English prattware puzzle pipe in the form of a coiled snake, circa 1810-1820. Approx. height 2in., width 8.75, depth 5.12 in. Note: English potters, from around 1750, used to make these puzzle pipes. Their purpose was both as an ornament and to show off the potter's very great skills. Whilst they could be used for smoking, they were obviously impractical, difficult to clean, and impracticable fragile. The puzzle is how they were made. These pipes were entirely hand made without any means of mechanical extrusion. The wet clay tubing, wrapped around damp string, had to be dry enough to hold its shape, flexible enough not to develop cracks that would leak, and strong enough to hold together while it was folded up (Source: puzzlemuseum,com). NOTE: DUE TO THE SIZE, FRAGILITY AND/OR WEIGHT, THIS ITEM(S) WILL NEED TO BE PACKAGED AND SHIPPED VIA UPS. WE CAN NOT PROVIDE IN HOUSE PACKAGING/SHIPPING FOR THIS ITEM. HIGH BIDDER WILL NEED TO PAY OUR INVOICE FIRST THEN UPS WILL CONTACT VIA EMAIL ON FILE TO OBTAIN PAYMENT FOR PACKING AND SHIPPING.

  • Collectibles > Tobacciana
  • Condition:
  • Please request a full condition report. All items are sold as-is where-is. With all faults and errors. We are happy to assist with additional photographs, explanations, condition reports, or in person examinations on any piece. Purses are sold with a 100% authenticity guaranteed. Watches may be subject to aftermarket modifications. Designer jewelry is sold as "in the manner of..." unless otherwise stated. Please note, for all invoices over 5000USD we require payment via wire or other certified funds.

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Gallery 63 is now offering in house shipping for small goods such as jewelry, unframed art, small items. We will add on a nominal shipping fee for these items. We ship via UPS signature confirmation. Standard domestic rate for jewelry is 21USD. Multiple items can be included if they fit in the box. For items over 5000USD we recommend overnight shipping which is typically 75 dollars domestically plus 2% for optional insurance.

For all other pieces, we recommend the following shippers: For larger items/furniture : Craters & Freighters- [email protected] 678 819 5502 Team Worldwide Chris Reker- [email protected] 404 761 2755

For large goods Craters & Freighters 678 819 5502 [email protected]

Team World Wide
Chris Reker 404 761 2755 [email protected]

July 24, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Atlanta, GA, US

Gallery 63

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Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $25
$100 $499 $25
$500 $2,499 $100
$2,500 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $24,999 $1,000
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $249,999 $10,000
$250,000 + $25,000