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Skull pipe: bowl, stem, and case

Object Number: 
INV.7893a-c
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Meerschaum, leather, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 × 15 3/4 in. (8.3 × 40 cm)
Marks: 
printed: paper label affixed to object: "Gift of/Lucille/de Luze/Foley/2-14-50"
Description: 
Meerschaum pipe bowl in the shape of a skull; red brown leather case with hinge and openings corresponding with openings in pipe bowl. Stem is carved wood out of a tree branch and varnished "cherry" brown; cylindrical tortoise shell mouth piece screws into the tip.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucille de Luze Foley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group