Opium Container Lacquer Box #IThis is an Authentic Old Hand Made Lacquer Opium Box. This is the kind that was meant to hang from the waist. This Wonderful Hand Made Lacquer Ware Opium Box measures approx. 4 1/4" tall by approx. 2 3/4" wide and is approx. 2" thick. We have left this Opium Container in its Original (as found) Condition. Opium Container Boxes such as this were used to hold small chunks of Raw Tar Opium and also used to hold Tobacco. This container dates back to sometime during the late 1800's to early 1900's. Most of the Opium Containers now found are reproductions. If you are lucky enough to find an original many times they are cracked in half or badly damaged. We were only able to locate a few of these Authentic Older Opium Containers. This Older Hand Made Lacquer Opium Box we are offering has a lid that fits snugly to keep the contents safe and a string to attach to a belt. The container is made of some type of woven material which is then covered with many coatings of lacquer ( tree sap ). A HAND MADE OPIUM BOX made of this kind of material would have been used by the Common Opium Smokers. These are now getting VERY HARD TO FIND and are VERY COLLECTABLE. You usually only find these in museums. We are not able to offer these very often so if you are just beginning to put together a collection of Opium Related Antiques or adding to an existing collection Don't Miss This Great Opportunity! This item is for display only and NOT intended for modern day use.