A Chinese famille rose opium pipe with silk pouch, 19th C.

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L.: 53 cm

Provenance: An exceptional Belgian private collection of opium pipes.

Condition: (UV-checked)
- The porcelain pipe in excellent condition, no damage whatsoever. Negligible minor superficial wear to the overglaze enamel.
- The finely embroidered silk pouch also in excellent condition.
- The enamelled metal bowl in very good condition with a number of very small spots of superficial loss to the enamel. The bowl with an inscribed poem and another three-character inscription just above the base.

 

Estimate: € 8000 - € 12000