tobacco pipe (pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking))

Tobacco pipe made entirely from brass, including the mouthpiece, stem and bowl. The stem is more or less rectangular in section, and decorated on one side only with two coin motifs, one with dates from early Edo period, the other of the same type but undated. The pipe, however, is likely to be late Edo. The background against which the coins are set is plain in one half of the pipe, and slightly textured on the other side, the two areas divided by an irregularly shaped borderline more or less like a mountainous horizon. A sample of tobacco is missing.

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