28 March 2018
The term was first used at the time Benedict Goes wrote his The intriguing design of tobacco pipes. In the 1990’s little was known about pipes of alternative types of lacquered ceramics as developed in Ruhla (Thüringen, Germany) and surrounding places. In the meantime we collected an number of interesting examples to illustrate their diversity. This album presents a small series. Eye-catching are the bright colours in which they are executed, especially red was popular. Quite a few of these pipes were adorned with gilding. Also the addition of a ceramic lid was popular, although most of them got lost because of these fragility. Altogether this material deserves our attention for its specific shaping and colourful finish.