Antique Black Forest Hand Carved Wood Smoking Pipe, Hunting Dog Hound
Superb Victorian era antique Black Forest hand carved wooden pipe. Beautifully detailed with openwork, depicting a fully three dimensional figure of a hunting hound dog running along the stem of the pipe, surrounded by openwork woody vines, accented with grapes or berries. The bowl decorated with leaves carved in raised relief. Finished with a decorative silver band and amber mouthpiece. Measures 8 1/2" length x 2 5/8" tall. In good antique condition with general wear commensurate with use and age. On one side there is a lack of vine motif just behind the dog, visible in the pictures. Housed in the original presentation box or case. The presentation box shows age and houses the pipe securely. Box measures 9 1/8" length.