Purchased in 1983 at the Grand Bazzar in Istanbul, the hand-carved meerschaum pipe depicts a 'Sultan' along with two of his harem on a flying carpet. The never smoked pipe is approximately 5 inches at the base and is dated (983 - September '83), artist's initials (ES) and numbered (94) on the rim of the pipe stem. It is stored in a red-velvet case which includes a metal plaque identifying the pipe (SULTAN), the artist (Created by EYUP SABRI) and the location (in Istanbul). I am the original (and only) owner and purchased the pipe in while stationed in Ankara, Turkey.
Turkish Block Meerschaum
Dated, Numbered and Craftsman's Initials on Pipe Stem Base
Size and dimensions of this item:
Approximately 5" at the base, 3" wide and 3" height excluding pipe stem
Approximately 6 ounces
Purchased at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey while I was stationed in Ankara. Never smoked, minimally handled and always stored in it's case.