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Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Marked Clay Tobacco Pipes From Ferryland, Newfoundland

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IP Relief. Mould imparted cartouche on the right side of bowl.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Moulded cartouche on the right side of a pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Many makers from this period, See Oswald 1975 or Walker 1977 for list.

IP Relief. Moulded cartouche surrounded by pearled bordering on the left side of bowl.
Fragment of bowl only. Makersí mark almost identical to that seen in Oswald 1975:59 dated 1700-30, no maker given but attributed to the West Country of England.
Another very similar mark in Grant and Jemmett 1985:525, attributed to Plymouth and dating 1680-1760.

Gryphon Relief. Stamped or mould imparted on the stem.
Stem bore size: 6/64ths
Stem fragment only, but identified as Chester manufacture dating from 1700-1720.
Refer to Rutter and Davey 1980:158.

Crowned sun/rose Relief. Mould imparted on the sides of heel.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Popular English mark from 1700-40. Refer to Mark 1968:85.
Atkinson 1965:254 dates this mark and bowl style to 1720-60.

WILL/SID/NEY Incuse. Stamped or mould imparted on the stem.
Stem bore size: 6/64ths
Stem fragment only, but mark identified as Southhampton pipemaker William Sydney (1) apprenticed 1724 or William Sydney (2) c.1740. See Oswald 1975:173.

RB Relief. Stamped on the back of bowl facing smoker.
On the left and right sides of the heel are the initials AH.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Pipe bowl likely from London and dating 1720-50.
RB is the maker who took over the pipe mould or was in partnership with AH.
AH could be Able Horton (1717) or Anthony Haynes (1722). RB could be Richard Bryant (1733-40) or Robert Baldwin (1749).
Refer to Oswald 1975:86; Tatman 1985:369.

Sun Relief. Mould imparted on the right side of bowl.
Stem bore size: 7/64ths
Style popular in Exeter during 1720-50. Identified by Oswald 1985:19.

Bro/Wne Incuse. Stamped or mould imparted on the stem.
Initials RB on left and right sides of heel.
Stem bore size: 6/64ths
Pipe bowl fragmentary but identified as Roger Browne of Southhampton (1753-75). Refer to Oswald 1969:135; 1975:171.

TD Incuse. Stamped or mould imparted on the back of the bowl facing smoker.
TD initials also moulded onto sides of heel.
Stem bore size: 4/64ths
Maker may be Thomas Dormer (1748-70), London pipe maker. Refer to Camp (1982) or Walker 1971:65.

Castle Mould imparted on left side of pipe bowl.
Stem bore size: 6/64ths.

Gauntlet Mould imparted on left side of pipe bowl.
Stem bore size: 6/64ths.

©1999, Barry Gaulton
Archaeology Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Photographs by Roy Ficken, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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