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Qing Dynasty Water Jade Opium Pipe Stem


92mm x 14mm. Extremely rare, "A" grade gentlemans water & apple jadeite opium pipe stem. This is from an old collection & is dated from 1800-1850. Right in the middle of the opium wars. The former owner was a member of the Pennsylvania Mineralogical Society, & Leidy Microscopical Society, & was a Jade researcher & specialist. This would date from the earlier opium period, when it was still a pastime of the upper classes. A bamboo stem would have plugged into it, so the owners lips would never touch the pipe.    

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 20 June, 2011.

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