Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CUMB_998.048.017 - Pak Moy Kwai Medicinal Tonic Bottle

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Pak Moy Kwai Medicinal Tonic Bottle

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CA CUMB CUMB_998.048.017

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17 cm x 11 cm diam; 1 bottle; 1 cork; 4 paper labels on sides; black/ brown.

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Wing Lee Wai

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This bottle once contained medicinal wine. The front of the bottle is embossed with “Federal Law Forbids Sale of Re-Use of This Bottle.” There are 2 labels on the right side; the first label reads: “This bottle contains 26.6 ounces, medicinal wine, prepared by, Wing Lee Wai, Hong Kong & Macao”; The second label reads: “ Pak Moy Medicinal Tonic, containing frittilaria roylet, dioscorea, astrogalust boagtchy, buryale ferox, dried rose petals” , “2 tablespoonful 3 times a day with meals, for Chinese only.” There is a Wing Lee Wai label on the left side and a red label with Chinese Characters on the back of the jug.

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MONKS, JACK 98/07/27

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