A beautiful meerschaum pipe in a very nice casket.
Length: ca. 11cm
Height: ca. 32mm
Width: ca. 23mm
Filling depth: ca. 20mm
Including casket for safe-keeping
Meerschaum has got nothing to do with spume. It simply is a mineral resource from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, mainly the Turkey.
Meerschaum is really easy to treat, because of its soft and porous structure.
One disadvantage is though, that you can not treat meerschaum with machines ... or let's say not so easy.
Therefore, in Turkey meerschaum pipes are still manufactured by hand.
You have to break in the pipe slowly and carefully. Because smoking with low temperatures at the first time generates a layer of smut and condensates inside the pipe, which will work as a filter later on.
When you start smoking with too high temperatures, this layer will no occure and the expensive material meerschaum is worth nothing at all.