antique Meerschaum - EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE carved head

This auction is for a large . . . REALLY large Meerschaum pipe bowl carved in the shape of a bearded head. The carving is fine, if not quite museum quality. On the other hand, the silver work at the end of the shank is exquisitely wrought, finely detailed, and secures a crack; four of the eight original garnets are missing.

The face is emotionally expressive . . . looks worried or, maybe, a little angry. The beard flows naturally with great detail as does the filigree trim at the base of the bowl.

There are some light surface cracks and a little chip in one ear. The piece that connected the hat to the tassel is missing.

Dimensions: length, 7-1/2"

height, 4-1/4"

rim diameter: n/a"

tobacco chamber diameter, 1-1/4"

tobacco chamber depth, 2-1/8"

Shipping Options

Winning bidder pays $9.55 for domestic shipping & handling, which includes a tracking number . Buyers living outside the United States have two options:

USPS 1 st Class Mail for US$ 17.50, without tracking, but, upon request, proof of mailing,

or USPS Registered Mail with tracking and signatures for US$ 30.00.

Once mailed to an address outside the United States, seller assumes no additional responsibility. By bidding, an international buyer accepts these terms). If a bidder wins more than one
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