Carved pipe : Trooper C E Blanchard, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Place Africa: South Africa
Accession Number REL/00413
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Wood
Maker Unknown
Place made South Africa
Date made c 1902
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Ornately carved 'Oom Paul' style pipe bowl. The shank is carved with the name 'C. E. Blanchard' with a branch and star pattern depicted on either side. On the left side of the shank is 'DE WET' and on the right is 'BULLER'. On the front of the bowl is a depiction of Paul Kruger smoking a pipe. Below him reads 'OOM PAUL, KRUGER, ZUID AFRIC'. On one side of the bowl is 'OC.11, 1899, JU.2, 1902, BOTHA, DE LA REY' while the other side reads 'ANGLO, BOER, WAR, ROBERTS, KITCHENER'. The pipe is missing its mouthpiece.

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