Article about two luxurious pipe bowls
30 January 2020
This month, the first article by Don Duco in this year is published on our website. Two wooden pipe bowls of a special shape are discussed, both with luxury silver mounting. These are pipes made of burl wood, in the style of the German city of Ulm. One of the pipe bowls shows silver figures in Turkoman style on the lid. In this article, the curator discusses the origin of this specific pipe shape and the method of manufacture. And not to forget the special type of wood, of which the original Dutch name was lost for many years. It is sought and sawed especially for these German pipes. Read the article and experience how the author comes to new conclusions through careful looking and comparing. Again it becomes clear that there is much more to say about each type of pipe than it often seems. In this way, our collection constantly offers new perspectives.