Japanese antique silver tobacco pipe with engraved images
of Tiger and Dragon, mid Meiji era
Japanese silver-alloy smoking pipe or 'kiseru' with
bamboo shift. Images of a Tiger and Dragon are engraved
artistically on mouthpiece and head of this rare tobacco-pipe.
Japanese ancient legend about struggle between the Dragon
and the Tiger is very popular theme 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.
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