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Chinese Mid 19th Century Opium Pipe

Reference
6060
Framed Height
39 cm (15 1/4")
Chinese 19th century wood and bone opium pipe. The pipe stem is stained wood probably Chinese elm

The end piece and the mouth piece are bone which has been stained a deep yellow. The underside of the end piece is carved with the Yin and Yang sign

The bowl is stoneware with chop marks and decoration

The fist and pipe was meant to resemble the arm of the Tang Dynasty general Li Yuanba, who was also the son of the founder of the Tang Dynasty.

It is said that the General wielded a melon shaped hammer and was invincible in battle with the hammer. But he died because of an argument with his brother when Li Yuanba became so angry he threw the hammer into the air and it landed on his head and killed him
Framed Height
39 cm (15 1/4")
Year
c 1850
Medium
Bone and wood
Country
China
Provenance
private collection
Condition
Good