Museum number:

APM 20.597

Subcollection:

porcelain pipes

Title:

tobacco pipe

Keyword:

standing general

Description:

Porcelain tobacco pipe with stummel bowl, button heel and straight insert stem with six constrictions. Bowl front in Camaïeu or painted in monochrome shades of brown against a barely yellowish background, a standing general leaning on a stick with a cap in his hand, pointing with the left hand at a plinth on which the coat of arms of Switzerland and a second heraldic coat of arms and the years "1828- 1840" and below that "AUF WIEDERSEHEN", in the background a landscape with a river. Heel gold leaf. Stem end blue underglaze stripe. Original mounting with flat white metal lid, stamped eagle with spread wings on the inside and circular inscription "HENNIGER & CO NEUSILBER".

Date:

Year 1840


Dimensions:

BowlHeight4.45 in (11.3 cm)
Width1.5 in (3.8 cm)
StemLength1.38 in (3.5 cm)
Characteristics
Pipe type insert pipe
Pipe shape high oval stummel porcelain bowl
Materialporcelain (ceramic)
Techniquethrown (potters' wheel), slip cast
Colourwhite
Other materialswhite metal (metal)
Finish glazuur, grisaille
Traces of use gerookt
Production
ContinentEurope
Region internationalWestern Europe
CountryGermany
Region nationalBerlin (state)
TownBerlin
Maker #1Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur (?)
ContinentEurope
Region internationalWestern Europe
CountryGermany
Region nationalNorth Rhine Westphalia
TownCologne
Maker #2 Henniger & Co ( maker of metal fittings)
Acquisition
Year 2011
Provenance Groningen, Niemeyer Tabaksmuseum, <1980-2011, nr AB385
Literature
Georg Alfred Brongers, Porseleinen pijpekoppen in het Niemeyer Nederlands Tabacologisch museum te Amsterdam en Groningen. LochemMaandblad Antiek, V/3, 1970. p 151, afb. 2. Dit exemplaar.
Bep van der Linden-Nijdam, Pijpen: rookinstrumenten van oudsher Tabaksdozen: fraaie bergplaatsen voor het dure produkt. Kunst- & Antiekrevue, VI/4, 1980. p 23. Dit exemplaar. Bijschrift: Porseleinen pijpekop, Meissen. Niemeyer Ned. Tabacologisch Museum, Groningen.
Exhibition
Zwolle, Provinciaal Overijssels Museum, tentoonstelling "Van Gouwenaar tot bruyèrepijp, het tabaksgebruik in Nederland 1600-1900", 1 december 1979 - 20 januari 1980.
Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshavener Küstenmuseum, tentoonstelling "Schöne alte Porzellanpfeifen - 1750 bis 1900", 28 augustus 1982 - 12 september 1982.

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