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Opium Pipe

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
China Anonymous, Chinese
Opium Pipe, n.d.
bronze
12 x 1 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. (30 x 3 x 7 cm)


Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Celia Read Harris
Accession Number: 2019.15.4


Marks
None other than the characters on the sides that are part of the design.

Object Description
Small rounded rectangular body with a long mouthpiece coming up from one end and a small flap-covered opening on the other side. Branching off from the mouthpiece is a removable cylinder. One side has a scene of a person fishing beneath a tree with a village in the background. The other side is covered in characters. The side beneath the mouthpiece has characters and the side opposite is engraved with a vase with a lotus and bowl of peaches.

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