7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
AN IVORY OPIUM PIPE, 18TH CENTURY
the long hollow section of the pipe carved in ivory, a small tree shrew amongst fruiting vines carved in relief near the closed end of the body, with silver mounts bearing ruyi-head motifs and lobed jadeite bowl -- 22in. (56cm.) long, with twin boxwood mounts and fitted box.
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