Meerschaum pipes are polarizing. People love them or hate them.
What category are you in?
I usually dislike them – while they have unique smoking qualities, I prefer the look and the grip of a nice piece of briar and zen-like perfection without any disturbing details or artificial showing-off.
But that is a matter of taste – and even I sometimes am intrigued by the possibilities a skilled carver has when shaping a pipe out of a block of meerschaum material.
While I was sifting through the current Ebay pipe listings, looking for a unique pipe to present here for you, this one made me laugh. At first. Then I had a closer look at the pictures and thought: WOW. This guy (Turkish master carver H.Cor) seems to know what he is doing!
Personally I still think this is a fugly piece of pipe for necrophiliacs ;-) – but a very adorable one, stemming from a long history of skillful meerschaum pipe making in Turkey.
If you are a meerschaum lover, you will certainly be able to appreciate the beauty of the skull and bat motive and the craftsmanship that is quite obvious.
Take a closer look at this pipe while it is available and many other meerschaum pipes (there are also some other motives by the same artist) on our meerschaum pipes listings page at estatetobaccopipes.com – CLICK HERE!
…and cast your vote in the comments below or on our Facebook page, what you think of this motive and this sort of pipe! :)