early to mid-1800s
Bamboo, metal, brass, pewter (?), and iron
Overall: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Gift of Laurence H. Norton, Robert C. Norton, and Miriam Norton White in memory of Mr. and Mrs. D. Z. Norton 1939.308
A famous Japanese poem describes the Tatsuta River dyed in crimson, a reference to autumn maple leaves floating on its surface, and a likely source for the imagery on this pipe.
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