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Chinese 19th Century Opium Pipe

Chinese 19th century opium pipe Made from Wood as the main part of the Pipe with metal mounts and a stained bone hexagonal bowl
The pipe is modelled as a fist holding the bowl.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
private collection
very good
Item Number 6061

£500.00

Material Wood, bone and metal
Age c. 1840
Dimensions Height 35.00 cm  (13.78 inches)