La ronde Bretonne
20 March 2023
The content of the central honorary showcase in the Amsterdam Pipe Museum changes regularly. After the impressive six Kloben from Ulm, it is now the turn of one of the most cheerful pipes in our collection. It is a striking and large meerschaum pipe with carved figures in a wide circle around the pipe bowl. Look closely and you'll see happy families with children on their laps, some playing musical instruments, others singing, their legs dangling over the edge they're sitting on. Everyone is dressed in traditional Breton costume, hence the melodious name for this pipe: La Ronde Bretonne. The maker is the Parisian meerschaum carver Louis Lavisse, son-in-law of the famous Goltsche family. Come by yourself to admire this unique piece in real life!