Opium pipe

Ks0001 Pipa Za Kajenje Opija 01 Scaled 1
Opium pipe

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Ks0001 Pipa Za Kajenje Opija 01 Scaled 1

An opium pipe consisting of a long bamboo tube with rings of green-brown jade attached to the ends. The inner rings at the ends are made of enamel with relief decorations. The metal saddle over the opening is made of silver and brass and decorated with a bat relief, moulded edges and ornaments. The octagonal opium bowl is made of gray-green jade. (HM)

Material description: bamboo, jade, silver, brass, enamel
Manufacturing technique: enamel, metalworking techniques, jade carving
Dimensions: length: 63.5 cm, height: 9 cm, radius: 3 cm
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1963
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Ivan Skušek, Jr. and Tsuneko Kondō Kawase - Marija Skušek, National Museum of Slovenia, Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: The bamboo pipe is cracked, the bottom is falling out.

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