The clay pipe as archaeological find
9 February 2013
A small selection of clay pipes comes from archaeological digs. While most of the Gouda clay pipes were plain and undecorated, some of them have a detailed embossed decoration resulting from the engraving of the brass pipe mould. The eighteenth century also brings the first figural pipe bowls. It will however last till the nineteenth century before the figural pipe bowls become popular and the embossed decorations disappear.