Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Brick, Tea

  • CA KMS KMS_E-985-008-001
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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...

Bottle

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-975-072-001
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This object is a small teal colored cylindrical bottle. The bottle is quite tiny and its body is made of a fairly thick glass while the neck of the bottle which is short and cylindrical is made of a thinner glass. One side of the bottle has a dent...

Lock

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-984-033-050a,b
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Metal lock and key. The lock is brass and opens when you push down with the key. The lock is triangular shaped with a bar across the top that moves to lock or unlock it. There is a rectangular opening on the side of the lock that the bar goes acro...

Panel

  • CA KMS KMS_E-997-012-002
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Almost square wooden panel comprised of two sections. The first section is a square piece of wood with the edges bevelled in towards back painted a deep red color on the top. The underside of this wooden panel is unfinished with a gap running thro...

Bottle

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-983-204-008
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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...

Jar

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-534-002
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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 ...

Matchbox

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-205-001
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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...

Box

  • CA KMS KMS_E-990-004-003
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This object is a box which houses a set of small vases and coasters. The shape of the box is rectangular made of material that is presumably much like chipboard. The outsides of the box have been covered in a light brown fabric which has a navy bl...

Vase

  • CA KMS KMS_E-990-004-001a-h
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This is a set of eight small vases that are all made of metal but have varying designs on the outsides. The vases all have a circular metal ring at the base which fits almost tightly into the top of the coasters. The bodies of the vases are round ...

Scratcher, Back

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-977-198-001
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This object is made of one continuous piece of light brown colored bamboo wood which has oil finish. The handle of the object is flat at the bottom with a rounded end. There is a hole drilled into this end. A quarter of the way up the object the h...

Bottle

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-974-642-104
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This is a small light green tinted glass bottle. The bottle is very tiny and rectangular with rounded edges. It has a very short cylindrical neck that looks as though the glass has been broken at the top. The inside of the bottle is cylindrical an...

Chopstick

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-984-033-115a,b
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This is a pair of brown wooden chopsticks. The top half of the chopsticks are square in shape and the in the middle it changes to a more cylindrical shape. The tops of the sticks are flat while the bottoms are rounded. The wood has been finished w...

Needle, Darning

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-984-033-078
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This object is made of one continuous piece of silver colored metal. The end of the object is looped so that a string or can be placed through it like a large sewing needle. When pressed on one side the metal opens like a latch to allow the placin...

Burner

  • CA KMS KMS_HG-995-002-004a-b
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This is a small barrel-shaped Chinese container with lid that was used for burning incense. The lid has recessed centre with five openings where the incense was presumably placed to be burnt. The lid is sea foam green with light green vine designs...

Dish

  • CA KMS KMS_E-998-009-002
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The object is an oval shaped ceramic dish that has been glazed with a green glaze which also has some whites and blues present. Along the long edges there are two "ears" or small thick handles extending from the side rim of the dish. The...

Fan

  • CA KMS KMS_E-995-040-042
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This object is a heart shaped woven fan with a rounded bottom. The body of the fan is made of a brown wicker type plant fiber running vertically with green wicker fibers interwoven horizontally. The green fiber make up a diamond design in the midd...

Bottle, Snuff

  • CA KMS KMS_E-993-030-001a-b
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Accession book: Enamelled copper snuff bottle with stopper and spatula. Ovoid shaped with pictorial decoration on each face -1) man making sacrifice to gods; 2) man sleeping in boat; dark blue with floral decoration along sides. Ching dynasty. 5.5...

Collage

  • CA KMS KMS_E-995-040-020
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Framed painting which utilizes both watercolour and the creation of a collage using stamps. The frame of the painting is made of wood which has been painted gold and is rectangular. The edges of this frame have a floral design and the outside edge...

Bowl

  • CA KMS KMS_2000.034.002
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This object is a white glass round bowl with small foot on bottom which is a ring of glass. On the inside of the bowl there is a decoration of rice grains used to make pattern. In a certain light these holes have a translucent look. There is a flo...

Pot

  • CA KMS KMS_HG-992-082-006
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This object is a short and stout pot that is made of hand thrown pottery. The pot is mainly grey in color with some beige tones throughout the pot. The top of the pot is a bit wider than the rest of the pot with a raised ringed lip at the top. The...

Dish

  • CA KMS KMS_E-998-009-001
  • Item

The object is an oval shaped ceramic dish that has been glazed with a green glaze which also has some whites and blues present. Along the long edges there are two "ears" or small handles extending from the side rim of the dish. The botto...

Ball, Puzzle

  • CA KMS KMS_E-988-018-015a-b
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Ivory carving puzzle ball with a four part ivory stand. E-988-018-015a Ivory puzzle ball with at least eight layers of carving. The outermost layer is carved with a raised floral motif; the inner layers are carved with lattice work like geometric ...

Carving

  • CA KMS KMS_2000.121.001a-h
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Five minute carved bone animals; two red bean seeds, one hollowed out with bone stopper for storage of animals.

Bowl

  • CA KMS KMS_2000.034.001
  • Item

This object is a small round bowl with flared lip at the top. The inside of the bowl is white with a glossy finish while the outside is painted a sea foam green color with floral designs. Across the outside of the bowl there are small light green ...

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