SOLD Antique Chinese Mother of Pearl Inlaid Opium Pipe
SOLD Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty late 19th Mother of Pearl Inlaid Wood Opium Pipe. The long cylindrical wood tube fitted with the turned wooden mouthpiece and finely inlaid in Mother of Pearl with the figures of eight Daoist Immortals amongst the clouds. The Yixing ceramic Damper with octagonal top fitted on the center with tiny metal air hole and decorated underneath with incised Chinese characters and mounted in copper saddle decorated with Chinese calligraphy.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, with signs of age and usage, absence of some tiny pieces of mother of pearl inlay.
Overall length: 58.5 cm (23.03 inches).
Width of the tube at the widest point at the end: 4.5 cm (1.77 inches).