Bowl of a 17th century clay pipe
This bowl of a clay pipe dates to the seventeenth century. It was discovered on the surface of the ground within the outer enclosing bank of Tobar Padraig Holy Well in Ryehill, Monivea. pipes of this period have small angled bowls and long stems. The stem was missing. There is no makers stamp to identify the manufacturer. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pipes have an upright or vertical bowl. and a shorter stem or shank.