This is a really beautiful Pipe that was made by/for CAO in. This is a special edition CAO offered in the early 80's. I bought one just like it in 1983. When I saw it at Churchill's pipe shop in Topeka Kansas. It immediately took My breath away.Mine had a stem that was a strawberry color. But this one has more of a smoky brown pearlescent look to it. I remember in 1983 I bought mine for 175.00 which was a LOT back in 1983 when a. This is a Gourd Calabash, the entire body is made from a Calabash Gourd, and it has a.
Block Meerschaum bowl made by or for CAO, and back then and even up to today, CAO. Is famous for making the highest quality Meerschaum pipes and I bought a lot of them. These CAO's have flawless perfect Gourd bowls with no imperfections, that's rare. And it is a non-filter with the CAO emblem on the stem as shown in the pictures. This pipe is beautiful for it's elegant simplicity.
Please look at the pictures to see how beautiful it is. 7.1 longest dimension 4 tall bowl (very hard to measure) 2.921 wide. 1.263 bore depth 92.2 grams or 3.25 ounces but with the case it weighs 14 1/2 ounces so it. I put up 12 pics that shows more than the eye can detect.
Please check my other auctions and my feedback. I'll be listing many more pipes as time allows. I've never had anything lost or broken. The item "CAO Block Meerschaum Gourd Calabash withCase Made in Turkey Stock # MB31" is in sale since Saturday, April 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Meerschaum".The seller is "banjobob48" and is located in Paxico, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.