FLEXIBLE MOUTHPIECE & ORIGINAL CORD. Antique German decorated porcelain pipes. 26" full Height x 8" porcelain pipe Height x 1 ¼ rim Diameter. Please carefully review all the photos and read the condition report.
It has about 7 inch long drying fissure (opening) in the hollow wooden shaft along the tip of the pipe. Other than this natural opening of the wooden shaft due to drying over time, this antique Ludwigsburg, Germany military themed, decorated porcelain smoking pipe is in superb, very well preserved overall antique condition.
The long, slender porcelain vestibule which holds the smoking tobacco is nearly unblemished, with no flea-bites to any of its edges and no noticeable, depreciating abrasions to its surface, which would obscure and diminish the extraordinary hand painted ceramic component of the pipe. The wood is a stained bamboo, with natural reeded sections. It's naturally hollow and would lend itself for the purpose of a smoking pipe.The upper mouthpiece is made of wood and also has reeded, graduated sections. The flexible portion appears to be made of linen and has slightly opened at its seam the most likely rabbit skin glue holding the linen wrap together has slightly let go. An extraordinarily beautiful antique German decorated porcelain, military themed smoking pipe. Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. The item "19TH C ANTIQUE 1881 LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY MILITARY THEME PAINTED PORCELAIN PIPE" is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Estate". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.