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Lot of dozens of clay smoking-pipe bowls, 1820s-1860s, found in the northeastern US.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:150.00 - 225.00 USD
Lot of dozens of clay smoking-pipe bowls, 1820s-1860s, found in the northeastern US.
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Lot of dozens of clay smoking-pipe bowls, 1820s-1860s, found in the northeastern US. 772 grams total. As most colonial collectors know, the preferred method of smoking (dating back into the 1500s) was via long pipes made out of white clay with narrow, fragile stems whose tips were broken off after each use, leaving just the bowl and small base at the other end when no longer in use and finally discarded. This group contains about 36 of these discarded bowls, most intact but some chipped or broken, a few with letters on the side (like T and D) and mostly stained or caked with mud or clay.