Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Historical Pete

The Peterson Patent Catalogue above is from around 1898.
As can be seen from the illustrated cover, there are two figurative pipes depicted.
I have often admired the Lion head in particular and wondered if I would ever be fortunate enough to eventually find and acquire one.

Well wishes do come true,please meet my latest acquisition to the Sandpiper Peterson Pipe Museum. A Meerschaum version, which is even better in the 'flesh', a real stunner . Hallmarked for 1898 and in museum condition.


  1. What a great, rare enrichment of your stunning collection, Jim! Congratulations!

  2. Thank you guys,I do feel rather proud and very privileged to be the custodian of this piece of Peterson history.

  3. The two figurative pipes on the catalog cover are briar pipes crafted by Louis Lamberthod in St Claude (France). Peterson used to commission this kind of pipe from the French pipemaker, inventor of the famous machine able to duplicate figurative pipes.
    An example: the Vercingetorix head "from Peterson"

  4. Hi Pipehil,good to see you that you visit my humble blog.
    Thank you for the correction and historical footnote,it is much appreciated.
    I was aware of the Vercingetorix example.
    Kindest regards,

  5. Wow,

    that's all I can say