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An Exceptional Vietnamese Solid Ivory Opium Water Pipe
January 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This Pipe is of the cylindrical type and is fashioned from a solid piece of ivory. The polychrome art work is exceptional very detailed and incised into the ivory using a paint that includes metal in its base. The overall theme is longevity. At the front are an ancient scholar, bats, peach, deer, and children known as “golden bo”...