Antique Clay Tobacco Pipe Stanhope Microphotograph Signed Micheline Girl & Dog

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Antique Clay Tobacco Pipe STANHOPE Microphotograph Signed MICHELINE Girl & Dog

DescriptionClick the photographs to enlarge.  Colours may differ due to any flash used.    This item is FREE TRACKED postage to any country no matter where you live.

This is a Rare antique item... as you can see its a clay pipe ..for smoking tobacco ... some folks wouldnt even see it is also a STANHOPE viewer.So the pipe stem has makers initials  W.T.B. other side says LONDON... abit of research needed there.The bowl is interesting..... made to look like an ARM and HAND holding the Stem of the pipe as though it is a STICK or similar....good detail on the fingers gripping the shaft....note .. the stem is complete....it looks complete to me.. an unfinished mouth part which you can often find. they dont always have the slight knobble type end.  UNSMOKED...on the top in front of the hand is a small GLASS inset.. in here is a miniature Micro PHOTOGRAPH ....known as a Stanhope peep.Hold the pipe close to your eye whilst holding up to bright light and you can see the image..its a YOUNG LADY stood up with a small DOG in her arms..looks abit like a Jack Russell or Terrier type dog.....  in Victorian Edwardian costume...look close at the bottom and you will see it has a word.. its something like MICHELINE.
This could be the maker of the micro photograph..an advertising item or the name of the girl in the photograph.... I dont know.You will have to be patient with this one as its abit blurred in certain places.. but when you have trained your eye to see it.. you can focus quite good and see the full picture of the lady and dog as well as the word beneath.A really fabulous item if you are into clay pipes or stanhopes.Check out this website...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanhope_%28optical_bijou%29The pipe is 4 and 3/4 inch long and the bowl is 3/4 inch dia...the cuff to the bottom of the fingers is just short of 2 inch long.  


Please see close up pictures for more detail.    The item(s) are shown next to an English 1 penny which is 20mm dia for scale.Conversion ... approx... 2.5cm = 25mm = 1 inch If you have any questions, please contact me via ebay messages...go to OTHER question. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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Antique Clay Tobacco Pipe Stanhope Microphotograph Signed Micheline Girl & Dog

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