Help ID "Meerbowl" pipe

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cobguy

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Oct 18, 2013
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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!


 

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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.

 

cobguy

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

 
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