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Clay tobacco pipe

Description:

Smoking tobacco in a pipe became very popular during the 1700s.  However, it was viewed by the upper classes as common, and snuff remained the fashionable way to take tobacco.  Clay pipes were only discarded when the stems became too short for comfort.

 

This pipe has 'Cainbier a Paris' marked on the stem. 

Place of Production:
Paris
Materials/Media:
clay
Dimensions:
diameter (bowl) 24mm, length 60mm, height 37mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Digital Number:
SQAC011n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council