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Apothecary's Balance (Weights & Measures T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1981.281.001 (a-c)
  • Item
  • 1981-11-26

Used in Dai Song Tong herbalist shop operated by Wong Kee (a.k.a. Wong Wah Soon) at 10 Pine Street. Wong Kee was a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. He operated Dai Song Tong until the early 1920s. The balancing scale was used to weigh ingredients for making medicine. The artifact was donated to the Nanaimo Museum by one of Wong Kee's sons, Chuck Wong.

Wong, Chuck

Chinese Coins (Exchange Medium)

  • CA NAN NAN_1999.561.001 - .011
  • Item
  • 1999-09-3

Said to be original examples of Chinese coins dating from 1644-1911, though this seems unlikely, they are more likely modern reproductions of old coins, they were purchased by the donor from an importer in Vancouver as a set and apparently displayed on the photocopied sheet of paper with the dynasty names and dates corresponding with the coins. They were removed from the mount they were received in for conservation purposes, the paper mount is 1999.561.011

Wong, Chuck

Chinese Medicine Box

  • CA NAN NAN_1985.028.001
  • Item
  • 1985-02-25

Uncertain provenance.

Wong, Chuck

Chinese Soup Bowl (Food Service T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_2003.083.002 (a-c)
  • Item
  • 2003-09-4

The soup bowl, lid, and saucer were used for formal dinners at the Rendezvous Restaurant in Nanaimo.

Wong, Chuck

Chinese Vase (Household Accessory)

  • CA NAN NAN_2003.083.001 (a-b)
  • Item
  • 2003-09-4

The vase was used to hold mints at the Rendezvous Restaurant in Nanaimo.

Wong, Chuck

Dragon Figurehead (Art)

  • CA NAN NAN_2014.067.001
  • Item
  • 2014-08-19

The figurehead was carved in Hong Kong and was mounted on the Rendezvous Cruiser: the bathtub entry for the Diners' Rendezvous restaurant. The distinctive red tub could be seen speeding around the harbour in the late 1960's and early 1970's

Wong, Chuck

Headband (Clothing-Headwear)

  • CA NAN NAN_1985.037.001
  • Item
  • 1985-02-27

Made for donor's mother, Mah Sze Hun, by her sisters before she emigrated from China to Nanaimo, BC to marry Wong Kee in 1918.

Wong, Chuck

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