Moneybox, Wooden; Unknown maker; 1890-1920; RI.W2018.3623
Moneybox, WoodenAbout this object
This pillar moneybox, with four intricate marquetry veneer panels, was once owned by Lai Kai or Lai Chan who worked for the Round Hill Mining Company sometime between the 1890's and 1930's. Round Hill was a gold mining company working on an industrial scale and took over many of the original Chinese workings at Round Hill in the 1890's.
Chinese gold prospectors started arriving at Round Hill in the early 1880's and established a settlement there called Canton. By 1882 it had a population of nearly five hundred. Some of the original prospectors found employment with the Company but many drifted away with very few remaining by the 1930's.
organic, processed materials, wood
inorganic, processed materials, metal, metal alloys, copper alloys
inorganic, processed materials, metal, metal alloys, iron alloys, steel
h 165 mm x l 80 mm x d 80 mmSubject and Association Keywords