Pipe-bowl, early 18th century

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Postcard of Pipe-bowl, early 18th century.
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Pipe-bowl, early 18th century

This clay pipe-bowl was made by David Banks of Leith in the early 18th century.

One of four pipe-bowls of clay

Tobacco reached Scotland from America in the early 17th century and smoking soon became popular. Tobacco was smoked in clay pipes, which were cheap and disposable. It was not until the mid 18th century that snuff-taking became more popular than smoking.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-574-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NQ 162
Date: Early 18th century
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 46 mm L x 19 mm Dia
What: Pipe, tobacco / bowl
Subject: Tobacco pipes, snuff boxes (NMAS Classification)
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