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Tobacco Pipe & Stand - Chinese Design, circa 1890s-1920s Object Reg. No: ST 019740

Chinese water pipe with stand holding a tobacco box, pincers/tongs and a combined pricker and brush, circa 1890s-1920s. This pipe would have been used for smoking tobacco, and may also have been used for smoking a mixture of tobacco and opium.
Water pipe made from white and yellowish metal, the body of the pipe has an incised design; this is attached to a vertical tube with a bend at one end. There is a tassel ornament suspended from the removable cylindrical bowl. There is also a tobacco box, pincers/tongs and a combined pricker and brush with the pipe.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss M. Chomley, 1934
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 325.00 mm (Height), 35.00 mm (Width), 80.00 mm (Length)
Weight: 0.41 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: smoking, chinese communities, drugs, opium smoking, tobacco smoking
Themes this item is part of: Customs House, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Substance Use - Tobacco
Tertiary Classification: smoking equipment
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890s-1920s

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