"Fine Finish & Light Weight for the Size"
"Smooth Calabash Meerschaum Pipe"
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Hand Made & Hand Carved Meerschaum Pipes, Cigarette Holders and more.
Featured Exact Meerschaum Pipe; Comes w/ Maroon Color Self-fitting Case, Stand, and a Leather Carrying Pouch and made of 100% Top Graded Block Meerschaum
PERFECT Smoking PIPE GIFT
HAND MADE & CARVED in Eskisehir Turkey
MEASURES: LENGTH 5.51"/14cm - HEIGHT 2.28"/5.8cm - WIDTH 1.50"/3.8cm - Depth 1.85"/4.7cm - DIAMETER: 0.79"/20mm - WEIGHT: 1.40oz/40gr
Product No: 290698642091
WHITE TO IVORY COLOR BY NATURAL BEE'S WAXING
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
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UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL ART WORK, WHICH MAKE PERFECT GIFT AND ARE IDEAL FOR ANY OCCASION
Outlet Pricing from direct source for Collection or Functional.
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YOU WILL BE AMAZED BY THE LOOKS OF YOUR NEW PIPE, AND WILL BE SO PLEASED WITH THE PLEASURES IT WILL BRING YOU
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All about Meerschaum and more..
I am certain that most of the meerschaum pipe collectors and smokers are already familiar with what I am trying to say here. Simply I love working with meerschaum and
meerschaum pipes. You as My Valuable Etsy Customer please welcome with any info, suggestions and/or custom orders.
What is Meerschaum?
Meerschaum is a German word describing this prestigious stone, which literally means sea foam, but also known as “White Goddess” or “Venus of the Sea” .. Meerschaum is a hydrous magnesium silicate with a mixed chemical formula
Where can Meerschaum to be found?
The highest quality stone is mined and found only in one place in the world; in the plains of Eskisehir, Turkey.
How much more Meerschaum left in the Nature?
In this area there are about 4000 meerschaum shafts, which they already drilled and finished to find and extract quality meerschaum. Please check with Google Earth to see the drilled Meerschaum Mines pictures. Unfortunate this precise stone is getting lesser and lesser in the nature and harder to find nowadays, and it takes extensive work to extract; as there is no today’s machines used; in cold snowy weather and with simple hand tools to drill and if lucky to find this valuable stone. Certanly there is not enough of this valuable stone in the nature, as it is used to once. Thus most meerschaum pipe collectors would love to leave their meerschaum pipe(s) to their children and grand children, from generations to generations as an antique memory.
Museum, Antique Pipes, Artistry:
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the center of meerschaum pipe production was Vienna, Austria. Later in the 1970’s, the Turkish government banned the export of raw meerschaum as this material getting lower in the nature. Today, all meerschaum pipes are made in Eskisehir, Turkey by highly skilled renown artisans. The museum quality meerschaum pipes made in centuries ago or today, they found in antique museums all over the world.
Meerschaum tobacco pipes are exquisitely carved examples of the pipe maker’s art and are highly valuable and collectible. Meerschaum pipes were carved with elaborate scenes, portraits, figures, flowers, animals and natural motifs. They were collected and prized by the Europeans and all over the world.
Shaping, Carving, Polishing:
Meerschaum mined traditionally with hand tools and hand graded and sorted. Also hand carved uniquely with great intricacy by Turkish artisans. Meerschaum is light weight and soft and chalk-like when mined. Shaping and carving is done during this soft stage and followed by a slow drying process. Finally, the polishing technique the every artisan uses is also unique just like the art work itself; and kept secret. The polish consists of quality ingredients including pure bee’s wax to give the carvings a beautiful creamy white, bone, gold or brown color tones to this otherwise white stone. As the pipe is used, meerschaum material acts as a natural filter for nicotine, absorbs the nicotine and changes color from yellow to amber to brown tones.
More about this mineral! It is mined 30 to 450 feet below the surface of the earth, the magnesium content provides strength while the hydrogen and oxygen contribute to its porosity. One has to feel the weight of it! It is lighter than imagined! It is, in the words of one,
“. . . soft and light as a fleeting dream, creamy, delicate and sweet as the complexion of young maidenhood.” Benjamin Rapaport, A Complete Guide to Collecting Antique Pipes. 1979.
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Smooth Calabash Meerschaum Pipe Pipa de Espuma de Mar Ecume de Mer New Tobacco Smoking Pipes Hand Made w Case Stand Pouch
- Handmade item
- Materials: top grade block meerschaum, luletasi, seafoam, sepiolite, turkey, meerschaum from Eskisehir, ecume de mer, espuma de mar, white gold
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