Container Item Number: 3443/10 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Silver container (part a) with lid (part b). The circular compartment is mounted on an ornate stand with a four-legged base, and tall flame-like superstructure. The compartment is mounted vertically, and has a raised dragon design on both the front and back. Along the upper edge of the compartment and its lid are holes.


This set of containers and spoons (3443/1-16) were given to the donor's family in the mid-1950s, from their elderly neighbour, Mrs. Bissett, who lived in Hopkins Landing. Her husband had worked for a steamship company which made regular trips to east Asia in the late 19th/early 20th century, and brought many objects home on his return voyages.