King George IV Silver Gilt Meerschaum Pipe Modelled as King George IV, London 1823
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George IV silver-gilt mounted meerschaum pipe modeled as George IV and marked for London 1823. The maker is probably Edward Witham. The silver-gilt mounts of exceptional quality, the pipe mount with a floral Badge of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Heraldic badges of England (Tudor Rose), Scotland (Thistle) and Ireland (Shamrock). The plants are grown from the same stem, representing the united countries. The top fitted with a royal crown by the same silversmith.
Dimensions: 13 cm high by 14 cm long by 7 cm deep.
Weight: 384 grams gross.
For a Meerschaum pipe with similar silver-gilt mounts see the Museum of Fine Art Boston