Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1987.2058.0058.A-D - Bottle

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0058.A-D

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  • 1900 (Creation)
    Wong Cheung Wah

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length 4.1 cm; width 1.9 cm; height 7.4 cm; paper

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Wong Cheung Wah

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Purchased from Mr. D. Mah.

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A clear glass bottle inside a cardboard box, with directions on a sheet of paper. All the directions are in Chinese, but below the instructions, "U-I-OIL SOLE MANUFACTURER WOG CHEUNG WH" appears in English printing. The bottle is oval shape, with almost straight shoulders. A cork stopper is in the top. The glass is full of many tiny air bubbles. There are two seams, which run from the base to the top lip. These seams are kitty corner from each other. A red and orange label appears on one side, with Chinese print and "U-O-OIL..." appearing at the bottom in English printing. Three Chinese symbols appear vertically on back of the bottle. A brown liquid is in the bottle. The box is orange brown, with red print. "54364" and "54326" appearing on the side. A side flap for this box has come off and is inside the box.

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Box lid is missing.

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