Extremely Rare Antique Opium Paste Container Made Of Buffalo Horn Circa 1700s

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Seller: carld1846 (6,586) 100%, Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133109882856 Extremely rare antique opium paste container made of buffalo horn. Circa 1700s. The cylindrical container is hollowed out from the thickest part of a buffalo horn. It was used to contain opium paste. Opium was introduced into China in the 15th century. It was used as a recreational drug by the rich due to it's rarity and cost. Buffalo horns are porous but amazingly the opium smell which is very pungent does not permeate to the outside. You can however smell the opium when you open the container. Very rare. Condition as shown in photos. Height: 7.5 cm Diameter: 4 cm The battery is there for size comparison only. It has nothing to do with the item. 'Most of my collection is one of a kind. I bought the items because I liked it for myself. They were never intended to be resold. Each item has a story and when possible I hand carried in my luggage from all over the world to bring back to Australia. Some of the items have travelled a long way away and some of the items has been with me for 65 years. I am now retired and need to downsize. I will not be able to buy a similar item again and definitely not able to sell it at the same price. If you buy an item from me it most likely is the only one I have. Thanks for bidding.' I only accept Paypal. I have a 5 business days shipping policy however if I can send earlier I will. Thank you. I am happy to combine postage. Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favourites list! Condition: Excellent condition., Original/Reproduction: Original, Originating Region: China, Colour: Brown, Era: 1700s, Material: Horn, Opium paste container: Opium paraphernalia

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