Smooth Pipe

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Dublin Core

Title

Smooth Pipe

Subject

South, Stanley A.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History.
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.
Pipes (Smoking).

Description

Brown ware pipe with a large section of the bowl broken and missing. The pipe body is made of white clay and is covered with a manganese lead glaze, producing a dark brown, slightly speckled, glossy finish.

This is one of Gottfried Aust's smooth, plain style pipes. Aust's pipes were made with a pipe press and brass molds. Seven different style pipes were recovered from Aust's waster dumps. Four smooth-surfaced, one fluted with a fleur-de-lis design, and two anthropomorphic styles. The mold seam is quite prominent. A large piece of the bowl is missing.

This pipe was recovered from the feature identified as B51 Aust’s Waster Dump #2, indicating this pipe was made between 1756 and 1760. It is labelled B51-4-2-3.

Dimensions: 2” long, 1.625” tall, 1” wide

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Date

1756-1760

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.12

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box - Folder 5-58
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 4-6.

Rights

Rights held by Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. Use and reproduction restrictions apply. Contact Historic Bethabara Park Archives.

Contributor

Photography: Daniel Ferguson

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788., “Smooth Pipe,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed May 9, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/35.