Finely carved meerschaum pipes to sell in online auction March 10

Fifty-six collectible meerschaum pipes comprise an online auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, March 10, at 4 p.m. These prized smoking pipes are made of a mineral commonly known as meerschaum. Found in deposits in the city of Anatolia in present-day Turkey, the hard white clay has been hand-carved into pipes since the 18th century.

Sultan, hand-carved meerschaum pipe, 4.9in long. Estimate: $50-$60. LiveAuctioneers image

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