Chibouk with a chiselled golden metal stove...

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3 000 - 5 000 EUR

Chibouk with a chiselled golden metal stove...

Chibouk with a chiselled golden metal stove with vegetal decoration composed of a long amber stem and an amber tip in different shades and an amber lollipop.
Signed " Marot. Palais Royal. Opposite Chevet. " under the stove.
Turkey, late 19th century Total gross
Weight : 673, 35 g
Length : 76 cm
(missing and accidental)

" There is such a shop in Paris which devotes considerable capital to the acquisition of pipes; the richest and most completely matching is that of Marot aîné, at the Palais-Royal, Galerie de Chartres, 20, 21 and 22, opposite Chevet.
One sees there admirable blocks, among which several of the price of 500 fr. ; it is the most beautiful collection of pipes and cigar holders in amber ; it is only there that one can find the houkas and the hookahs in great proportions "
extract from the Art de fumer ou la pipe et le cigare, Auguste Barthélemy.
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