@dp : A fishtail would have made it perfect. Although, I've never tried a P-lip, so I can't really say for sure. The way I clench is more of a "put it in your teeth and let it hang against your top teeth" type method, if that makes sense.
It is very pretty. And I'm a fan of the p-lip. I just like the way it feels when I clench on one. I hope this pipe goes to a very deserving home, because it's a shame if its just sitting there on a shelf not being smoked.
It's a gorgeous example of fine Irish Siverwork and a grain that on the photo looks almost tactile - a truly lovely pipe. That'd come in around £150.00 here so it's an excellent price your side of the pond.
The P -lip on the deluxe Petersons ia cut much finer than on the buget models and the stems are very highly finished and polished - they are actually a pleasure to use and have actually converted me against my will.