The Charles Bell Tibet collection of nearly objects and photo albums is an important archive of the Anglo-Tibetan encounter of the early 20th century. Author: Bell, Charles Alfred Publisher: Date: Description: A typed object catalogue from Bell's handwritten notes on a wide variety of objects from his personal collection. This information often contains, the date he obtained an object, its provenance including where and who he acquired from and the person responsible for giving him the information.
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It's taken weeks to carefully unpack and catalogue all the opium implements and accessories former addict Steven Martin has decided to donate to the University of Idaho. He estimates the collection includes at least 1, pieces of opium-smoking paraphernalia, including ceramic opium pipe bowls, ornamented heating lamps, traveling kits, scrapers, old photographs and mug shots. Martin is working with University of Idaho historian and curator Priscilla Wegars, who stops to admire an elaborately decorated, 19th century Asian pipe bowl.
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Asian Peacock Form Opium Pipe. Want more images? About The first yatate were long boxes, with the ink compartment in the axis of the pen.
From Northwest News Network. Ceramic opium pipe bowls; the center one has a toad design. Photo by Tom Banse hide caption.
It was the means of escape that held millions in its thrall — and the British Empire was built on its profits. Instruments of addiction are not supposed to be as exquisite as an opium pipe. Beautifully weighted and impeccably crafted, a 19th-century example from China, whether hewn from rough bamboo or shaped from elegant porcelain and finished with silver, is as sleek and deadly as an antique rifle.
The artifacts depicted are all from the Asian American Comparative Collection except where noted. Thanks to Jenny Ralston for taking the digital photographs, except where indicated, and to Terry Abraham for incorporating them into this Web page. Scales vary.