Museum number:

APM 998


meerschaum pipes


tobacco pipe


hunting scenes, deer head with horn


Tobacco pipe made of meerschaum with high slender bag shaped bowl, outstanding bowl opening, lens-shaped bottom without heel and flared stem extending to a cuff. Bowl front hand-carved head of a deer with antler, in the mouth a hunter's horn over two crossed rifles and a whey with a dog on the left and a partridge on the right, over the stem left dogs chasing a wild boar, on the right three hunters on horses and a dog, along the bowl opening left a hunter on horseback and on the right a dog chasing a deer. Bowl and stem underside a boar's head and two partridges on oak leaves and other motifs. Original mounting with silver lid with high drum and button on top, silver stem ring with locking ring. Cuff printed mark "N" in circle. Original stem with twisted ivory parts interspersed with gold-plated straps, middle section covered on both sides with alternating mother-of-pearl and light wood, flexible part with braided gilt iron wire, teat-shaped mouthpiece of amber.


Year 1844


BowlHeight4.21 in (10.7 cm)
Width1.97 in (5 cm)
StemLength2.36 in (6 cm)
Length total13.58 in (34.5 cm)
Pipe type stub stemmed pipe
Pipe shape high bag shape
Materialmeerschaum (block) (stone)
Colouryellowish white
Other materialssilver (metal), ivory (animal material), wood, mother of pearl (organic material)
Finish gemonteerd
Traces of use ongerookt
Region internationalCentral Europe
Region nationalVienna (province)
MakerSydon Noltze
Mark N (ingedrukt, manchet kops)
gehaltemerk + jaarcijfer 18.4 (ingeslagen, dekselring)
IM (TM) (meesterteken) (ingeslagen, dekselring)
Year 2008
Provenance Amsterdam, veilinghuis Sotheby's, lot 61
Wittelsbach, kroonprins Rupprecht van Beieren (1869-1955) en erven, 2008
Product met een voor die tijd standaard formaat voorzien van prachtig en verfijnd snijwerk, het onderwerp jacht is voor Duitsland dan zeer populair. De steel sluit daar goed bij aan.
Vgl. APM 17.081 in vergelijkbare stijl maar wat minder gedetailleerd.
Don Duco, Fabels en feiten over de meerschuim pijp. Amsterdam, 2009. afb 77. Dit exemplaar.

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