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This amazingly hand carved Meerschaum pipe was purchased in the early 80’s at a gift to my father whom loved to smoke the pipe. As you can see from the photos he used it often. The details on this pipe are amazing. Come with case.

“Meerschaum is a German word meaning ‘sea foam’— it derived its name because it often was seen floating on the Black Sea. The German term probably has been used because German-speaking people controlled the meerschaum-pipe industry until World War II. Also, most of the craftsmen who began making meerschaum pipes in the United States came from either Germany or Austria.
Meerschaum is a very soft, porous, hydrous silicate of magnesia that is found in pockets within clay or serpentine deposits. Its origin is unknown, but it is believed to have been formed from the metamorphic shells and bones of tiny prehistoric sea creatures. Its geological name, assigned in the mid-nineteenth century by a German mineralogist, is sepiolite, from the Greek “Sepio,” or cuttlefish bone, which it resembles.” -Carl Ehwa, Jr. The Book of Pipes & Tobacco. 1974.

Ornate Captain of the Sea Meerschaum Pipe


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Only ships to United States from Wisconsin, United States.
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