Clay Pipe

 

The pipe is 130mm long, the bowl is 29mm high and the stem between 10mm and 14mm thick. The stem bore is 6/64″. A small fragment is missing from the rim of the bowl and part of the mouthpiece end of the stem is also lost. The fabric is off-white and fine-grained with few inclusions. The pipe was made in a two-part mould and is elaborately decorated throughout its surviving length. Sooting within the bowl and absorption of nicotine and tars in the body of both bowl and stem suggests that the pipe had been smoked a number of times before its breakage or loss