Wing Kee & Co. [????-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Wing Kee & Co. [????-????]

Wing Kee & Co.

In England I collect Chinese Export Porcelain, including Armorials, which are not uncommon as several thousand services were ordered over a long period of time. Unusually I have found a piece of Canton Enamelled Porcelain with the name "WING KEE & CO". Useing the internet I have found the company in Hong Kong Trade Directories between 1882 and 1925. They were able to load 2600 tons of coal in half a day, and published letters from the gratefull Captains. Can you tell me anything of this firm, and what did they do when the ships converted to oil. 

Michael Blow

Photos that show this organisation



Their address of "66, 68, & 70 Praya Central" means they occupied half of the building shown at

If you look at the photos of that building, you can see the Wing Kee sign board on the right half of the building, eg:

Ship Chandlers.JPG
Ship Chandlers.JPG, by Chris Chan