Body of water pipe made of paktong and copper, of flattened ovoid in section with four holes: Two large holes to store tobacco container and water container, two small holes to store two mobile receptacles (one is missing), which hold tweezers and cleaning brush. A protruding knob at the centre of the body is missing. The etched sides have very fine copper ribs and decorated with six overlay brass 'shou' characters of two different styles, bordered with bands made of aged 'paktong' with high copper content.
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