First acquisition 2012
8 January 2012
Just after the first week a rare meerschaum pipe could be booked. Originating from the inheritance of the Amsterdam couple Phine and Frits Verhaaff we received a couple of pipes of which the one shown here is the most beautiful. It concerns a large sized meerschaum pipe of classic model. As a particular detail between bowl and stem an elegant decoration of a woman standing near a well can be seen. We need to do some research to find the maker of this pipe. Viennese carvings is a classic remark, but pipes like these were especially popular in the United States and quite a number of them were made over there. Therefore a good start for the collection of the Pijpenkabinet.