Very small tubular three-piece mould colourless glass bottle. No markings. Cork in top opening. Note: The term "colourless" is used to describe glass withoiut any colour. Colourless glass requires silica (sand) which is almost free of iron, and both a flux and a stabilizer without any noticeable impurities.
A Chinese, childs pants. The pants are designed without a crotch, to make the use of diapers unneccesary. The waist band is a dark blue material, with two eyelets (Constructed of the same material) at the front of back. I cannot determine which is the front. The leggings are a very dark pink, with a floral design and are lined with a dark red material. The bottoms of the legs are trimed with a blue satin. This trim is 7.5cm wide. Above the former is anotehr trim which is purple with blue flowers and is 1.5cm wide.
A blue and white sailers style childs shirt. A square bib hangs over the back from the broad collar in the front. The sleavesare short, wide and have a cuff. Around the waist band. Interfacing is sewn along the inside of the waist, up the front (where buttons and button holes should be but arn't) and behind the neck. The material is a light blue silk with fine lines of a darker blue, and white diamonds with four dots around the diamond and one inside, between the lines.
A white men's shirt. Per W. Quackenbush, the artifact may be a Chinese mourning shirt. (i.e. worn by mourners at a funeral) The item has four pockets and a total of five shell buttons with corresponding button holes. Black Chinese characters appear on the inside of the collar. Per W. Quackenbush, these are a tailor's markings. PH1 2006
A beige coloured worker's apron. A total of three pocket appear on the front of the artifact. At the top of these are a total of four steel fasteners, upon each of which "TROY" appears in raised lettering. A neck loop has been attached to the body of the item through the use of two similar fasteners. There is a belt which has a steel fastening device and a black painted button for fastening the belt. On the back of the artifact, "TSANG PAT LOW" appears in black hand printed lettering.; DE2 PH1 2006
A large, roughly square multi-coloured silk scarf. The centre of the artifact exhibits a mint green background, upon which respectively appear yellow floral designs and yellow dots. From the centre outward there respectively appear a dark brown area, and a bright red area. Both of these exhibit both yellow floral designs and yellow dots. PH1 2006
A cylindrical tin with a lid containing dried yams. The lid has a label affixed printed "Beware of Imitation" "Hong Thye Tea Merchant 41, Telok Ayer Street, Singapore. No. 08789". The tin is rusted and blackened. PH1 2006, PH2 2007
A child's woven cap. It is deep red with stripes of light pink and green near the top and stripes of light pink, green and dark pink at the bottom border. There are Chinese "double happiness" characters woven in on one side in dark pink. Also in the centre of these characters is thread where a gold nugget had been sewn on. PH1 2006 PH2 2007
A pair of girls' Chinese cotton pants. They are blue with floral motifs sewn into the fabric. At the base of the legs is a strip of white cloth with black flowers. It has a draw-string waist. These pants are the ones in the photograph 2000.70.1. They were worn by Miss. Florence Tsang daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tsang How Quon. Please note that the previous numbers before 2000.0070.0009 are photographs and are contained in the photograph files.
This tin contianer has a small lip both top and bottom, and a seam down one side. There is a strip of metal which has been shaped so that it has a half circular groove and each side of the strip is attached to the can. The screw on lid has a diameter of 4.8cm and it has a paper liner. On removal of the lid a strong odour of fuel oil is noticed.
A bluey glass vial. There is a cork in the top, which has been sealed with wax. The glass has bubbles in it and is uneven. There is a dent in one side and the shoulders are wavy. The top is cut straight off, without a lip and there are no seams. A purple paper label is around the vial. Chinese letters appear on the top of the label and "PAK WOO TON, YOUNG TUN CHOOK LAM'S MEDICINE OIL" appears below. All print is in black.
A cream coloured waxed paper envelope, with product still inside. A pink sealing tape still seals the pack. Chinese print in red appears on the tape. "MEDICAL HERB, Made in Chinese Medicines, VIZ SOO LP 40%, OLIVES 30%, SANG-CHUNG 30%, PREPARED BY CHAPLIN TONG, HONG KONG" appears in red on top section of the back, inside a red boarder. Below the former and covering opposite side is Chinese print in red in boarder. A seperate label is glued over the English print. The glue is only across the top so this label hasto be lifted to read the English print. Chinese print, in blue, appears inside a boarder on this seperate label.
A black silk Chinese dress. The artifact is lined with turquoise-blue silk. The black silk has a floral design weaved in it.The dress buttons up the proper right side, directly below the armpit. Three silk eye-lets secures three flowered silk buttons. Aflap is sewn halfway down, attached to the back portion of the dress, to form a top. A square pocket is sewn to this inside flap and is concealed by the front. The top has two dual black silk buttons, one set before the collar and one set on the collar. The black is trimed with a thin black trim. The span of the arms is 140.2cm.
A black paper and dark brown bamboo fan. The fan consists of twenty-eight strips of bamboo which are riveted together at one end. The rivet is a small section of bamboo. The top section of the strips are covered with black paper. The paper folds with eachsection of bamboo. Gold Chinese print appears on one side of the paper. When the fan is fully opened it measures 45.0 cm. wide.