Yunnan, Southern China, this ceramic opium pipe is decorated with delicate flow blue hand painted designs that circle the entire piece: a man is shown fishing by a pond or river near a stand of bamboo and different Chinese symbols and writing adorn the rest of the piece. The pipe is reinforced with metal braces around the chamber and a The patina of the ceramic chamber is old and crackled.
At the top of the pipe is a metal structure with a cone where the opium would be placed. The chamber would have been partially filled with water to cool the smoke before it was inhaled. This is a very original opium pipe, and the painted images are rather mesmerizing. Measures: 5" tall x 2 1/2" wide.
There is a crack in the ceramic that is stable, otherwise the condition is excellent. It measures: 5" tall x 2 1/2" wide. The stem is 7 long. The item "Antique Chinese Ceramic Opium pipe" is in sale since Sunday, December 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".The seller is "freedomgallery" and is located in Santa Cruz, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Germany, France, Australia.