Marked by Joseph Ash
Object Place: Europe, London, England
20.2 x 12.5 x 7 cm (7 15/16 x 4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The pipe is carved from an elbow-shaped piece of meerschaum. It is mounted with a silver mouthpiece formed of a cast disk with concentric rings of acanthus and anthemion leaves. At the center is a cone-shaped fitting with a border of anthemion leaves and a ring-shaped handle. The bowl of the pipe is mounted with a silver collar formed of sheet that has a high hinged cover. The cover has a cast rim of anthemion leaves and a shaped midesection with saw-pierced lettering. The circular top of the cover is a cast medallion depicting mean seated around a table, smoking pipes and drinking.
In pierced work along the cap, "SALUS IN FUMO."
On the mouthpiece and on the lip of the bowl, maker's mark IA (Grimwade 1104) (repeated on cover); date letter R (repeated on cover); lion passant (repeated on cover); sovereign's head.
Roland A. Lee, London, purchased November 10, 1965, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour