very unique pipe, this is a vintage carved wood pipe. very nice wood carving, i dont know if the silver is sterling or if its plated. it comes apart in 3 pieces. top silver piece is ornate, this top piece opens to put tabacco in pipe. the only marking is in the wood, it is carved in the piece that the tabacco goes in - it says Ruyer Arantie. i do not know what it means? nice piece for collectors! good luck bidding.