Late 19th Century Tribal Cape Nguni or Thembu Pipe, South Africa For Sale
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Late 19th Century Tribal Cape Nguni or Thembu Pipe, South Africa

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Abundant artistic imagination was employed in the creation of South African tobacco paraphernalia, a tradition perfectly embodied in this beautiful pipe, which is conceived as an extended right arm supporting a decorative vessel. Above the finely and naturalistically modeled hand, three tiered cartouches of delicately and exactingly carved sawtooth motifs flank the bowl. A dark and luxurious patina graces this lovely pipe, highlighting the silvery inlay to magnificent effect.

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 2.13 in. x W 5.13 in. x D 1 in.H 5.42 cm x W 13.04 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1048014096171
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