Spoon Item Number: 3443/15 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Small silver salt spoon with small deep bowl. The handle is attached on one side of the bowl like a ladle. The handle has horizontal bands evenly spaced out like a bamboo stalk, and the end is a circular decoration with a large Chinese character in the centre.


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.