DESCRIPTION: A large opium pipe of the type that requires no damper, consisting of a long bamboo tube terminating at one end with a tapering brass tip and the other with a brass and copper overlay acting as the saddle, socket and damper. Around the bowl is a double flower design in copper and brass, and on each side is a decorative fish in brass with scales. Attached along the bamboo stem are lengths of braded yarn, one of which terminates in a brass ring. Purchased from the collection of Jean-Philippe Weber, a French ex-pat living in Shanghai, and shown on p. 13 in the book “China Style,” (see photo included), by Sharon Leece, published by Periplus Editions, 2002. DIMENSIONS: 19 ½” long (49.5 cm).