This pipe is the kind found on sailing ships during the 17th and 18th centuries when merchants, explorers, naval vessels, and pirates sailed the seas. This pipe has been used in motion pictures and short films set at the time of the tall sailing ships.
Clay pipes made in Gouda, Holland have been found all over the world. The Dutch were craftsmen in the trade and many of the individual pipe makers imprinted their symbols into the molds used to fashion their pipes.
These are reproductions made in the United States, but you can find more information about these pipes online at