DESCRIPTION: A large, non-damper opium pipe, consisting of a long bamboo tube terminating at one end with a bowl of brass and copper overlay acting as the saddle, socket and damper. A tapering brass tip finishes the other end. Around the bowl is a double flower design in copper and brass, and on each side is a decorative brass fish with scales. Attached along the bamboo stem are lengths of braded yarn, one of which terminates in a brass ring for hanging. 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).