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Metal; Porcelain; Wood
Object Description
A long stemmed German pipe with a wooden natural dark wood stem, probably made out of cherry or mahogany wood. The bottom barrel- where the tobacco would be put is made out of a white porcelain with a small painting of a German couple in traditional clothing in the Alps. The man is wearubg green and has a rifle over his shoulder and a long pole in his hands. The woman sitting next to him is wearing a white shirt with a purple smock/vest over it pouring water from a pitcher into a basin. This porcelain piece is topped with a medal flip top. The tobacco section of the pipe has broken off and is held with the piece by a burnt red and forest green strings.
Porcelain pipes with wooden stems were popular in Germany during the late 19th century, early 20th century. They were originally made with nature scenes depicted on the barrels and sold to the local men but they changed the designs to more of a folk character- depicting a couple in traditional dress doing everyday chores in the Alps in order to sell more of them to tourists and visitors.
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Pipe, 1900s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10560. Accessed 05/29/24.