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To me it looks like a white mouthpiece with a black bite plate and a big reflection from some oversized ligature screw 'touches'.
 

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A bigger version of the photo here, about 2/3 way down the page : http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/premium.html

I see what you mean - it almost looks like the mouthpiece is pushed into something (looking like a small funnel or a trombone mouthpiece, but it isn't) on the neck cork. Strange.

Maybe the shank on Tab Smith's original (probably Brilhart) mouthpiece cracked and this was some weird repair to hold it together.

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Yep, looks like a tonalin with an unusual shank treatment. It may even be another end of a mouthpiece cut off and added since it look like tonalin material too.
 

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The thing it reminds me of is a mouthpiece I saw on Ebay recently that had an end you could remove. Underneath was a cork joint so that it could fit a clarinet - so you could use the same mouthpiece on sax and clarinet. Could it be one of those?

I guessed it might be a shank repair Theo Wanne mentions that they were prone to cracking. http://theowanne.com/knowledge/mouthpiece-museum/brilhart

There are some pictures of Tab playing a more conventional looking Brilhart.
 
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