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This is a very, very fancy cigar holder representing the coronation of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ornately carved from meerschaum, a versatile clay-like material typically used in traditional pipe making, this extravagant piece was made to celebrate Ludwig’s coronation in 1864.

This is a very, very fancy cigar holder representing the coronation of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ornately carved from meerschaum, a versatile clay-like material typically used in traditional pipe making, this extravagant piece was made to celebrate Ludwig’s coronation in 1864.

(Source: Guardian)

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