From the masterpieces of the early days,
to pipes integral to the life of the German student,
to Coats of Arms,
to Commemorative scenes,
|Exacting adaptation from the baroque by Christofano Allori " Guiditta con la Testa di Oloferne" (Judith with the Head of Holofernes) relating how the Hebrew widow, Judith, beheaded Nebuchadnezzar's general, c. 1840-1850. Courtesy Peckus & Rapaport|
to Beasts, Blooms, Birds and Bugs,
to Character and Carnival Motifs,
|Polychromatic figural bust of Louis XIII, seventeenth-century King of France and King of Navarre, Porcelaine de Paris, c. 1840. Bowl, Daniel Mazaleyrat Collection; photograph courtesy Arnaud Thomasson and Guillaume Deprez. Courtesy Peckus & Rapaport|
and miscellany of atypical but no less striking pipes...
Overall 145 photos take the reader on a visual journey through 250 years of porcelain pipe manufactory in France and Germany anchored in scholarly historical research.