This clay tobacco pipe bowl was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It has been made in the shape of man's head.

A pipeful of tobacco was long-lasting and its aroma disguised the stench of Melbourne's streets. The short clay pipe favoured by working men was called a 'cutty'. Being made of brittle clay, these pipes broke easily, explaining the abundance of fragments uncovered at Little Lon. Of the pipes excavated, many were decorated with slogans, patriotic symbols, even jokes and caricatures, hinting at the identities of those who smoked them.

Physical Description

This is a bowl and spur of a clay pipe. The bowl has been made in the shape of a man's head.

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