Stove with a long pipe
Even before the pipe maker Georges Vincent-Genod became a maître pipier, he was already involved in the design of tobacco pipes. This pipe is the earliest example of his work. He carved this pipe, not in briar but from an unknown type of wood. The remarkable design is in the shape of a stove with a long stem with a mouthpiece that refers to the stove pipe. An original find of which till that moment no second example is known. Perhaps the minus point is that the pipe does not stand on its own, for that reason the young Genod poured some lead into the bowl, so that the pipe regained its balance. Because he did not yet have a brand stamp, the pipe bowl was given his initials with ink at the bottom. It is for sure that this item was made for a special occasion, but we do not know whether it was used for a local exhibition or as a sort of apprentice piece. Thanks to the signature and the fact that the pipe was preserved in the Genod factory collection, attribution can be given with certainty and we know that this pipe was conceived about a century ago.
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