Clay tobacco pipes

Clay tobacco pipes

Two clay tobacco pipes, possibly made by a Yarmouth pipemaker. One is decorated with fish scales going into a wicker basket. The other depicts fish or ripples swimming into a wicker basket (less crisply moulded). Designs of this sort may relate to the Yarmouth herring trade and are known to have been used by a pipemaker working in the Yarmouth rows.

Both pipes have burn stains inside the bowl – evidence of them having been smoked. The ends are broken off.

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May 13, 2018

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