Flat Kiseru Pipe with Silver Crest Accents
A "Kozuka" style Japanese tobacco pipe (kiseru), completely flat on one side and rounded on the other. The round side of the kiseru has been adorned with two silver crests. A third crest has been lost to time.
Find other Japanese kiseru pipes for sale on the TOKOHAN Catalog page.
Close up view of the kiseru's gankubi (tobacco bowl)
Many kiseru exhibit "tap" marks as shown below, due to the tobacco bowl being constantly emptied
View of the back, flat side of the kiseru
Kiseru pipe with ruler for size reference
Close up view of the kiseru highlighting the silver crests
Close up of the mouthpiece, showing the construction seam
From this view you can clearly see that one side of the kiseru is flat while the other is rounded