Apothecary's Balance (Weights & Measures T&E)
- CA NAN NAN_1981.281.001 (a-c)
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...
Chinese Coins (Exchange Medium)
- CA NAN NAN_1999.561.001 - .011
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...
Chinese Soup Bowl (Food Service T&E)
- CA NAN NAN_2003.083.002 (a-c)
The soup bowl, lid, and saucer were used for formal dinners at the Rendezvous Restaurant in Nanaimo.
Dragon Figurehead (Art)
- CA NAN NAN_2014.067.001
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...
- CA NAN NAN_1985.037.001
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.