Site display: Normal | Text Only

My Collection | About Us | Teachers

Find objects

Select from more than one or two options below:

Objects search

Can't find what you're looking for? Try the search below.

Carved wooden pipe bowl, Europe, 1801-1900

  • Thumbnail1
  • Thumbnail2
  • Click the thumbnails to enlarge

The word 'nazdar' has been carved into the wooden tobacco pipe bowl. This is an informal greeting in the Czech language, so the bowl is thought to originate from either what is now the Czech Republic or Slovakia or perhaps even the former Yugoslavia (modern day Serbia and Montenegro). Tobacco pipe bowls come in a range of designs, from the simple to, as here, the highly extravagant. Such outlandish and impractical bowls are likely to have been given as gifts or perhaps as souvenirs. (Pictured here with two other tobacco pipe bowls, A14868 and A26495).

Object number:


Related Objects

There are 582 related objects. View all related objects



Glossary: smoking

A practice where a substance, most commonly tobacco is burned and the smoke inhaled. It is currently practiced by over one billion people worldwide (2008)

Glossary: tobacco pipe bowl

No description.

Glossary: tobacco

No description.