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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 we...

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 display...

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

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 197...

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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