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tobacco (or opium) pipe
  • Japan
  • tobacco (or opium) pipe, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, silver, bronze, gold, copper, leather
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2815.a-e

a. Mouth piece made of silver plants carved over it.
b. Wooden part connecting the mouth piece to the part of the pipe where the opium is put.
c. Silver part in which the opium is put, plants are carved over it.
d. Cover to the pipe case made of silver. Brass cover at the top of the cover.
e. Pipe case haveing the shape of a dagger case with pouch (leather) hanging on one eside. Laquer on the case. Decoration representing two figures on the lower side of the case. A sitting figure made of silver and gold on the pouch.