Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Two Extraordinary Porcelain Pipes



(The Tobacco Pipe Artistory) As described by Ben Rapaport in The European Porcelain Pipe, Illustrated History for Collectors, 2014,
"On October 20, 2000, in the Altstad area of Heidelberg, Germany, Metz Auktion GmbH offered a hithertofore little-known collection of antique pipes from a small tobacco shop in Basel, Switzerland. Among the more than 500 antique and vintage pipes were several hand painted Meissen pipe bowls and two rare porcelain pipes in fitted cases. (Encountering a porcelain pipe in a fitted case is a rare occurrence, and finding two at the same time is an incredible coincidence.) Continued

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