Saturday, December 24, 2011

A masterpiece from the Dunhill antique pipe collection

Meerschaum pipe, 18" l., attributed to Joseph Krammer, Vienna, ca. 1871.

The motif depicts the wedding of Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria to the Marquis of Lorne, at Windsor St. George chapel, March 21, 1871, inscribed at base.

From the Dunhill antique pipe collection, and sold at Christie's on May 23, 2006 for $50,000.

For more examples of the extraordinary skills of meerschaum pipe carvers of yesteryears, check out The Tobacco Pipe Artistory Page on Facebook.

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