pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking)

Tophane ware pipe, or chibouk, with a red, clay pipe bowl. The pipe bowl is conical and has a round, flat bottom; the bowl also has some incised decoration. Around the rim, base and tip of the stem connection there is decorative metal fixed into place that is yellow-gold in colour. Around the stem connection is a gold coloured chain that links the bowl to the stem. The stem is a long, cylinder of wood that is covered in beige velvet with metal sections at the top and bottom that is gold in colour and has coloured, enamel sections. The mouthpiece is a yellow amber, that is in a tear drop shape.
label: yellow with black type

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