Here we have a very early 1890/91 Kapp Brothers Meerschaum. This is one of the most impressive early antique meerschaums I have had the pleasure to own.
The 1890/1 Peterson patent number is stamped clearly on the silver collar. It is also stamped with both K&P and KAPP BROS.
It is quite a large pipe ,with a nicely coloured apple shaped bowl in good condition.
The mouthpiece is without cracks or chips or other damage, and it has a complete "orific" lip typical of this period of the 1800s,prior to the introduction of the famous Plip. (Note:- As far as it refers to pipes, it means the little rounded lumpy bit at the end of the stem/mouthpiece that stops it falling from between the teeth. It means there is just a round hole instead of a slot. The p-lip is a specialized one, most orific stems had a larger exit hole. Some were round, others were flat tapered.)
As an obsessive Peterson collector,my ambition over the years has been to acquire an example of a Kapp & Peterson pipe from the early partnership period. As the proud new custodian of this one, I feel very proud. Thank you Garry.
Here are some photos,I hope you enjoy the views.