|Three unusually long pieces of clay pipe|
from the Thames foreshore at Rotherhithe
I also found two pipe bowls, one of which was marked with a manufacturer's stamp ("EW"). I still haven't found who or when this stamp represents, but hope to do so shortly. I wanted to record them immediately before cleaning them up so that I had a record of them as they were when they were found and I hadn't washed my hands when I took the photos, so apologies for the poor quality of the shots, and the fact that my fingers and nails are glazed with mud! I will take more photos of them when they have been cleaned.
As I posted yesterday, there's a small but helpful section about clay pipes on the Museum of London website and here on another of their pages.
|Three short pieces of clay pipe and a |
piece of decorated ceramic
|Three pieces of heavily water-worn clay pipe,|
where the shaft meets the bowl at the heel
|My very dirty fingers holding the bowl of|
one clay pipe to show the base of the heal,
marked EW (and again below)
|A clay pipe bowl, with markings at the|
base, either accidental or deliberate
|A decorated piece of clay pipe shaft|