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Abacus

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .264
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Rectangular frame, wooden, wood unknown, stained black outside. Edges bound with thin brass. Abacus is divided horizontally into two areas, the base area being much deeper than the top. Thirteen bamboo rods are evenly spaced at fixed intervals ins...

Basket

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .331
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Circular basket with sloped sides and flat base. Base is woven of split bamboo and rim/edge is of bamboo approximately 1.5 cm wide. Base is woven in square which then radiates outward in spirals. Inside of basket is golden yellow in colour and app...

Basket

  • CA SMA SMA_972.028.494
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Chinese basket with rectangular base, sides flare outward to an almost circular top. Top is open. Bamboo construction with base and ribs of thicker bamboo. Top rim is reinforced with four rows of thicker bamboo, body of basket is woven or narrow b...

Basket

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .246
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Basket with rectangular base and circular top. Recorded information "Chinese Basket. Made of Bamboo and cane". Top rim is wrapped with lighter coloured material--probably bamboo. Base is woven in a rectangular shape with a reinforcement ...

Basket and Lid

  • CA SMA SMA_972.028.499 a-b
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Circular basket with lid used for sewing materials. Made of fine material, possibly bamboo? Has been stained a brownish red color. Lid is decorated with a thin braided cord of golden brown color. Circular metal medallion with Chinese characters is...

Basket and Lid

  • CA SMA SMA_976.028.333 a-b
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Rectangular basket with cover in the form of another similar basket which covers it completely. Woven in this shape, with a support provided only by a thick rim indicating that probably the basket was steamed or shaped over a form to obtain the re...

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .252
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Clear glass bottle, square base, circular mouth rim that will take cork stopper. Seam lines visible down sides and over mouth rim. Medicine bottle.

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .256
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Pale green transparent glass bottle, square base. Bottle appears to made with a piece of hollow glass tubing with thick glass over it to form a bottle. A few small bubbles in glass. Recorded as, "possibly a Chinese medicine bottle."

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .243
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Pale green transparent glass bottle, circular base. Seamlines visible up sides of bottle, not on mouth rim. Very small part of original label remains (hand lotion 1890-1907).

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .253
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Clear glass bottle-broken neck

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .244
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Clear, glass bottle, circular base. Still contains some of original contents which are dark brown, and a dark brown residue covers the inside of the bottle. Paper labels on outside with Chinese characters on them. Bottle has seam lines down sides ...

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .254
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Clear glass cylindrical container, straight sides. Some bubbles visible in glass. Cork stopper in top, sealed with clear wax. Some Chinese characters visible on side of bottle. Paper label, with black printing--a man's photograph and Chinese ...

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .257
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Clear glass bottle, rectangular base, flat sides. Some bubbles visible in the glass. Cork in mouth sealed in position with reddish wax. Paper label printed in red on front has chinese characters down it. Chinese characters in raised glass on back....

Bottle

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .255
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Clear glass bottle, circular base sealed with cork and wax at mouth. Contains a fine powder of brown-cinnamon colour. Paper label printed with Chinese characters on side.

Bottle in Box with Instructions

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .247 a-d
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a)Clear glass Medicine bottle-containing original contents-brown liquid, cork stopper sealed in top. Red and white label with Chinese Characters on sides. b)Booklet-illustrated, found in box with medicine bottle. Sole agent is Eng Chow and Co. of ...

Box

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .248
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Cardboard box covered with white paper wrapping. Top of box has chinese characters on it in red and black ink. Addressed to Hudson Bay Co. in Chinese characters.

Can

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .245
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Cylindrical tin container with printed paper label covering with cellophane (yellowed) over it. Papaer seals on base and top. Paper wrappers have been cut around the side of the container. Label has Chinese writing and Chinese/Japanese illustratio...

Fan

  • CA SMA SMA_972.047.924
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Ladies fan, with ivory frame. Either end has floral carving on it with painted gold detail, as do the base areas of the individual ivory fan 'ribs'. The fabric on the upper part of the fan 'ribs' has cream coloured fabric cover...

Hat

  • CA SMA SMA_993.006.001
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Straw hat, large woven brim, open weave crown (lined)

Jar

  • CA SMA SMA_995.059.001
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Ceramic Chinese soy sauce jar. dark brown with random cream and gray markings. Squat round shape with a narrow top opening with 1/4" lip. Spout is at top side with narrow, small opening. Brown paint does not completely cover bottom edge of ja...

Jar

  • CA SMA SMA_985.007.001
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Ceramic Chinese ginger jar. Blue-green glaze, possibly iron which would date it as fairly old. Grey around base and neck of jar. Red, rust-like patches showing through glaze. Six panels, each with a different design. Possibly some of these designs...

Jar

  • CA SMA SMA_995.078.001
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Small ceramic pot, speckled gray and brown with several large brown splotches on it. It has a relatively small 'mouth' and is encased in wicker work with two wicker handles.

Jug

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .263
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Squat shaped pottery bottle or jug glazed with a brownish-black glaze. Chinese characters in raised lettering under glaze. p. 99-100, "Commonly called Tiger Whiskey Jug, this contained Ng-Ka-Py (like Saki)." Vol. 2. Western Canadian Bott...

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