19th. century ladies opium pipe with silver saddle, bamboo stem and rare elephant ivory ends. Ladies pipes are very rare and are usually 1/2 to 5/8" in diameter. This pipe measures 22" or 560mm in length.
DESCRIPTION: A very beautiful old Chinese tobacco pipe, elegantly crafted from a long bamboo stem lacquered in red and black. The tip (bit) is carved from a pure white nephrite jade stone that is tapered and then flared to form the lip. The bowl and shank are crafted from a white metal, and bands of brass rings decorate each end. This pipe is in excellent condition and dates from the latter Qing Dynasty. DIMENSIONS: 17 ¼” long (44 cm).