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    Posted 3 years ago

    watchnut
    (69 items)

    Hi y'all
    Just picked this up today ,vintage Paktong Chinese Opium pipe.
    I have seen some but this one has a lot of hardware added.
    Has anyone seen anything like this one.
    Really interesting,I live it.
    (Paktong is a mixture of zinc,Cooper,and nickel giving it the appearance of silver).

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      I don't think it's for opium.
    2. watchnut, 3 years ago
      Hello Blunderbuss
      Do you know what it is?
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      No expert, but opium pipes were made with tiny bowls & a lot of these, and other pipes are often marketed as opium pipes in mistake or intentionally. I would say tobac or hash. Here again, I just go by what I've read & had explained. This is a very common design & probably still made for the tourist trade.

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