My friend Brer from PowerOfBabel recently sent me a couple of pipe pix by email. This is one of them. I looked it up to see if I could find where he had found it, and came across an excellent pipe blog.
The world of antique pipes is a fascinating place full of surprising materials, shapes, styles, sizes and configurations and, depending on where the pipes were produced, can be encountered in a broad range of embellishments and accents in precious and semi-precious stones, silver and gold filigree, amber, ivory, horn, bone, and tortoiseshell.Pipe Artistory covers a wide range of pipe & tobacco lore from history, with lots and lots of pictures. I recommend it.