Very Rare Antique Chinese Ceramic Opium Pipe Bowl Qing Dynasty Circa 1820s

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Seller: carld1846 (6,592) 100%, Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133126224988 Very rare antique Chinese ceramic opium pipe bowl. Qing Dynasty circa early 1800s. The octagonal pipe bowl is made of Yixing Zisha clay with two moulded lion heads on opposite sides. Several stamps on the bowl with one looks like the maker's stamp. The pipe bowl is fitted with a metal round piece that will be attached to a pipe. The small round opening on the top of the bowl is where opium paste will be placed. The opium is smoked over an opium lamp. There is a small damage on the opening. I have photographed the opium pipe bowl with an opium pipe so that you can see how would the pipe bowl be fitted on the pipe . This auction is for the pipe bowl only. The pipe is not for sale in this auction. The condition of the pipe bowl is excellent consider the age. It is a genuine antique object that had been used back in the day. China declared war on opium in the early 1800s. After the Chinese People's Republic took over in the 1940s, smoking opium was prohibited and offender could face capital punishment. Nowadays, smoking opium is definitely not allowed. The pipe bowl still carries quite a strong opium smell. If you are a buyer outside of Australia, the pipe bowl might be subjected to quarantine. Measurement: 5.5 cm x 5 cm x 5 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: Antique condition. Please see photos., Opium pipe: Chinese opium pipe bowl, Colour: Brown, Material: Ceramic, Originating Region: China, Original/Reproduction: Original, Era: 1800s

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