Walter Raleigh Smoking Pipe Stem

(ca. 1630 - ca. 1640)

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.

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  • Date made

    ca. 1630 - ca. 1640

  • Dimensions

    Length 3.5 cm

    Bore Diameter 8/64 inches

  • Decoration

    Walter Raleigh

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  • Animals/objects

    Smoking Pipe

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  • Class


  • Material

    Ball Clay

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