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Chinese shop sign, 1701-1900

Shop signs such as this one were hung outside pharmacies selling traditional Chinese remedies. This example shows Chinese writing beneath a ferocious-looking animal. This shop sign was sent from Hong Kong to the Church Mission Department in Bristol.

Object number:

A631420

 

Glossary:

Glossary: advertisement

A public notice or announcement especially one advertising goods or services in newspapers, on posters, or in broadcasts