A Superior Quality Qing Dynasty Opium Pipe

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900: Item # 1297738
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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