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Antique Chinese Silver Opium Container with Princess


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1256277
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Antique Chinese opium container made from copper with silver, with a cloisonne lid, decorated with pink flowers on a deep blue background. Its front is engraved with a beautiful seated princess, and its back is engraved with Chinese characters reading " The best medicine of the West comes to the great East. Consume this opium and float like a celestial princess." Dated 1820-1850 Size: 2" height, 1.75" width