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

A pipe bowl has a structure of wood, including a tapering stem and a rounded bowl with a flat bottom. The wood is decorated with copper alloy studs and pear-shapes. The end of the stem has a copper alloy fixing, to which a chain is attached that connects to the lid that has holes in the sides, a domed top and a bird figure on the top. The top of the pipe bowl also has a copper alloy fixing that has a loop on one side and a hook on the other.

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