World’ s Best Quality Meerschaum. ITALIAN DESIGN SMOOTH made by. NO SYNTHETIC PAINTING, NATURALLY WAXED BY BEE’S WAX. Length : 16.00 cm = 6.29. Height: 6.30 cm = 2.48. Width : 3.50 cm =1.38. Bowl Diameter : 19 mm = 0.75. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MEERSCHAUM PIPES. Meerschaum is a very rare mineral, a kind of hard white clay. Light and porous structure of the pipe keeps the smoke cool and soft. The pipe itself is a natural filter which absorbs the nicotine. Meerschaum is the most flavorful and beautiful pipe you can own. Because of this peculiarity, meerschaum pipes slowly change their colors to different tones of gold and dark brown. This adds an aesthetic enjoyment to its great smoking pleasure. The longer a pipe is smoked the more valuable it becomes due to the color change. Today many old and rare meerschaums have found a permanent place in museums and private collections. Pipes are made of high quality Eskisehir Meerschaum which is very well known by experts. Unlike briar, meerschaum does not burn. Meerschaum pipes do not need pre-smoking to have a good quality performance. You can get perfect satisfaction with the very first smoking. Unlike a briar pipe, which must be dried after each smoke, the meerschaum can be smoked many times a day because of its absorbing qualities. Every pipe comes in a completely custom fitted case. All mouthpieces and pipe-cases are handmade individually after the production of the pipes. Each pipe is a hand crafted art of the masters. The item “ITALIAN DESIGN Meerschaum Tobacco Pipe withCASE 1886 Pipa” is in sale since Wednesday, February 16, 2011. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Meerschaum”. The seller is “meerschaummarket” and is located in Hockessin, Delaware. This item can be shipped worldwide.