One partial Walter Raleigh smoking pipe stem made of white ball clay. The stem is decorated on both sides depicting the eyes, scales, and open mouth of a sharp toothed sea monster, whale, or crocodile. The bowl is missing. A complete Walter Raleigh pipe includes a bowl in the shape of a 17th century gentleman thought to represent Sir Walter Raleigh. These pipes are Dutch in origin and were popular in port towns in the Netherlands circa 1630-1640. The stem of this pipe is 3.5 cm long and the bore hole diameter is 8/64 inches.