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Decorative 16″ Colonial Tavern Pipe

$19.00 plus tax where applicable

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We generally ship within 24 hours and we use Priority Mail. Customers often receive their order within 2 -3 days. If you ever have a question about your order, the guy in the photo will answer any questions and fix any problems you have with your purchase.

The original 16″ Colonial Clay Tavern Pipe. If you are only looking for a colonial style decoration for your wall, this pipe will fill the bill.  Together with a pine or hardwood pipe holder, this pipe will make a beautiful accessory for your home decor.

While this pipe is, to the best of our knowledge, the original Williamsburg 16″ colonial tavern pipe which is no longer in production this pipe has a plugged air shaft making this pipe unsuitable for smoking!

Please note: This pipe comes boxed, but not with the Williamsburg box shown in the photo.

Is it possible to make this a functional pipe?
Possibly, however, you will need to clear any obstruction inside the stem. If the clay that blocks the air shaft is thin, a strong wire may be able to break through making the pipe smokeable. We suggest that instead, you purchase one of the 15″ colonial pipes if you need one that you can smoke out of the box.

This pipe can be used for props and decorations, but cannot be smoked.

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Decorative 16″ Colonial Tavern Pipe

We recently acquired a handful of decorative 16″ colonial tavern pipes that we believe we produced more than twenty years ago and quite possibly decades ago. All of the pipes appear to be unused and we now know that clay inside the long stem blocks the airshaft so the pipes are only decorative and not usable for smoking.

Colonial America of the 18th century saw a huge number of clay pipes and pipe styles. Early settlers loved smoking tobacco and utilized a wide variety of pipes to accommodate their new hobby. The colonial clay tavern pipe became one of the most popular models of smoking pipes in the colonies.  According to legend when colonists stopped by the local Public House or tavern long-stemmed clay pipes awaited them along with tankards of ale. Rather than bring a mug and pipe along to the bar, patrons chose to rely on the tavern owner’s hospitality and used the mugs and pipes available in the pub. When the first smoker was done smoking a bowl he would break an inch or so off the long stem and a fresh pipe awaited the next patron.

At home, a pipe smoker relied on a smaller 6-inch colonial clay pipe as a personal version of the long pipe. Old Dominion makes a small colonial clay pipe – the Old Dominion Williamsburg.  Alternatively, the Dutch Gouda-style pipe was commonly used in the New Amsterdam colony in Manhattan and along the Hudson River in what is now New York State.

This pipe is close to the original Williamsburg 16″ colonial tavern pipe which is no longer in production- however, this pipe has a plugged air shaft making this pipe unsuitable for smoking!

This pipe can be used for props and decorations, but cannot be smoked.

Weight16 oz
Dimensions18 × 2 × 1.5 in

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