Posted 6 years ago
The item was located in the South Bronx of New York City about 18 inches. Measuring about 18 inches long, the item appears to be hand carved from a very hard wood (maple).
I think that it displays intricate carvings of a horse head, lotus plants and other geometric items.
Having said this, I have absolutely no idea as to what this item is.
Can anyone tell me the origin, use and or purpose of this item?
Upon further investigation, I was given several different sernareios as to the names and or purposes.
The most likely is that pertaining a paraphnilia associate opium. It was carved intrinsicly for the well to do Asians. It was mainly to drain opium during a cureing process.