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Opium pipe and case

Unknownlate 19th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Pipe (-16a) comprising bamboo stem with mouthpiece and head of blackened and partly gilt metal. Long oval two-part case (-16b,c) of reeded bamboo, sections carved and stained in three different patterns simulating basket weave; metal ring and rim.

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  • Title: Opium pipe and case
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th century
  • Exhibitions: "Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection." Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY. 2/15/08-8/24/08.
  • Dimensions: H x W x D (pipe): 22 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm (8 11/16 x 9/16 x 5/16 in.)H x W x D (case top): 13.6 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm (5 3/8 x 7/8 x 11/16 in.)H x W x D (case bottom): 17.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm (6 7/8 x 15/16 x 3/4 in.)H x W x D (overall): 21.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm (8 7/16 x 15/16 x 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Opium pipe and case
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim
  • Medium: Bamboo, oxidized and gilt metal

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