Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_984.41.26 - Tin

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CA CVM CVM_984.41.26

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Metal. Length-18.9 cm, Height-6.3 cm, Width-18.9 cm.

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A square, cake tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). The inside and bottom of the tin and bottom of the lid are unpainted. There are many small painted Chinese characters on both parts. The only English lettering on the tin is the manufacturer's name, Ko Shing Tea House, and their address. Near the centre of the lid is a yellow sticker with the price 5.70, printed on it.

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There are characters of “double happiness” on the tin. The cake/cookie might have been a wedding return gift.

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419.1 KiB


December 13, 2015 9:21 PM

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