London, South Kensington
7 April 2006
Twenty-six Topane pipe sections, 19th Century
a group of nine, including four black examples, mainly decorated with incised bands of floral designs, eight mounted onto a board, some with thugra marks -- 4in. (10.2cm.) long max; and a group of seventeen topane pipe sections, of graduating sizes, three decorated in gold, all with incised floral designs, some with thugra marks, mounted onto a board -- 4in. (10.2cm.) long max. (26)
Originally acquired from 'The House of Pipes' museum.
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