Meerschaum pipes

Documented since the end of the eighteenth century and coming from Hungary, meerschaum pipes have long been an exclusive of Austrian companies; in the second half of the nineteenth century there were over two hundred companies that arose around the city of Vienna engaged in the processing of meerschaum pipes.

Distinguished by the pure white of the deposits in Turkey (the only ones in the world), the most sought-after finishes feature hand-carved figurative style workings, but even the smooth ones with a clear mouthpiece are extremely elegant. Compared to briar pipes, it is a totally different material, from which even the experience of the smoke appears very special, particularly fresh and dry, and they know how to exert a profound, almost mystical charm due to the shine of the hydrated magnesium silicate.