Earthenware Jar, Chinese, alcohol; unknown maker; ?; RX.2018.16.1
Earthenware Jar, Chinese, alcoholAbout this object
This bottle is believed to have been brought over by the Chinese settlers who were an important part of the Central Otago gold rush and was found on the river bank in Roxburgh by the late Bethel Quinn.
The jar has an inscription of Chinese characters on the base that when roughly translated mean 'Best wishes for good fortune in a new country'. The jar is believed to have held spirits around 23% proof, that should have helped with the Otago winters!
processed material, ceramic, pottery
Associated explanation card:
processed material, paper
Base is embossed with Chinese writing.
The card that goes with bottle has the following notes:
Earthenware jar used to hold spirits
(about 23% proof) imported from
Hong Kong by Chinese miners.
Found along Roxburgh river bank
below Paisley Place by the late
The Chinese characters on the base
of the jar, roughly translated, mean: -
"Best wishes for good fortune
in a new country".
h 180mm x diam 125mm
The rough translation of the characters on the base was provided by the Chinese- born parents of my grand-daughter-in-law.
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