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An uncommonly fine example of a rare Brigand Pipe of massive proportions with display stand. Dimensions: 36 inches in length. The stem is made of twisted wood, and the bowl and mouthpiece are brass. The bowl is shaped in the form of a lotus and the bowl support is a high relief design of sea life. The upper section of the mouthpiece is a design of the Eight Auspicious Emblems. These pipes were sometimes called “brigand’s pipes” as they were used by bandits as cudgels. Country of Origin: China. Mid to Late 19th Century. Purchased in Hong Kong in 2000. Certificate of Antiquity available. Authenticity certified by Mr. Glenn R. Vessa of Honeychurch Antiques in Hong Kong. Includes packing or crating, insurance, and shipping.