opium pipe

An opium pipe-stem with a detachable end piece. The stem is made of a long cylinder of copper alloy that has a thin layer of porcelain ocer it that has been decorated in blue with pink and yellow flowers and yellow and green bamboo, with the saddle decorated in green with a floral design. Inside the pipe are small wooden pipes and cork that secures the wooden parts in place.

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