Japanese antique engraved sliver tobacco pipe of Meiji
Japanese silver 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: 22 cm / 8,6" in length.
Sold, thank you