Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??

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Robski
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Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??

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Greetings
Had these pipes for quite a while and I have time to investigate them finally.

1. Chinese? Bamboo Root pipe (~31" long). It looks like something The Predator would be smoking. Has a fair amount of use and lots of resin on the bowl which has a metal insert. Is it Chinese and is it a tobacco pipe?

2. African Brass stylized Pipe Bowl (80.4% Cu, 11% Zn, 4.3% Sn, 3.5% Pb, 0.3% As when I XRF'd it). It is 8"x6" in size and is NOT a functional pipe bowl as there is NO hole from the bowl to the pipe stem seat. Also, there are some large casting faults in the bowl itself (pretty complex casting). Is this a ceremonial item or something else? This thing is big.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Best Regards
Rob
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Julien
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Re: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??

Post by Julien »

A pipe made in Cameroon, not old and made for sale.

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