A Chinese white metal opium pipe,
19th century, of double cylindrical form, with pierced decoration of shou characters, stamped marks 'Yuzhen' and 'zuwen',
44.5cm long, with collector's label 'Barton Collection'
Provenance: The Trevor Barton Collection.
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Sold for £450
The mountings are discoloured and tarnished. The cylindrical mounts are bent, rubbed throughout.
White metal, not silver as catalogued.
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Auction: Asian Art - Live Online, Fri, 6th Nov 2020
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