A Tyrolean tobacco pipe made of briar wood with antler embellishments. The middle section is briar wood which has metal rings interspersed on the body. There is a matching mounted silver colored metal lid over the bowl with engraving on the fastener. The lid snaps nicely into place and the hinge is in perfect working order. The interior of the bowl is wood; this area is not lined with tin as some pipes are. The bowl definitely needs a good cleaning! The bit and base are made of some type of antler in a cream color. The bit does not show much use such as bite marks.
We find a hallmark on the side of the stem that tells us the country of manufacture is Czechoslovakia. They declared their independence from Austria in 1918. Exact dating on this is a guess but most likely 1930s for a time period.
Overall length measurement is 9 inches. As mentioned earlier, the bowl needs a good cleaning. There is discoloration on some of the metal. There is a line on the mouth piece which we think was there during the making and is just part of the natural antler.
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