Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1993.0002.0002.A-B - Bowl, opium

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Bowl, opium

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1993.0002.0002.A-B

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bottom diameter 6.3 cm; top diameter 2.5 cm; ceramic

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Found at either Stanley or Richfield ca. 1970. Donated by Mr. J.O. Premischook 1992.

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Circular greenish-grey ceramic opium holder. Two sets of parallel grooves around edge, glazed base. Characters translate 1) Jang Designed Container 2) Foog Kee (Store name, indicated twice) 3) Double Happiness 4) Mercury container. PH1 2006

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Artifact has been broken into two parts. A chip has been broken out of the side of one part. Two chips have been broken respectively out of the side and base of the second part.

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