Tyne and Wear HER(13540): Tynemouth, Spanish Battery, clay tobacco pipes - Details
Tynemouth, Spanish Battery, clay tobacco pipes
Dress and Personal Accessories
Clay Pipe (Smoking)
Two clay tobacco pipe fragments found at Spanish Battery. 1) Late 19th or early 20th century part of a bowl. A crocodile head and body with a river bank outline (could be an assimilated balance mark). 2) vine scroll and pearl decoration on a stem-bowl junction. This design began as an incised technique in the late 18th century and early 19th, but persisited in relief form throughout the 1800s.
Eric Parsons, 1969, Clay tobacco-pipes from Tynemouth, Northumberland in Archaeological Newsbulletin for Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland, No. 6, Sept 1969, pp 9-10