BUTZ-CHOQUIN Camargue 1710

BUTZ-CHOQUIN Camargue 1710

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The Camargue is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta. With an area of over 930 km2 (360 sq mi), the Camargue is western Europe’s largest river delta. It is a vast plain comprising large brine lagoons or étangs, cut off from the sea by sandbars and encircled by reed-covered marshes. These are in turn surrounded by a large cultivated area.

Approximately a third of the Camargue is either lakes or marshland. The central area around the shoreline of the Étang de Vaccarès has been protected as a regional park since 1927, in recognition of its great importance as a haven for wild birds. In 2008, it was incorporated into the larger Parc naturel régional de Camargue.

So as we can see French manufacturers dedicated their pipes not only to towns and cities, but to natural parks. Great and really modern environmental gesture!

The pipe markings are “Butz-Choquin \ Camargue”, “St CLAUDE \ FRANCE \ 1710”. The length is 14.0 cm (5.51″), bowl’s height is 4.5 cm (1.77″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.7 cm (1.46″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 4.0 cm (1.57″) and this pipe weights 39 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem ( alittle bit patched corrected, you may note that under a very bright light), no filter. The stummel had a couple of small dents carefully and reliably patched during the restoration.

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