Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Fun Coupon 15% Off and Antique Clay Pipe Bowls

 Hi there. Just wanted to let you know that we are having a FALL FUN 15% off promotion at Time Was Antiques with coupon code 018.  Celebrating the changing season!  Just click the pumpkins above!

And for something a little different, I wanted to share the photos of some antique clay pipe bowls that I recently sold to a man who is a Civil War enactor and educator who is always looking for interesting items dating up to the civil war period of 1850. I had acquired a lot of antique pipe bowls and a few pipe stems on one of my English buying trips and he was excited to get them. He is also a potter and is planning to try making one so he can demonstrate at one of his education times on a battlefield. The following date from 1780-1860:

 This is a glazed pipe bowl with a corroded copper ring left on it

This pipe bowl is of glazed ceramic and features a hand painted design of a sheep or deer
This is my favorite as it is a figural clay pipe bowl that is shaped like a horse's hoof.

This set is quite fun. There is an unusual layered or marbled clay pipe. The one with the partial stem has an embossed leaf design along the front and back and the bottom one has a scratched in or scgraphito bird design.

This set shows different colored clays and molding techniques and how small the hole in a pipe stem often was.
This set included 2 with anchors embossed on them which was a very popular design around the time of the Battle Of Trafalgar in the early 1800s.

So...that's my tale of the pipes. Maybe you'll see them or others the next time you visit a Civil War enactment camp and see an educator at work! My small contributuin to furthering historical knowledge!

Have a great day and have a cuppa with a friend. We are off for a day out today.


Kathy said...

Hello Ruth, these are marvelous! My neighbor and his wife are Civil War reinactors and she is a writer of some of the history in the south! They would love these! Thank you so much for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,

Terri said...

Hello Ruth, your post is very interesting. I don't know if I would have even recognized these as pipes if I had seen them in a shop! But you explain so well, I now will know what they are. Fascinating!

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