EB Smoking Pipe Stem, Heel, and Bowl

(1620 - 1640)

One nearly complete belly-shaped smoking bowl with a rouletted rim and attached stem of a pipe with an EB maker's mark on its oval heel. The interior surface of the bowl is blackened. The heel is marked with a crowned EB surrounded by a decorative circle. The bore diameter of the stem is 7/64 inches. Made of white ball clay. 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.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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