pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking)

Pipe with a dark, stoneware bowl which is mottled red and black. The bowl has eight flat sides with the stem connection, which is at a 45 degree angle, has six sides. There are 3 stamps or maker's marks on the bowl. The end of the stem connection and the rim of the bowl are covered in brass and the conical lid, with decorative piercing, is also made of brass. The stem is made from a straight piece of wood and it still has the dark bark on the outside. The mouthpiece is formed from a dark piece of shaped horn. At the tip of the stem is some cork and just above this is some red thread wrapped around the stem and attached to the bowl and ends in two tassels.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk