pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking)

A pipe with a small brass bowl with long bowl-stem on a bamboo stem and brass mouthpiece. The underside of the bowl-stem and mouth-piece are inscribed with Japanese characters. The inscription on the bowl stem reads 'Murata', the maker's name, and on the mouthpiece reads 'ukeai', which is the equivalent to 'made by'.

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