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What Is This??

Post  adrian ss on Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:33 pm

I did not find this but does anybody know what it is. I haven't got a clue...It is not a pipe although inside the bowl thingy is a ball of some kind of thread impregnated with a dark brown powdery substance. There is no open connection between the bowl and the tube. The bowl has a hinged lid and the tube has a hinged  cap at one end. The other end is closed. It is made from brass, is 23 cm in length  and appears to have been handled very often because of signs of wear.











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Post  peterinaust on Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:59 pm

Something to do with the church maybe? Don't know!

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Post  Axtyr on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:02 pm

Adrian.

It looks like it could be an opium pipe, especially if the engraving is oriental in design.

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Post  adrian ss on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:23 pm

There is no signs of burning and the brown substance in the bowl is not burnt  and is not odorous.
I thought it looked Middle Eastern??
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Post  davsgold on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:40 pm

It's one of these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-BRASS-TURKISH-OTTOMAN-PERSIAN-INK-DIP-PEN-CALLIGRAPHY-CASE-HOLDER-FLOWER-/261969899607
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Post  Digginerup on Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:01 pm

Q33 that was going to be my guess.......(   Rolling Eyes actually I had no clue) good work Dave T06

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Post  adrian ss on Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:07 am

Wowsers!! Thanks Dave. That was something that never entered my mind. Finder /owner is going to be very happy.

Someone here has always got the answer to the many and varied questions that crop up on this forum.Once again. Thanks for the help fellas.

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Post  Gold Miner on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:48 am

Good work dave!!!
How on earth did you find that??
(google the image????)
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Post  Nightjar on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:07 am

Top work Dave, solving this one. T06 Great find who ever owns it.


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Post  davsgold on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:19 am

Gold Miner wrote:Good work dave!!!
How on earth did you find that??
(google the image????)

I couldn't see any Chinese characters on it, so when Adrain said it was Brass, I thought it might be some sort of Turkish pipe, so I googled "Turkish Brass Pipe" and scrolled through the images and the one on Ebay came up Very Happy problem solved. Very Happy

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Post  adrian ss on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:49 am

OK smarty pants. Now I want to know when it was made?  Very Happy  bounce
Goes back a bit I think.

A close up of the bowl lid artwork. It looks like a seal and may be an indicator to the date of this item??

The thingy at the top right of the lid is a latch ( I think ) and can be rotated.



Art work on the main body.
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Post  davsgold on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:26 pm

What date it was made????? hmmm, European and British things have Hallmarks etc to give the date and makers ID, I don't know whether this item has anything like that, Adrain check for Turkish Hallmarks please. Laughing

Some of the pictures of other similar ones say 19th century.

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Post  Gold Miner on Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:29 pm

davsgold wrote:
Gold Miner wrote:Good work dave!!!
How on earth did you find that??
(google the image????)

I couldn't see any Chinese characters on it, so when Adrain said it was Brass, I thought it might be some sort of Turkish pipe, so I googled "Turkish Brass Pipe" and scrolled through the images and the one on Ebay came up Very Happy   problem solved. Very Happy

cheers dave
Man, I am impressed with your thinking process!! (acumen)
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Post  flyspecks on Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:14 pm

WELL DONE DAVE, you sure nailed that one Q38 Q38
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