Pipe bowl

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from Pitlethie, Leuchars, Fife

Postcard of Pipe bowl.
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Pipe bowl

This clay tobacco pipe bowl was found at Pitlethie in Leuchars in Fife. It dates from the late 17th century and was possibly made by William Young of Edinburgh.

The bowl is marked 'W/Y'.

The first Scottish-based manufacturer of clay pipes was William Banks, established in the Canongate by 1622. He, his sons and a few other makers in the Canongate and Leith supplied the needs of smokers in the Edinburgh area and beyond until the early 18th century.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-427-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.140
Date: Late 17th century
Material: Pipeclay. Inscription: W/Y
Dimensions: Stem bore 3 mm
What: Tobacco pipe / bowl
Who: William Young ?, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Leuchars, Pitlethie
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Clay tobacco pipe bowl, marked `W/Y', from Pitlethie, Leuchars, Fife, possibly by William Young, Edinburgh, late 17th century
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