EB Smoking Pipe Heel and Bowl

(1650 - 1664)

One fragment of a partial smoking pipe bowl and circular heel made of white ball clay. The heel is marked EB surrounded by a rouletted or beaded circle. The bore hole diameter is 7/64 inches. There are red iron stains covering the bowl. EB pipes were manufactured in Amsterdam by an Englishman from Surrey named Edward Bird (Burt). Documents list Bird as a pipe maker in 1630. After his demise in 1655, Bird's son Evert, continued manufacturing pipes, probably using the EB mark. Pipes with the EB mark in a beaded circle were produced from c. 1650-1664.

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