La ronde Bretonne
6 December 2020
A unique asset to our collection: a pipe with the special name La Ronde Bretonne. Over a dozen men, women and children sit around a column, playing an instrument, or singing and even rocking a toddler. In short, a table tobacco pipe with a jolly scene that brings cheerfulness into the home to get through the Holiday Season. With a base and lid made of amber and gold-plated silver mounting, packed in a wooden case with black leather on the outside and velvet on the inside. A pipe made in Paris at the time by Louis Lavisse, a maker of name and fame. We discovered this specimen in a French auction report as early as 2004. Since then, this object has been hiding in a private collection from where it is now sold. Today the object has been purchased by us and has become a museum item, a final destination worthy for such a special object!