6 edition of Collecting antique meerschaum pipes found in the catalog.
|Other titles||Collecting antique meerschaums pipes|
|Statement||Ben Rapaport ; photography by Gary L. Kieffer ... [et al.].|
|Series||A Schiffer book for collectors|
|LC Classifications||NK6045 .R36 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||176 p. :|
|Number of Pages||176|
|LC Control Number||98044885|
This alleged landmark event was supposedly the start of European meerschaum pipe making. When the pipe-maker had finished the job, the gentleman instructed him to color the bowl before delivering it. But, alas! They bought in Europe, where the finest specimens in wood, meerschaum, ivory, porcelain, amber, and silver were created, or in a few US cities, such as New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, where similar finery was sold. The coloring ultimately approaches black-brown or a muted, dark cherry.
I engage in a bit of intellectual gymnastics about collecting meerschaum pipes in general, and more specifically, I examine the distinct and distinguishable differences between these two generations of carving skills. This book now comes at a time when antique meerschaums are taking center stage, and collecting them is like buying blue-chip stocks. The top cap can be of briar, olivewood, or even Lucite. To clean a pipe with boiling alcohol, you will need two simple tools: an alcohol lamp and a small retort. Meerschaum could have been used even earlier than but however devious, cryptic or circuitous the route, meerschaum came from the East and was popularized in the West.
The choices are yours. In fact, I have been fortune enough to find several of these treasures in a single box lot. It is neither a major industrial mineral nor a precious stone, but it still retains a record of a long—and continuing—association with art and the personal affairs of Man. No, nothing was too good for a gentleman's pipe. Many repair shops won't offer this service for this reason. For you disbelievers, clean out one of your own pipes with sweetener, then try the boiling alcohol method on that "clean" pipe.
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You may just windup turning a Comoy Golden Grain into a natural. Now, this volume is a permanent record of their unrivaled genius. Meerschaum could have been used even earlier than but however devious, cryptic or circuitous the route, meerschaum came from the East and was popularized in the West.
This may be a sunken "cup" which doesn't obstruct the natural contours of the gourd.
Photo 5 is a Castello Collection, shape As it is smoked, tars and oils seep closer to the waxed surface of the shank and then the bowl. The trick to this technique is to develop an interesting texture to the carving. Soon after reading that book, I found an Aldo Velani briar calabash in my local Tinderbox store, and I've been collecting the shape ever since.
Still, the calabash shape is certainly not as popular a motif as the bulldog, billiard, or apple. The poor smoke a modest clay pipe; the rich a meerschaum set with silver and amber, carved and engraved like a precious stone; poor and rich consuming much tobacco, burn it in an incombustible bowl with a tube attached.
One intact collection belongs to the Savinelli pipe company. He also acquired pipes for tobacco, dagga, opium, kief, etc. Let the pipe dry out Collecting antique meerschaum pipes book least six hours before smoking.
Even the best of repair shops including Dunhill's in NY have been known to do this on occasion, but if this happens often, then find another repair shop. Of the many thousands of meerschaum pipes made a century or two ago, the quantity of those that have survived in pristine condition is small, and most are already in private collections, although a few appear at the auction block or at an estate sale from time to time.
Ewers, a scholar of the history and ethnology of the Plains Indians, reported in his book Plains Indian History and Culture: "During the nineteenth century several collectors in this country and abroad specialized in collecting artifacts illustrating the uses of tobacco in all parts of the world From there, a cottage industry grew across Western Europe, where craftsmen learned to manipulate this chalky, milky-white, pliable mineral into pipes that competed with three popular materials used in pipe fabrication: clay introduced in England in the late s ; porcelain introduced near-simultaneously in France and Germany in the early s ; and briar Erica arborea, the root of the heath tree, introduced in France in the mids.
Eighteenth century collectors had less selectivity, but as carving, etching, incising, engraving, and painting skills became more intricate and artful, opportunities to purchase higher quality, more sumptuous pipes became greater.
Returning to Pesth, on the east bank of the Danube, he gave it to a cobbler who, when not making or mending shoes, made wood pipes; the Count was one of his patrons. Now polish the pipe on a buffer, only the low spots of the carving will remain black.Home > Pipes > Collectible Smoking Pipes.
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Collecting Antique Meerschaum Pipes: Miniature to Majestic Sculpture, is an illustrated guide to the smoking utensils made of a mineral that has been used since at least the early s and which is, today, still a popular material.
In the last decade, a surge in interest in Author: Ben Rapaport. I recommend Collecting Antique Meerschaum Pipes and A Complete Guide to Collecting Antique Pipes, both by Ben Rapaport, and The Ultimate Pipe Book by Richard Carleton Hacker Look at some beautiful and interesting antique pipes here: House of Pipes This is an older article, but the history is not outdated: The Art of the Antique Pipe.
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Let’s get started! Meerschaum is essentially a member of the soapstone family, typically mined in Turkey at depths of 50 to feet. It is soft and porous, and its history in pipe carving is debated, according to Benjamin Rapaport in his "A Complete Guide to Collecting Antique Pipes, ".