Century of Change, final flourish and ultimate fall of the European Clay pipe – Don Duco


Unique study of the design of clay pipes in the period from 1830 to 1940, based on the rare catalogs of the producers. The book discusses the most interesting era in the history of the tobacco pipe: a century in which the figural pipe bowl comes to an unrivaled flourish, followed by a decline of the craft. This evaluation is influenced by aspects of fashion, smoking habits, economy and politics. Illustrated with over 300 pages from authentic pipe catalogs.

192 pages, 363 illustrations, full English and Dutch text.

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