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japanese samurai antique silver engraved  smoking pipe
AC-047 Japanese Samurai antique sliver tobacco pipe of Meiji era

Japanese antique silver smoking pipe or 'kiseru' with bamboo shift. Images of a Tiger and a Dragon are engraved artistically on mouthpiece and head of this rare tobacco-pipe. Japanese ancient legend about not-ending struggle between a Dragon and a Tiger is very popular theme of Japanese fine art. A Tiger and a Dragon are Japanese symbol of strength, fortune and prosperity
Highly collectible item of Japanese fine art.
About mid. Meiji period.
Excellent condition except of some age worn and tiny crack on a bamboo shaft.
Measurements: 22cm in length.

japanese antique silver tobacco pipe kiseru
japanese engraved antique smoking pipe, detail. Meiji period

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