This is a consignment item. It is the head from a Leib-Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr 8 veteran’s pipe. The latter was an elite Grenadier-Regiment, the first of the regiments attributed to Brandenburg. The regiment was raised in 1808 during the midst of the Napoleonic Wars. It was garrisoned at Frankfurt a.O. and assigned to the Prussian III. Armeekorps. It is a very handsome pipe head whose bowl is a highly-detailed pickelhaube! Its chin scales even flip up. Speaking of flipping up, that is how one gains access to the tobacco bowl, by flipping the pickelhaube up.
The pipe head’s body is made of porcelain. Its front shows a soldier and a civilian shaking hands. Between them is a red shoulder strap that displays the number “8.” Extending vertically on either side of the two men is a high-relief representation of oak leaves. Its reverse features some faded writing and the year, 1913. It is a very handsome patriotic item.