This looks like a well-detailed work of art. From the drawings on the body, we can tell this item most likely has Asian origins, and the body tells us it is quite old. We also know it’s old because we don’t see much of it around. It’s also something this grandma received from an old friend, so that’s the final indication we needed to confirm this is an antique item. But what is it exactly?
Well, can you see that little pipe on the top of the object that kind of looks like a chimney? That’s exactly what that is, a little chimney. But the chimney is not for expelling smoke per se; it is more for inhaling it. As one internet user kindly explained, this is a very old opium pipe.