London, South Kensington
23 May 2006
A MEERSCHAUM PIPE MODELLED AS A FRENCH ZOUAVE SOLDIER
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
TOGETHER WITH TWO MEERSCHAUM PIPE BOWLS MODELLED AS TURKS (3)
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ALFRED DUNHILL, THE PIPE BOOK, PUBLISHED ARTHUR BARKER LIMITED, 1969, FIG. 256, PAGE 189.
THIS PIPE BOWL IS INTERESTINGLY MODELLED AS A FRENCH ZOUAVE SOLDIER. ORIGINALLY THEY WERE ALGERIAN AND MOROCCAN MEN FROM THE ZOUAOUA TRIBE WHO OFFERED THEIR SERVICES TO THE FRENCH COLONISTS BUT OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, MORE FRENCHMEN JOINED THEIR RANKS AND BY 1852 ITS WAS DECREED THE THREE REGIMENTS SHOULD BE SOLEY COMPOSED OF FRENCH NATIVES. ZOUAVES WERE SEEN AS COLOURFUL AND EXOTIC FIGHTERS BY CONTEMPORIES.
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