This opium pipe is of the paneled form and made of bone. The scrimshaw is very detail. The theme is a garden and pagoda scene with a mounted scholar. Also includes sparrows and butterflies. The metalwork is of silvered copper.
At the bottom underside is the yin/yang symbol. The there are two signature chops on the front two panels. An opium needle is attached to the body of the pipe with chain.
Provenance: Purcdhased as part Ex French Collection purchased in France 1985
Dimensions: Pipe height 7 3/4 inches—Diameter of pipe—3 3/4 inches