Chosen because they represent two classes of artefacts frequently retrieved from London’s archaeological sites for the time period covered by the Locating London project.
For a detailed account of these datasets see Clay tobacco pipe makers' marks from London and Eighteenth-century table glass.
"Surely in my opinion there cannot be a more base, and yet hurtfull corruption in a country, than is the vile use (or rather abuse) of taking Tobacco in this Kingdome.
A custome lothesome to the eye, hatefull to the nose, harmfull to the braine, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomless." So wrote James I in 1604 in his 'Counterblaste to Tobacco,' but then he was no archaeologist.
Next to the evolution of the Gouda pipe bowl the characteristics of the regional shapes are presented.
The variety in shape and decoration is almost unlimited.
Duco For over three centuries the clay tobacco pipe has been a popular smokers requisite.
In this book the author, curator of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum, the renowned connoisseur of the material in Holland, gives a profound and overall review of the historical development of the pipe.
The book starts with some introductory chapters: the earliest history of smoking, the techniques of pipe making, an outline of the main shapes of the clay tobacco pipe and the different qualities.