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Chinese Book - Medical Prescriptions

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-465
  • Pièce

Published by Shaun-Woo Publisher in 1927in Shanghai this book is titled 'Medical Prescriptions'. The book is a well-known series of medical recipes and prescriptions and is written in Chinese.

Chinese Book - To Untie the Red Rope on the Back

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-496
  • Pièce

Published in Canton China by Ye-man Tong and titled 'To Untie the Red rope on the Back, part 2'. It’s a traditional story, sung in 'Southern Sound' style. Printed with wooden block on rice paper in Chinese.

Chinese Book - Guidelines to Rebuild China

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-484
  • Pièce

Published in Shanghai in December of 1918 this book is titled 'Guidelines to Rebuild China' and was written by Dr. Sun Yet Sen. Written in Chinese and paper bound the title page and back page are both tearing away from the book.

Piece, Calendar

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-974-057-001a-c
  • Pièce

This calendar cards are made of a very thin and pliable wooden material. They are rectangular in shape and each corner has been cut off at an angle. Both sides of these pieces have been painted with a green and red border and blue and gold backgro...


  • CA KMS KMS_HK-996-028-001
  • Pièce

Circular lapel pin, silver-colored metal with blue enamel; interior design a representation of Sun-Yat Sen, surrounded by a rayed nimbus, with Chinese characters at the bottom; floral-shaped screw-on backing which is gold in color.


  • CA KMS KMS_E-975-013-001
  • Pièce

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


  • CA KMS KMS_DE-977-001-003
  • Pièce

The body of this guitar is made out of wood that is shaped like a giant tear drop. The main part of the body is quite round with a flat top and rounded back. The back of the guitar has been painted brown and has a shiny finish on the paint. The fr...

Holder, Letter

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-971-215-001
  • Pièce

The main body of this object is a flat rectangular piece of metal that is presumably aluminum. All the edges have been folded over creating a type of border. At the top of the object the top two corners have been cut off at angles. There is a hole...


  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-250-001a-b
  • Pièce

The main base of the object is made of interwoven straw material that is twisted together in lines which round at the heel and toe. The base of the shoe is long and oblong in shape and a foot long. The bottoms are slightly dirty from use as are th...


  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-916-010
  • Pièce

The main part of the pants is made of a synthetic fiber fabric which is a deep navy blue. As a design on the fabric in shiny material and only subtly noticeable is a floral pattern. The waist of the pants in made with a thin elastic band that has ...


  • CA KMS KMS_DA-982-031-001
  • Pièce

The inside lining of the vest is made of a pink silk fabric with zigzag and floral designs on the material. The outside of the vest has a thick black silk border around both sides of the vest and the back. The background material inside this borde...


  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-236-001
  • Pièce

Black plastic dragons form frame of the lantern with their heads at the top and stick like bodies creating the outer and inner structure of the object. Inserted between the inner and outer plastic frame pieces is a large piece of cloth which is wr...


  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-249-001a-k
  • Pièce

The base of this object is in an octagonal shape that is a shiny black color with a slight lip around its top edge where the lid sits. The object is slightly raised on square feet which are situated at each pointed intersections of the octagon. In...


  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-563-001
  • Pièce

The entire main body of the object is made of one continuous piece of metal which is a dark grey color and quite shiny. The handle of the object has a rounded end with flat sides that dip in slightly before the head of the object. The top side of ...


  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-582-001
  • Pièce

This object is a thin rectangular comb which has two rounded corners. The comb is made from a silver colored aluminum and the top half is solid metal. The bottom half of the cone has tiny slits running through the metal creating many tiny teeth do...

Block, Chopping

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-980-060-001
  • Pièce

The main body of this object is a circular piece of wood which is presumably part of small tree stump or branch. The top and bottom of the wood are flat and the curved edges are smooth besides a few dents and scratches. There is a notch that was m...


  • CA KMS KMS_DE-973-059-003b
  • Pièce

Hand painted, paper screen lantern with wooden top and base into which the metal frame which holds the paper mesh are attached. Both pieces of wood are painted red; the bottom has a painted gold band. There is a yellow tassel hanging from the bott...

Game, Mahjong

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-973-403-001a-e
  • Pièce

This object is made from a red colored wood which as a glossy finish. The object is rectangular in shape and cubed. On the top and sides of the object in the corners is metal plating with a fancy design of swirls attached. This plating is on the t...

Lantern, Paper

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-973-416-014
  • Pièce

This object is made of paper that is folded in an accordion type style. The object is round and lies flat with a circular piece of cardboard on the top and a ring of cardboard on the bottom. These cardboard pieces form the main structure of the ob...


  • CA KMS KMS_DG-974-642-123
  • Pièce

The main body of the glass jar is short and cylindrical made of clear glass. The bottom of the object is flat with a numerical symbol raised on the glass. The neck of the jar is a slightly thinner then the body but still cylindrical and has two ra...


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

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...


  • CA KMS KMS_HK-984-038-008
  • Pièce

This object is a open cardboard box containing game pieces. The box itself is covered in a bright red leather looking covering with a label that has been torn off one side. The box does not have a lid and the inside is a cream colored cardboard. W...

Knife, Pocket

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-985-020-003
  • Pièce

The handle of this object is in a rectangular shape with rounded ends that are capped on either side by metal studs. The main sides of the handle are metal and gold in color with two small pins in the center on either side where the wood of the ha...

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