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Post by LEGSY December 7th 2021, 11:01 am

Really unusual object seems to have a lot of age from my eyes anyway it measures 6 4/3" x 5" x 3 1/4". The glaze intrigues me a sort of apple green crackle glaze when it reaches the edges turns a lot lighter the edges have a build up of glaze sort of dripping effect. The inner is a buff color. The glaze can when in right light show areas of significant wear from what i am not to sure but its a real odd ball object love to know date of it and where it was made and for what if possible thanks
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Post by LEGSY December 7th 2021, 11:05 am

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Post by LEGSY December 7th 2021, 11:07 am

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Post by NaomiM December 7th 2021, 12:00 pm

I think it’s a Chinese opium pillow

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Post by LEGSY December 7th 2021, 1:03 pm

NaomiM wrote:I think it’s a Chinese opium pillow

Most Excellent Jumping For Joy NaomiM star Appreciate it all the best Excellent
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Post by NaomiM December 7th 2021, 1:12 pm

tbh, I only come across them last week. Odd things. I cant imagine they are very comfortable. Maybe they stop you choking when you're passed out

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Post by LEGSY December 7th 2021, 2:27 pm

NaomiM wrote:tbh, I only come across them last week. Odd things. I cant imagine they are very comfortable. Maybe they stop you choking when you're passed out

I read they were mainly used on mass in Opium dens in China at the start of the 19th century, Probably once the British Aristocracy mandated Indian
Opium which had been created by Botanists in the UK Which was then sent to India to make due to the ideal weather conditions what a crime take our Opium or else
Chinese were quickly hooked on it. Maybe all aspects of the English empire we all thought were a thing of the past just moved out of site??
Anyway these were used to put your belongings in as mentioned then turned to face the wall and one would rest head on the cold porcelain which might allow for the
smoker to stay awake after consuming the warm smoke Big Laughter I have noticed a few in similar colors but this appears older to those maybe. Anyway i will keep studying
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Post by NaomiM December 7th 2021, 3:10 pm

these were used to put your belongings in

That's a very useful feature

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