Unique stoneware pipe in auction
8 October 2022
Today, Metz auction house in Heidelberg is auctioning one of the rarest tobacco pipes imaginable and perhaps also the most expensive. It is a pipe of so-called Böttgersteinzeug made in the year 1712, entirely according to the shape of the Gouda quality pipe of that time. This pipe is the link between the Gouda clay pipe and the start of the famous porcelain factory in Meissen. It is unique that a porcelain factory in the making relies so heavily on the merits of the Gouda pipe. With a estimated price of no less than 40,000 euros, this special object remains out of reach for most enthusiasts.