Bookbinder Pipe Stem- York County, VA

Bookbinder Pipe

Excerpt- After sending Madelyn off to show the prize to other staff and volunteers, Brown posted the find to his colleagues on Facebook for more information about its origin. He received a quick reply, confirming that the pipe was made in the distinctive style of a craftsman known as Bookbinder, whose 1640s-era work is characterized by marbled clays, reminiscent of marbled paper designs, and stamped patterns, like those used to emboss and gilt leather book covers.

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