Jubilee Van der Want pipe factories
17 March 2019
On 17 March 1749, exactly 270 years ago today, Pieter van der Want Dirksz did his master proof for the Gouda pipe makers' guild. He is founder of the pipe factory that is now known as Zenith Van der Want. For centuries the factory produced press moulded clay tobacco pipes. Since 1920, the company has been known for its slip cast tobacco pipes, nowadays with a hollow-walled system for optimal dry and comfortable smoking. In Amsterdam Pipe Shop we have the exclusive right to sell these ceramic pipes that are appreciated worldwide for their dry smoking qualities.