Pipe makers' marks - Page 1
17th and 18th Century Marked Clay Tobacco Pipes From Ferryland, NL
Pipemark RB Incuse
RB Incuse. Stamped on heel. Between the initials is the symbol of a dagger above a heart. Stem bore size: 8/64ths. Both pipe bowl and mark attributed to Bristol pipemaker Richard Berryman 1619-52 (Walker 1977:1408).
Pipemark Crowned rose Relief
Crowned rose Relief. Stamped on heel. On either side of the rose are the numbers 1 and 6. Stem bore size: 8/64ths. Pipe bowl of Dutch manufacture dating from 1625-45 (Duco 1981). Mark identified as Dutch and dated by Oswald (1969:138) to the first half of the 17th century.
Pipemark EL Incuse
EL Incuse. Stamped on heel. Stem bore size: 8/64ths. Fragment of stem and heel only, but mark identified as Bristol pipemaker Edward Lewis (1631-40/1) or Elizabeth Lewis (1652) (Walker 1977:1456).
Pipemark TG Incuse
TG Incuse. Stamped on heel.Stem bore size: 7/64ths. Incomplete and finely burnished pipe bowl, its form appears similar to Wiltshire or Bristol pipes from the first half of the 17th century. Possible maker: Thomas Grigg, Bristol pipemaker apprenticed in 1630/1 (Walker 1977:1155).
Pipemark Thistle/Tulip Relief
Thistle/Tulip Relief. Stamped on heel with circular pearled bordering. Stem bore size: 7/64ths. Pipe fragment consists mostly of stem and heel, but origin very likely Dutch. John H. McCashion identifies similar mark as a Dutch thistle (1635-45). Duco (1981) gives several examples called tulip and leaves (1655-70). Oswald (1969:141) dates this Dutch mark from 1630-70.
Pipemark IS Relief
IS Relief. Stamped on heel, IS or SI monogram. Pipe bowl Dutch, Bristol or London manufacture, first half of the 17th century. Stem bore size: 8/64ths Pernambucano de Mello 1983:284 identifies an IS/SI monogram from a Dutch site dated (1634-45). Duco (1981) lists two IS makers from Amsterdam and one from Gouda. Amsterdam: John Smith (1620); Jan Scheppert (1627). Gouda: Symen Jans (1643). Cheminant 1981:130 illustrates a IS monogram pipe from London dating 1640
Pipemark DM? Relief
DM? Relief. Stamped on heel. Mark partially worn but appears to be the crowned initials DM with stars on the sides and a pipe in the middle of the initials. Stem bore size: 7/64ths. Fragmentary pipe bowl is of Dutch origin dating between 1625-45 (Duco 1981:454). Maker may be Daniel Mourisz from Gouda (1669); or Dirck Anderies Mine (1661) from Leiden. Refer to Duco 1981.
Pipemark PT Incuse
PT Incuse. Stamped on heel. Stem bore size: 8/64ths. Pipe bowl similar to Barnstaple pipes dated 1630-60. May be Barnstaple pipemaker Peter Takell (d. 1637). Refer to Grant and Jemmett 1985:473.
Pipemark Oak Leaf/W Incuse
Oak Leaf/W Incuse. Stamped on heel. Mark looks like a W but is also referred to as an incuse bar shape or an oak leaf. Stem bore size: 7/64ths. Pipe bowl manufactured in the West Country of England, possibly Barnstaple or Plymouth and dated from 1620-50. See Grant and Jemmett 1985:506; Oswald 1969:129. Similar mark identified by Oswald in Noel Hume as an oak leaf (1979:30).
Pipemark Tudor Rose Relief
Tudor Rose Relief. Stamped on heel. Stem bore size: 6/64ths. Pipe bowl and mark identified by Oswald (1969:139) as Dutch manufacture. Mark dated by Atkinson and Oswald (1972:182) to 1615-40; Duco 1981:257 dates mark from 1630-45.
Pipemark IS Relief
IS Relief. Stamped on heel. Stylized tobacco plant between initials. Stem bore size: 7/64ths. Bowl shape London style dated 1640-60. Refer to Walker 1977:1529; Oswald 1975:37. Possible makers: John Smith (1634); John Stevens (1644).