Jean Perron rediscovered
14 March 2016
The discovery of a cardboard case holding eighty pages of hand drawn designs urged us to show this recent acquisition in a small exhibition in the Amsterdam Pipe Museum. It is a tribute to a talented pipe maker and artist who, after one and a half century, appears from the oblivion of history by this recent rediscovery. His name Jean Perron appears as a tiny signature on one of the pages, that show his artistic talent in his fine drawings. He was active as a pipe designer and carver in Paris in the 1860-1875 period. The discovery of this case gives a fully new insight in the French production of meerschaum pipes. The exhibition "Jean Perron rediscovered" ends May 7 2016.