- CA CVM CVM_990.97.10
A Chinese pottery jar that would have been used to contain different kinds of food. It has a wide, round body with a wide opening. It is coloured brown. Such jars were made here in the Cowichan Valley as a cheap household item.
- CA CVM CVM_990.97.11
A Chinese jar or jug, used to hold liquid such as wine or soya sauce. It is made of brown pottery with a medium glaze. The opening at the top may have held a cork.
- CA CVM CVM_991.72.5
A basket woven as a large scoop for grains, used in the kitchen. It has a flattened lip where the basket is open at one end. The basket then forms a deep cavity for the grains to sit in it. Chinese manufacture.
- CA CVM CVM_991.72.6
A large basket woven out of strips of bamboo of varying sizes. Larger strips form the frame while smaller strips fill in the form.
- CA CVM CVM_991.72.16
A tin incense burning container with Chinese designs and characters in red and gold. The container holds powder which may be incense, the ashes thereof, or meant to have incense sticks put in it and held upright. There are sticks jutting upright ...
- CA CVM CVM_993.27.4
A receipt for groceries probably for food delivered to the door. Chinese characters appear at the top with numbers below.
- CA CVM CVM_993.27.5
Receipt for groceries probably for food delivered to the door. Chinese characters appear at the top with numbers below.
- CA CVM CVM_995.37.4
A small, pale green tinted glass bottle with a long neck with a lip. There are Chinese characters embossed on neck and base.
- CA CVM CVM_997.21.2
A Chinese ceramic bowl. Inside is green with white edges. The bottom is green and the base has a green border. All colours except the interior and bottom green are applied with a thick paint. The word "China" is carved on the bottom, pe...
- CA CVM CVM_997.63.3
An oval tin with an attached lid. A paper label is attached to the front and back with Chinese characters and a rooster is impressed within oval lines. On the lid are raised Chinese characters and a central design.
- CA CVM CVM_006.38.1
A wooden Chinese sign. Red with cream-coloured Chinese characters, reading "Branch of Dart Coon Club." Has a picture frame-like border. Wire on back for hanging.
- CA CVM CVM_002.51.19
Hand woven, Chinese-style wicker basket. Lid is missing beads in several spots. Bottom of basket has thick ring which supports the basket. There are many items inside including a tape measure, wool, thread, lace, cord, elastics and buttons.
- CA CVM CVM_002.59.9b
Wide, loose-fitting, light grey, satin-finished silk pants with a wide, off-white cotton band at waist. Fully lined. Green lace trim at bottom edge. One piece of a suit consisting of jacket CVM 002.59a, pants CVM 002.59.9b and skirt CVM 002.59.9c.
- CA CVM CVM_002.59.14a
Short, loose-fitting top with high stand up collar and 3/4 length, wide flared sleeves. Frog closures at neck and right side. Pale green silk with a random floral pattern. Decorative multi-coloured trim on all edges. Turquoise and black zig-zag t...
- CA CVM CVM_002.59.14 b
A long, straight skirt with drawstring at waist and right side. Front hook and eye and snap closure. Small pleats all around with corded trim at each pleat edge and zig-zag braid matching inside jacket sleeve on sides of front and back panels. Tur...
- CA CVM CVM_002.59.22
A piece of decorative woven trim in colours of pink, green and light purple.
- CA CVM CVM_003.50.12
A blue and black matchbook from the Commercial Café that was in the Commercial Hotel in Duncan. The back reads “Famous for Chinese Dishes”.
- CA CVM CVM_008.59.2
A blue velvet hat with a black rim and a blue background with a design in white stitching and red sequins.
- CA CVM CVM_008.59.3
A plum velvet hat with a black rim. The plum part has many small white beads and silver sequins.
- CA CVM CVM_010.31.3-.4
A Singer sewing machine mounted on a large wooden tabletop supported by a cast iron leg structure and manufactured by The Singer Manufacturing Co. The machine appears to have been originally powered by a foot treadle, which is integrated into the...
- CA CVM CVM_012.80.1
Navy blue pants with lighter blue waist band. Waist band is approx. 19 cm wide and a lighter weight fabric than rest of pants. Wide leg opening. Chinese style pant.
- CA CVM CVM_013.21.9
A round, red and gold pin with a gold symbol. The back is gold with a pin fastener and the words “China Zhuhai Hotel 1982-1992”.
- CA CVM CVM_013.29.1
A lightweight, cardstock postcard with an original watercolour and ink painting of a Chinese junk under sail. The junk hull, sails and sailor are made from paper applique with the finer details (lines, mast, steering oar) drawn in with black ink. ...
- CA CVM CVM_981.327.1
Wooden jewelry box with an attached lid. It is enameled in a deep red colour with a black and gold oriental design. The lid is hinged at the back. There is a lock at the front.
- CA CVM CVM_984.41.6
A large, one-piece, metal spoon from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). Near the end of the rounded handle, is a large, oval hole. The scoop is egg-shaped. On the underside of handle, near the scoop, is a long, narrow, rectangular, i...