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Chinese stoneware Opium Pipe Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 901811

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This old Chinese ceramic pipe bowl (smoke chamber) would have been placed onto the smoking pipe to allow for a small piece of opium to be smoked. The tiny opening at the top would allow the smoke to be drawn into the stoneware chamber and cooled before being inhaled by the smoker.

A traditional Chinese keyed stamped design surrounds the top and a repeated incised design marks the side of the bowl. It comes with the metal insert and has one stamped and 3 incised markings on the bottom.