An Opium Pipe of Outstanding Quality and a Very Fine Collectors Piece.
The Yunnan Saddle is of exquisite three-toned craftsmanship. The metal is Copper, Brass and Silver(not paktong) and depicts bats.
It is inlaid with cabochons including a blue sapphire, tourmaline, jadeite and a small ruby.
The stem is of rosewood and ivory. The end cap and the mouthpiece is fine quality jadeite
The damper/bowl is of a pale green jadeite.
The pipe is in excellent condition. There are no repairs.
Provenance: Purchased form Honeychurch Antiques, Glenn Vassa,1987.
Dimensions: 23 ½ inches in length