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    Posted 10 years ago

    Xenius
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    I bought this at an antique shop in San Francisco several years ago. I was told it is from the turn of the century when Chinese opium dens were popular. I was told it is ivory, but I don't know for sure. I would like to know how much it is worth.

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      It looks to be a 19th century pice. If it is all Ivory you are looking about $1000.00. But they also made them of Bone back in the 20's-30's. If its bone then around 350.00-400.00. I can't tell if its ivory by pictures, can not see grain. Take a look at this link, notcie the poker chips, if your piece has the grain shown in chips, mostn likey ivory. Dave
      http://www.antiquegamblingchips.com/distinguish_iv_bon_cel.htm
    2. Lynne, 10 years ago
      Thanks Dizzydave! Wow - lots of info. Any idea where I could sell it? Thanks again and I will go to the link and compare. Take care!
    3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      Try one of the online Auctions. Dave
    4. Stillwater Stillwater, 9 years ago
      Looks like bone. I see you only joined to post this piece, we're not here for free appraisals
    5. aupacha aupacha, 6 years ago
      This is a modern day bone fake opium pipe. You can find a number of them on various Auctions sites like ebay.

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