Pipe, clay, bowl with portion of stem attached, inscribed Home Rule


Clay pipe, bowl and portion of stem attached. A decorative leaf pattern extends from where the stem is broken to about mid way up the bowl, this consists of two leafs one on the front (from smoker’s perspective – nearest face) and one on the back. The legend “HOME RULE” occurs in raised letters just below the rim on the bowl on either side of the stem. No heel.

This clay pipe bowl was found in a garden at Cappalodge, Sixmilebridge. It dates to between 1870 and 1914 and as is often typical, the stem of the pipe is broken off. It was common to have political messages on clay pipes in the 19th century.

Category: Smoking Equipment

2006.0029 (5465)