opium pipe

Long, sectioned ivory opium pipe with pewter saddle near the closed end. The pipe is incised with flower vase and pots near the mouthpiece, followed by landscape scene. The Eight Daoist Immortals adorn the middle section with bamboo, chrysanthemum and fruits at the lower section. The lobed rectangular saddle is decorated in repousse with bats and characters representing double happiness and longevity at the central panel, bordered by a pair of rhyming couplets at both sides, zither at top and scrolls at bottom.

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