Clay Tobacco Pipe


The contemporary pipes recovered from the wreck fit into two main categories, four of the six Dutch-style bowls SCW267, 611, 617, 894 belong to a transitional group lying at the end of Duco’s ‘first generation’ pipes dating from c1610 to 1620 and his fully-fledged ‘double-conical forms which begin around 1620 and are in production until 1675.

Looking closely at the forms present in the group they have more developed heels, are rather more precisely finished that the ‘first generation’ pipes but are generally narrower than the later series.  This is likely to place them in the period 1620 to 1630 rather than before 1620.