Ireland, Dublin. 1940s
Briar (bird’s eye), ebony, polishing.
Gift to I. V. Stalin for the 70th anniversary of his birth from London District Committee of the Communist Party of England.
Museum’s collection contains two pipes of famous Irish firm “Peterson”. Pipes “Peterson” became world-famous thanks to Arthur Conan Doyle: the hero of his famous detectives Sherlock Holmes smoked a pipe “Peterson”. The smoking pipe is made of a perennial briar with a pattern called “curls” or ” bird’s eye”.