Dating sasieni pipes, presented by country and maker
It needed cleaning and looked like it had a crack on the bottom of the shank that had been glued.
I don't think we'll ever really know. Ye Olde Briars is also great: The first three show the externals of the pipe. If the condition is good it's worth a bit of money. If you did not know it was supposed to be there you would not see it.
Early one dot
I also used the file on the flat surface of the repairs to blend them into the rest of the stem. This '4 Dot' Walnut Sasieni was bought over 8 years ago by my dad for his collection and has dating painting canvas wrapped in dating sasieni pipes. Old style stamping just think of the fish means an old pipe.
I used a black Sharpie Pen to add some dark to the rim and to some of the spots on the bowl that appeared to be lighter. It sounds like, and looks like it was drilled to accept the stinger, as depicted in this image.
And then I sanded the entire stem with a fine grit sanding sponge to remove the oxidation and to deal with the scratch marks from the sandpaper.
The dots were enlarged yet further, and the Sasieni name, though still done in script, was larger, as was the rest of the shank nomenclature, which in all other ways was similar to the Pre-Transition nomenclature.
I cleaned up after the retort with pipe cleaners and Everclear. Me either, tried to nap but got titillated by lucid dreamings of pulsating pale blue dots dancing like shimmering stars off in the distant horizon of an edge off infinity swimming with the ichthys fishes deeply beneath the seas and forming strange scripts much florallike which seemed to be saying something in a language I could understand but somehow not comprehend.
A classic, with the most information about the Patents I've ever seen in one place. This dating sasieni pipes is in good used condition.
Googled Sasieni SB and came up with some similar results, but none explaining what it might mean. All nomenclatures are clear and legible.
Soon after, Sasieni enlarged the dots themselves, and they formed an equilateral rather than an elongated diamond. It did not take long before I decided to restem it with a vulcanite stem.
The stem was stuck in the shank so he was unable to remove it and clean out the inside of the mortise and the airway in the shank and the stem. I'm no Sasxpert, but possibly shape 12 may correlate to the town name of Banbury, of which I could find no examples to compare. I stained the top of the bowl with dark brown aniline stain that I thinned 2: