Chinese Opium Pipe


An opium pipe is a special pipe designed to vaporize opium for consumption rather than burn it. This is achieved with the help of an opium light that vaporizes the drug sitting on the pipe bowl. The specialized bowl is made of fired earthenware and is attached to the stem of the pipe by means of metal fittings.

16.5″ long 5″ wide, bamboo, metal and earthenware, China, Qing Dynasty (19th century)


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