Small tin container; unknown maker; ?; RX.1998.10.2

Name/Title

Small tin container

About this object

This tin is described on the original records as an 'Opium Antidote Container made of tin'.

Research shows that an opium antidote is in liquid form so the assumption from the shape and the nature of the sliding top that would act as an efficient cutter then this may well have been used as a cigarette ash tray.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

?

Period

unknown

Place Made

Asia, China

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, tin

Inscription and Marks

Paper label with Chinese writing, meaning unknown

Measurements

l 40mm x w 30mm x d 20mm
wt 16g

Object Type

containers

Object number

RX.1998.10.2

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
box
chinese
cigarette
opium
tobacco

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