Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tiffany Pipe 1890


Heidi purchased this silver and ivory gem in 1914 in Reading, Pennsylvania. 


 




It was made by Tiffany of New York in 1890.





 It was a gift from the Lord Chief Justice of England, Richard Everard Webster






to Jacob M. Gordin, a Russian-Jewish playwright living in America. His contemporaries referred to Gordin as the Jewish Shakespeare.






This elegant 8" pipe became part of the Martin Friedman Collection in 1978 and is illustrated on page 178 of Ben Rapaport's "A complete guide to collecting Antique Pipes" (1979).


(Courtesy of a Private Collector)

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