water pipe

A water pipe and bowl made from glass and metal. The base is made of glass with a bulbous body and long neck, which has a rim of copper alloy. The base is decorated with painted flowers with yellow solder beads. The bowl for the water pipe is made of copper alloy and has a long pipe with a flanged tip. The plate has a decorative edge and is decorated with bands of incised lines.

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