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Classic Qing Chinese Bone Opium Pipe
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Code: ga4519
Price: $55.00

Shipping Weight: 690.00 grammes
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This heavy opium pipe measures just over 16-inches, quite long. Bowl measures 1.5-inches x 1.5-inch diameter. Crafted from heavy buffalo bone with light carvings of Chinese figures on the stem. For decoration or collection, but is actually functional. We only have one of these pipes left, and it is in the UK ready to mail.

Two-hundred years ago Britain started selling the Chinese opium from British India Ė to balance Londonís trade deficit of Chinese tea and silks. China didnít like foreignersí breaking their laws and causing widespread drug addiction. The destruction of 20,000 chests of opium in Guangzhou resulted, after British aggression, in Hong Kong becoming a crown colony

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