Opium pipe - ROM2009_10956_1


Opium pipe

Medium:Bamboo, tortoise shell with brass fittings and glass
Geography: China
Date: 19th century
Period: Late Qing Dynasty
Lt. 57.4 cm
Object number: 934.71.3
Not on view
DescriptionBamboo cased in tortoise shell.  Long tubular pipe with a large hole at one end and a small one at the other.  Brass fitting with a glass bowl over hole in pipe one third down from mouth.  Separate from the pipe a round metal box with opening that fits into the glass bowl. Opium-related paraphernalia relates to the history of Anglo-Chinese trade from the late 18th to the mid 20th Century.
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