METAL STEM & Threaded bowl
An extra-ordinary pipe, a solid gold Falcon. Hallmarked London 1976 9 carat gold and the makers stamp is Johnson Matthey & Co.
The certifcate reads:
This solid gold Falcon - designed as a collectors piece - may be smoked in the same way as the traditional Falcon for cool, pleasurable smoking
The detachable bowl can be removed by unscrewing from the stem unit and any condensate wiped from the spherical base of the humidome. Extra briar bowls are available in a variety of shapes should you wish to add to your collection
THE FALCON PIPE GROUP LIMITED BRENTFORD MIDDLESEX ENGLAND
The other side is: THE FALCON PIPE GROUP present the most distinguished smoking pipe in the world. Fashioned in solid gold with a mouthpiece of real amber and the bowl carved from old and mellow briar, lined with block meerschaum
Made in the best tradition of British craftsmanship and hall marked at the Assay Office, Goldsmiths Hall in the City of London
This pipe changed hands on ebay in August 2004 for a price of £175 and is currently in England.
Another solid gold Falcon has appeared in UK, this time in a presentation box with 6 spare unsmoked meerschaum lined bowls. It is available for sale. It is NOT mine but I can put any interested buyer in touch with the seller