Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Viennese Cheroot Holder of a Woman Serenading the Moon


The moon has always inspired man's imagination and romantic expression.











1894 Lute Playing Monkey Sitting On The Moon










The moon equally inspired of Viennese carvers at the turn of the 20th century.



$' high; 7" long. Courtesy Private Collection


This meerschaum pipe offers one of the most successful integration of theme, materials and colors we have seen: an amber mouthpiece, a moon shaped meerschaum deeply colored from many years of loving and respectful smoking, a softly colored scantily clad lady in serenade,



$' high; 7" long. Courtesy Private Collection


the whole contrasted by the uncolored meerschaum bowl.


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