Museum number:

APM 1.852


wooden pipes


tobacco pipe


Black Forest pipe with figures


Tobacco pipe made of wood with high cylindrical bowl with pointed figural bottom, up going stem without stub. Bowl around hand carved four trees of which the crowns flow together, between the trunks a kind of niches in which at the front a standing hunter with sitting dog, on both sides a standing deer and at the back a rock on which a deer, the base is the head of an animal, on the right a deer's head, on the left a pig's head, both animals bitten in the ear by a hunting dog. Originally wooden valve cover on silver frame with on the top deer in gallop, lid internal label with handwritten collection number "69". Original mounting with upright stem with deer horn base with two crowns followed by a wooden stem, at the top at the side deer horns stem in which a buffalo horns bit with two knots. Stem cut like a truncated tree trunk with halfway a male climbing around the tree, the feet, hands and head of deer's horn, the pants torn and his buttocks visible, on the top of the stem a bird's nest.


Period 1840 - 1850


GeneralLength11.42 in (29 cm)
BowlHeight5.31 in (13.5 cm)
Width1.77 in (4.5 cm)
StemLength1.97 in (5 cm)
Pipe type stub stemmed pipe
Pipe shape cylindrical
Other materialsbuffalo horn, stag horn (animal material)
Traces of use ongerookt
Region internationalWestern Europe
Region nationalblack forest
Year 2008
Provenance Amsterdam, veilinghuis Sotheby's, lot 64
Wittelsbach, kroonprins Rupprecht van Beieren (1869-1955) en erven, 2008
Amsterdam, Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, Museum of Bags and Purses, tentoonstelling "It’s a men’s world", 9 maart - 27 augustus 2017.

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