Meerschaum Carved Lion Head pre-colored. NO SYNTACTIC PAINTING, NATURALLY DIPPED IN TO THE HOT BEE'S WAX
Comes with Fitted Case
Hand carved Block Meerschaum in Turkey
Bakelite Stem in burnt orange swirls
These pure blocks of meerschaum also known as hydrous magnesium silicate or sepiolite, are mined from depths of up to 450 feet in central Turkey.
Each meerschaum block are graded based on size, density, color and homogeneity. Larger blocks sell at a premium price
2-5/8" bowl height
7/8" bowl chamber
3.40 oz. weight
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MEERSCHAUM PIPES
Meerschaum is a very rare mineral, a kind of hard white clay. Light and porous structure of the pipe keeps the smoke cool and soft. The pipe itself is a natural filter which absorbs the nicotine. Meerschaum is a flavorful and beautiful pipe to ownBecause of this peculiarity, meerschaum pipes slowly change their colors to different tones of gold and dark brown. This adds an esthetic enjoyment to its great smoking pleasure. The longer a pipe is smoked the more valuable it becomes due to the color change. Today many old and rare meerschaums have found a permanent place in museums and private collections.
Meerschaum pipes do not need pre-smoking to have a good quality performance. You can get perfect satisfaction with the very first smoking. All mouthpieces and pipe-cases are handmade individually after the production of the pipe. Each pipe is a hand crafted piece of art.