Peterson Antique Collection 1909 Smooth Bent Pot Estate Briar Pipe, Irish Estates


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Peterson pipes generally need no introduction, but just in case you’re unfamiliar: in 1876, a Latvian named Charles Peterson immigrated to Ireland and was hired making pipes in a workshop owned by Frederick and George Kapp. After rising through the ranks to become head craftsman, Peterson bought into the Kapp’s business, which was renamed, Kapp & Peterson (K&P). During this time, Peterson himself applied for several patents for pipe designs, including the world-famous Peterson’s System. Since then, Peterson has become one of the most recognizable names in pipe smoking and continues to produce high quality pipes from their headquarters in Dublin.

In 1995, Peterson released a special, limited-edition set of pipes whose designs dated back to the make’s earliest years. This first iteration of the “Antique Collection” was comprised of four shapes, each being traceable to one debuted by Peterson between 1903 and 1910. This pipe, designated as the “1909” in the Collection, was – as the title suggests – first released in 1909. It is a System pipe, i.e., one with Peterson’s patented reservoir for catching moisture and reducing gurgle, and it is also, according to Peterson historian Mark Irwin, “the rarest of all System pipes.” The design even includes a reproduction of the shape of the tenon used by turn-of-the-century Peterson pipes.

The condition is great. There is one patch of darkening on the pipe’s outer, left rim, likely from a single, careless slip of the lighter, but other than that the pipe is has been remarkably preserved.



Length: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.83 / 21.08mm

Bowl Depth: 1.41″ / 35.81mm

Weight: 1.9oz / 56g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used