pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking)

Pipe with a stem made from bamboo, bowl of enamelled metal, and the mouthpiece probably missing. The bowl has an enamelled design of floral pattern, blue on green with one yellow and red flower above and one below.

Label: A card accompanies the object describing how the object is used. This is written on the back of a card reading 'MRS EMSLIE J. HORNIMAN / AT HOME / INFORMALLY / ON / FRIDAYS / MAY 13 / JUNE 17 & 24 / JULY 8 / 9 TO 12 SMOKING / 74 ELM PARK ROAD / CHELSEA'

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