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Hi all


I own an old Chinese water pipe that was brought back from Hong Kong by my great-grandfather.


It has an inscription on the lid that I cannot decipher.




I am hoping it is something personal, although it would be interesting even if it were a maker's mark or something like that.




Would anyone on here be able to read it, or know where I could ask for advice?


Many thanks



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You read the characters from top to bottom, starting at the right side and reading to the left. I don't understand the first part, but the last 4 characters mean "the real thing" or "the read McCoy".

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