Bulldog Rustic Countryman African Block Meerschaum Pipe
- Tanganyika African Meerschaum Pipes
Bulldog Rustic Countryman African Block Meerschaum Pipe - Countryman model Bulldog pipe is rare find. It is carved in a highly rusticated finish all around the pipe bowl and diamond shank. The white meerschaum pipe is made of genuine Amboseli block meerschaum. A solid metal fitting is in the shank and attaches to a diamond shape tapered vulcanite stem. The Kiko white elephant logo represents the Countryman model and is on the straight black saddle stem. The pipe comes with a protective chamois drawstring pouch.
This is an authentic block meerschaum pipe from Africa and is stamped "Genuine Block Meerschaum" with the model number "3" on one side of the shank.
Although the pipe is over a half century old it is unsmoked in excellent condition. The pipe comes with its original box which does show very minimal wear and tear. It also includes an original small booklet telling a history of meerschaum with a description and pictures of the different African pipe styles.
In 1955 Kenyan businessmen from Nairobi established the Tanganyika Meerschaum Corporation after a meerschaum mine was discovered close to the surface on Mount Kilimanjaro. Another mine was soon discovered near Lake Amboseli. The meerschaum from this part of East Africa was known to be tougher, less porous and priced less than Turkish meerschaum. Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged and became known as Tanzania in October of 1964. The company closed soon after.
All dimensions are approximate.
Bowl Depth: 1.5"
Bowl Dia.: 0.77"
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