Old Chinese Stock Certificate EWO Cotton Mills, Ltd. Opium War History.

Old Stock Certificate of the Chinese EWO Cotton Mills, Ltd. Capital: Shanghai Taels 11,000,000. This certificates represents 100 shares. Signed by the General Manager of Jardine, Matheson & Co. LTD.

Ornate border with small images of weaving machinery and old card for transport.

Size: 13,5 x 10 inches, very fine condition. Chinese fiscal stamps and many stamps at reverse.

Jardine, Matheson & Co. was founded in Canton on 1 July 1832, following a meeting between William Jardine and another Scots trader, James Matheson.

In 1834, the pair sent the first private shipments of Chinese tea to England; another big export to the UK was silk. In return, they traded opium to the Chinese. Jardine Matheson’s early profits were based on this trading of Indian opium into China. When the Chinese emperor tried to ban the trade, the company called on Britain to compel China to provide compensation for the confiscated opium, leading in 1839 to the first of two Opium Wars.

Item ID: col-8088

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