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Chinese Qing Dynasty Opium Pipe
 
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Code: ga4757
Price: $38.00

Shipping Weight: 320.00 grammes
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This pipe measures 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches x 7 3/4 inches deep. Note the tweezers and the little pouch, opened on one picture. Pictures show two views of the same pipe. Although decrative, this pipe actually works!

Two-hundred years ago Britain started selling the Chinese opium from British India to balance London trade deficit of Chinese tea and silks. China didnt like foreigners 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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