A portrait pipe for students
Shortly after the Second World War the well-known Parisian tobacconist Au-Caïd launched pipes for students who could expresse their social commitment. This portrait pipe, made by the ceramist Jerry, is a good example of this. Made in a limited edition, it represents the head of Edouard Herriot. Herriot was a radical politician from the Third Republic who has been Prime Minister three times. A special feature of this pipe bowl is the stylization of the portrait, but also the smooth manner in which the bowl turns into the stem. The fine terracotta colour of the new pipe has a light tint and will gradually turns to dark brown by using. The ceramist immortalized himself by scratching in his somewhat childish signature at the bottom. Unfortunately we do not know anything about the circulation, but it is certain that these pipes were only available for a few years. More than fifty years after launch they have are of great rarity.
Amsterdam Pipe Museum APM 19.448
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