X] COMPOSITE OPIUM PIPE DISPLAY IN NATIVE WOOD WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAY DECORATION
Vietnam, Tonkin, Nam Ding, Nguyen Dynasty, About 1900
It consists of a lower quadrangular two-storey stepped lower part, which is crowned by two vertical poles connected to each other by a crossbar. The slides in the uprights allow opium pipes to slide in. In the bleachers, circular holes allow the introduction of opium hearths / furnaces. Decor inlaid with mother-of-pearl including horsemen, probably sketches from the "Roman des Trois Royaumes" (some jumps and gaps).
H: 69 cm - W: 48 cm - D: 26 cm
A COMPOSITE / COMPOUND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAYS WOODEN OPIUM-PIPE DISPLAY / PRESENTATION CABINET
Vietnam, Tonkin, Nam Dinh, Nguyen Dynasty, Circa 1900