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Help ID "Meerbowl" pipe

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  1. cobguy

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    Checked out an antique store today and found a couple of pipes.

    First one is a Savinelli Oscar Elite (811) with some nice birds-eye grain.

    The other one I need some help with please. All it says is "Meerbowl Imported Briar" Any info?? Thanks!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. anthonyrosenthal74

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    It's briar and they called it "meerbowl?"

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    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. martiniman

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    Is the bowl Meer lined?

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. jonasclark

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    That's my guess, too, meerschaum lining. These were almost always 'pressed' or 'chip' meer, and I've seen them crumble with age and end up looking like rough clay.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. cobguy

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    I scratched at the bowl interior and it looks like briar. Maybe it USED to have a lining?

    Posted 5 years ago #

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