Chinese 19th Century Ebonised Opium Pipe
Chinese 19th Century Ebonised Opium Pipe
Chinese 19th Century Ebonised Opium Pipe
Chinese 19th Century Ebonised Opium Pipe
Chinese 19th Century Ebonised Opium Pipe

Period of QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

Chinese 19th Century Ebonised Opium Pipe

c. 1870 China

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Chinese 19th century opium pipe with bone mouth piece, ivory end and 'silver' saddle.
The pipe has been ebonised and etched to show a pagoda in a small landscape scene and various Chinese inscriptions in Traditional Chinese. the etching is shown in a golden colour.
The saddle has an enamelled 'shou' sign and an embossed border of trailing flowers which is repeated around the mount of the pipe bowl.
The bowl is made of pottery and painted to show a pair of Shiels with the flaming pearl between them and a chop mark to the underside for the maker.
The pipe bowl decoration was a new art in the 19th century and the decorators had a more free rein than the ceramic decorators and often allowed themselves more licence in decoration although this is a more orthodox decoration
Small wear cracks to the bone mouth piece
private English Collection
For similar see The Art Of Opium Antiques bt Stephen Martin
Dimensions
External Height 57.00 cm (22.44 inches)
Stock Code
6057
Medium
Bone wood ivory and silver
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