|Artist Signed Sherlock Holmes Meerschaum (SOLD)
|The signature states that the carver's name is Erdogan. Well,
that is the same name as the President of Turkey. Most likely,
no relation. Still, a signed piece is better than anonymous.
The pipe is in very good cond. is a better quality Holmes carving
than other renditions I've seen, and I've seen plenty. Probabyl
qualifies as a Grp. 5 in size, or maybe even a 6. The draw is
OK...not great, and there is an indentation on the stem bottom.
If there was a case originally, and I suspect there was, there is
not one now. The stem is not black, BTW, but a dark, nearly
opaque maroon. Thus, it must be a plastic and not vulcanite.
5.9" long, bowl 2.5" tall. Weight: 3 1/8 oz., 89 grams. Used. $45