Container Item Number: 3443/11 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Silver container shaped like a standing crane. The bird has its head tucked back, and is standing on its right leg, with the left slightly raised. There is a small bowl inset in the bird's back between its folded wings. There is a maker's mark on the base.


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.