German Smoking Pipe of King Wilheim II

Contributed by Dianna

German Smoking Pipe of King Wilheim II

This is a piece which shows King Wilheim II who was the last King of Prussia. It is beautiful. This reminds me what a great place we live in.

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  • 1. At 13:02 on 19 July 2010, c2learn wrote:

    A very similar pipe has been in my family since the second World War. My late father had served in the British army in France, Germany and North Africa. We do not know how or where the pipe came into his possession. It is made, I think, of ivory and bone and has a porcelain tobacco chamber, beautifully inscribed with the names of 2nd Battalion members in the 4th artillery regiment of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria in 1897-99. (This regiment appears in the List of Prussian army units 1898.) The lid of the tobacco chamber represents a soldier's helmet and the picture on the porcelain shows a cannon and a soldier in helmet holding a glass. There is a whimsical verse: "Wo Artillerie sich zeigen thut Zieht Jeder hoeflich seinen Hut!" - roughly translated: Wherever the Artillery go, everyone politely raises his hat! We would be interested to find a German military or regimental museum that might like to add such a pipe to its collection. Do you have any leads, or other information that could help us understand the history of the pipe?

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