First acquisition 2021
14 January 2021
Where in the past sellers and private individuals had the pleasure of coming to the museum in person to offer something for our collection, in Corona time everything goes by mail. Hastily handed over at the doorstep by a delivery boy with face mask. For example, today we received our first acquisition of the year 2021, a nineteenth-century cigar holder carved in meerschaum with an amber mouthpiece. As a depiction a slightly piquant woman, this time not just a head with a beautiful hairstyle or hat, but a complete bust which makes this pipe special. She holds one hand on her hat, in the other we see a bouquet. The beautiful patina is the result of frequent smoking. It is evident that the original owner enjoyed a lot of pleasure by smoking and viewing.