Amsterdam Pipe Museum acquires a pipe with cannons
9 June 2017
Recently our museum managed to buy in Paris a most exceptional pipe: the marshal’s pipe. This meerschaum pipe from about 1830 is fitted with a full silver lid holding a cannon, with eight gun barrels around. If the pipe is in use, smoke comes from the cannons all around. This kind of exclusive tobacco pipes were made as a gift to high officers in the French army. For these man in uniform such high-end pipes were one of the rare items to distinguish themselves. This exceptional acquisition will be showcased in the museum the coming months.