Qing Chinese Opium Pipe with Jade Mouthpiece 19th CenturyQing Chinese Opium Pipe with Jade Mouthpiece 19th CenturyQing Chinese Opium Pipe with Jade Mouthpiece 19th CenturyQing Chinese Opium Pipe with Jade Mouthpiece 19th CenturyQing Chinese Opium Pipe with Jade Mouthpiece 19th Century

A thin elegantly shaped pipe with a nice piece of pale gray-green jade with green inclusions that has age and substance.

The thin bamboo pipe has a reddish color. The bowl is a molded hexagonal Yixing clay that has copper mounts. The bowl has had a clear glaze applied to it that give it shine. The bowl fits into a black lacquered wood mount with a brass band at the pipe end. The bowl has a piece of fabric tape around the end to make it snug in the pipe. The mount has been tooled on a lathe and shows fine ring lines. The mouthpiece is a nice cylindrical piece of grey-green jade with green inclusions. It has a nice soft (not shiny) polish to it.

There are makers marks molded into the Yixing clay bowl.

MEASUREMENTS

13 ¾” (34.9 cm) long x 3” (7.6 cm) tall x 1 7/8” (4.8 cm) wide. Weighs 6.2 oz (160 g)

CONDITION

There is wear to the black lacquer finish on the bowl mount. The tape uses to keep the bowl tight in the mount is frayed and a small piece missing; it still keeps the bowl tight though. The bamboo and the jade mouthpiece have a nice soft feel.

A thin refined pipe with a nice piece of jade for your collection or to add an eclectic piece to your décor.

Item ID: A-2190

Qing Chinese Opium Pipe with Jade Mouthpiece 19th Century

$875 USD


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