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Matchbox

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-205-001
  • Item

This is a rectangular cardboard box which contains matches. The top of the box has a paper label which is orange with green and red Chinese lettering and dragons designed on the top. The bottom of the box has a paper label too which is purple with...

Match

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-207-001
  • Item

The matches are made of an unfinished light brown wood and cut into thin rectangular stripes. The matches are all connected together at one end while the tips are covered in a red match striking material. Some of this match striking material has b...

Bottle, Medicine

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-243-001
  • Item

This object is a small medicine bottle which is made of clear glass and wrapped in paper labels. The main body of the object cylindrical, short and stout with a flat bottom. The shoulders of this bottle curve inward before a long, thin, cylindrica...

Bottle, Medicine

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-244-001
  • Item

This object is a small medicine bottle which is made of clear glass and wrapped in paper labels. The main body of the object cylindrical, short and stout with a flat bottom. The shoulders of this bottle curve inward before a long, thin, cylindrica...

Dish

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-248-001
  • Item

This object is a small circular ceramic dish which has a small ring on the bottom as its base. The base is unfinished ceramic to keep the dish from sliding on the table. The rest of the dish is small but deep and made of a off white ceramic that h...

Broom, Whisk

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-258-001
  • Item

The handle of this object is a small cylindrical piece of wood that is rounded at the top with a hole in it. Inserted into the hole is a metal loop presumably for hanging the broom the broom up after use. This loop has a metal stick which goes str...

Pot

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-308-001
  • Item

This object is a semi-round ceramic jar that was used to hold soya sauce. The jar itself is made of a tan colored ceramic which has been finished with a shiny glaze. The bottom of the jar is slightly indented and has a Chinese symbol in the potter...

Vase

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-351-001
  • Item

The bottom of the vase is circular and flat. The base is slightly wider than the bottom and creates stout base. From the base the body of the vase narrows in the center before getting slightly wider again near the top. The lip of the object is thi...

Spoon, Soup

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-450-001
  • Item

This object is a small soup spoon made of white glass. The scoop end of the spoon is in an oval shape with the handle rising up and out of the back of the scoop on a slight angle. The handle has a trough running down the center and the sides of th...

Spoon, Soup

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-450-002
  • Item

This object is a small soup spoon made of white glass. The scoop end of the spoon is in an oval shape with the handle rising up and out of the back of the scoop on a slight angle. The handle has a trough running down the center and the sides of th...

Jar

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-534-002
  • Item

This object is a very large ceramic jar that is a combination of neutral toned colors. The bottom of the jar is made of unfinished ceramic while the rest of the body of the jar has a shiny gloss finish. The jar has a plump and round body with the ...

Bottle

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-538-001
  • Item

This object is a thick cylindrical clear glass bottle with a flat bottom. Before the neck the glass rounds inward slightly. The neck of the bottle is short and cylindrical with a ringed lip on the top. There are a few dirt spots on the object incl...

Plate

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-979-246-011
  • Item

This object is a white glass plate with a slightly raised thick edge. The bottom of the plate has a glass ring presumably to keep it from sliding and a red Chinese character is stamped on the bottom. On the top of the plate there are designs of bu...

Plate

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-979-246-012
  • Item

This object is a white glass plate with a slightly raised thick edge. The bottom of the plate has a glass ring presumably to keep it from sliding and a red Chinese character is stamped on the bottom. On the top of the plate there are designs of bu...

Plate

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-979-246-013
  • Item

This object is a white glass plate with a slightly raised thick edge. The bottom of the plate has a glass ring presumably to keep it from sliding and a red Chinese character is stamped on the bottom. On the top of the plate there are designs of bu...

Pan, Watercolour

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-982-266-002
  • Item

This is a set of white porcelain rectangular block which are used for mixing colors in painting. The tops and sides of the object are glazed and shiny whereas the bottoms of the blocks are unfinished with some marks in them. A few of the blocks ha...

Toothpick

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-983-104-001
  • Item

Rectangular paper product box for toothpicks. The front is yellow with a bamboo in green on the side. The top of the front say "YAQIAN" and there are Asian language characters underneath. There is a golden coloured border around the top....

Bottle

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-983-204-008
  • Item

This is a small light green tinted glass bottle. The bottle is very tiny and rectangular with rounded edges. It has a short cylindrical neck that looks as though the glass has been broken at the top. The inside of the bottle is cylindrical. The gl...

Coat

  • CA KMS KMS_E-975-013-001
  • Item

1 pre-Manchu style woman's coat, c. 1875. Dark blue silk, with embroidered bats and flowers in lighter blues. Turquoise silk brocade lining.

Coat

  • CA KMS KMS_E-975-013-001
  • Item

1 pre-Manchu style woman's coat, c. 1875. Dark blue silk, with embroidered bats and flowers in lighter blues. Turquoise silk brocade lining.

Cage, Insect

  • CA KMS KMS_E-984-020-001
  • Item

The frame of the cage is made from thick rectangular bars which have slightly beveled ends and make up the four corner pieces of the cage. Running horizontally just below the top and above the bottom of these pieces are slightly shorter rectangula...

Tray, Flatware

  • CA KMS KMS_E-984-053-001
  • Item

This object is a small rectangular tray that is presumably made of a type of wood. The tray has a lip running around the top edge and the corners are rounded. The lip is painted a gold color while the flat top surface is olive green. On one side o...

Bowl

  • CA KMS KMS_E-985-006-001
  • Item

This bowl is made of metal which has been painted various colors and designs on the outside. The lip of the bowl is gold while the inside is a bright green with some small black speckles. The outside of the bowl is mainly white with black speckles...

Brick, Tea

  • CA KMS KMS_E-985-008-001
  • Item

This object is a large rectangular brick of compressed black tea. The tea brick is compact and quite heavy and is a dark brown color. On one side of the brick there is a design of what appears to be a Chinese temple with two trees growing on eithe...

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