ANTIQUE MEERSCHAUM PIPE WITH CARVED NAPOLEONIC SOLDIER BATTLE SCENE. The hand-carved scene depicts a battle between 2 soldiers, most likely a French and Russian soldier during the Napoleonic war.
The soldier on the left, however, has the appearance of an American Civil War soldier, so I'm not certain. Regardless, the soldiers are in close hand-to-hand combat.
The soldier on the left is holding a rifle and apparently killing the other soldier who is holding a sword and a pistol. The ground is littered with debris and a broken wagon wheel is in the background. The pipe measures about 6 3/4" long and 2 1/4" tall. It comes in its original cloth lined case with a leather outer covering. I'm guessing that it dates from either the late 1800's or early 1900's.
Condition of this antique pipe is FAIR TO GOOD. The meerschaum appears to be undamaged but is very dirty. I did not try to clean it. The plastic stem is broken and has been repaired (see photo).
The case is in rough shape and barely intact. The closure mechanism on the front of the case no longer works. Overall, this pipe displays well "as is", or it would make a great restoration project.Either way, it would be a wonderful addition to any collection. Please take a close look at the many photos I've provided and judge condition for yourself. Closeup of Soldiers in Battle. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know. I will insure this item at my own expense. Txzj pxzj11575 txzj-11 txzj85 txzj115. The item "Antique Meerschaum Carved Figural Napoleonic Soldier Battle Scene Civil War Case" is in sale since Sunday, April 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Meerschaum". The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.