Item CUMB_2011.071.001 - Bottle of Medicinal Wine Prepared by Wing Lee Wai, Hong Kong Macao; from Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

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Bottle of Medicinal Wine Prepared by Wing Lee Wai, Hong Kong Macao; from Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

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CA CUMB CUMB_2011.071.001

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17 x 7.5 cm diam; 1 bottle; ceramic; dark brown; 4 labels.

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The donor’s father owned Charlie's Exchange and Pioneer Museum in Parksville; when he sold the museum many items from Cumberland’s Chinatown were brought to the Cumberland Museum and Archives.

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From Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. This bottle once contained 22 ounces of medicinal wine; label reads: “this bottle contains 22 ounces of medicinal wine, prepared by Wing Lee Wai, Hong Kong and Macao. “The embossing on this bottle reads: federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle.”

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