pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking)

A large pipe, consisting of a wooden pipe bowl intricately carved with trees and a motif at the back resembling a crest, with a central, down facing arrow in the centre. At the heel, is an organic motif, resembling a stylised leaf or fern. The edge of the bowl has been mounted with a decorative silver rim with a hinged cap. This has been given the hallmark -3 over 1 within a circle with a 4 next to it. The end of the shank has also been given a silver rim. This has a loop attached, into which is threaded a short length of green twine, which has been snapped. Into the end of the shank, fits a plain dark wood stem. The other end of this screws into the burr end of an antler which has a silver ring around the end. The burr itself faces upwards towards the mouth piece. The mouthpiece is carved from a piece of horn and screws into the antler. This is bent slightly at the joining end and has the other end of the snapped green twine tied to it.
There is an old exhibition label with the object. Printed in black on white, now yellowed paper, it reads "PIPE Carved Wood bowl, silver mounted, horn mouthpiece. German. L12ins"

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