Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_990.92.27
  • Pièce

A small, light green bottle used for medicine. It has Chinese characters on three sides. The cork is caught inside the bottle.

Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_990.92.28
  • Pièce

A small Chinese medicine bottle made of a pale green glass.

Marble

  • CA CVM CVM_990.97.21
  • Pièce

A small Chinese marble made of clay. According to the donor, these marbles were popular for boys at the time because the price of a few proper marbles could instead buy them a whole bag of clay marbles.

Sieve

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.1
  • Pièce

A rice chaff separator made of natural fibres woven and stretched over a circular wooden frame made of two hoops, one inside the other; the weave is held between the two hoops. The hoops are made of strips of wood which have been bent, tapered an...

Picture

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.10
  • Pièce

Embroidered picture of two birds on a branch. The picture is matted. On the lower left and upper right side of the matting are strips of red paper with Chinese characters on them. The upper right characters indicate that the picture was given to ...

Alter

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.11-.13
  • Pièce

A small portable wooden altar. Two ornate, plastic, gold-coloured electric candles come with it. A wire reaches out the back to plug in the candles.

Print

  • CA CVM CVM_992.13.1
  • Pièce

This is a print by Ron Woodall of the remaining buildings in the Duncan Chinatown area in 1970. On the right is Sue Lem Bing's Pekin Restaurant. The building on the left shows the Chinese Free Masons on the right of the lower floor. These bui...

Painting

  • CA CVM CVM_992.17.1
  • Pièce

A watercolour and pastel painting of the final section of Duncan's Chinatown, painted just prior to its demolition. The other section across the street had already been torn down but this group of buildings was still in use. Painted in 1969.

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_997.5.39a,b
  • Pièce

A rectangular tin with a separate lid. It is dark in colour and has been rusted but stabilized. The lid has raised Chinese figures in a shield shape. The source thought it had contained opium.

Burner

  • CA CVM CVM_997.5.40
  • Pièce

A squat, square-shaped, black pottery container. The base is curved on the bottom. There is a central hole 4mm. in diameter. The body has indentations at each corner. Above this is a circular section tapering toward the neck with five raised Chi...

Piece

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.1
  • Pièce

Five small, white game pieces that are made of bone or ivory. The sticks have round edges with a red dot on both ends with the exception of CVM 998.17.5 which has two black dots on the ends and is smaller in size.

Teapot

  • CA CVM CVM_998.32.1

A white earthenware Chinese teapot with a picture painted on the side of two people reading a book. There are Chinese characters or symbols on it as well. There are four metal wires used for a handle replacement. The top has a gold-plated rim a...

Piece

  • CA CVM CVM_999.33.1-.12
  • Pièce

Twelve glass Chinese markers or pieces for a Chinese game. They are round in shape and smooth in texture. There are nine white, one blue and two green markers.

Brush

  • CA CVM CVM_999.38.74-.75
  • Pièce

A Chinese bamboo brush with a lid. It was used to do calligraphy, sumi and watercolors. There are Chinese characters on it written in green and red. The brush itself is made of little fine white hairs. Donated with artist's box (CVM 999.038....

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_004.55.3
  • Pièce

A 3/4 length loose fitting Chinese style jacket with very wide sleeves. It is right front closing at the neckline and right side seam with black silk cord loops and small black buttons. The main material is turquoise jacquard silk with silk embro...

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.31,.39-.42
  • Pièce

Chinese four-stringed instrument that can be described as "mandolin-like". It is made of wood with a short neck attached to a large flat round body. The pegs are large and hexagonal and are set in a curving decorative head. It has a se...

Lantern

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.12
  • Pièce

A folding Chinese lantern from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). It consists of two round wooden blocks of unequal size, connected by two, long parallel, thin, metal rods. On the outside of the smaller of the two blocks is a metal ...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.26
  • Pièce

A square, cake tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). The inside and bottom of the tin and bottom of the lid are unpainted. There are many small painted Chinese characters on both parts. The only English ...

Calendar

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.30
  • Pièce

A six-page, 12 month calendar from the Bank of Montreal. It consists of a back sheet, to which the pages (2 months each) are attached, on the lower half. On the upper half is a black and white sketch titled; Pender Street at Main Vancouver China...

Coin

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.6
  • Pièce

A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

Pad

  • CA CVM CVM_001.35.1
  • Pièce

A large rectangular pad of papers held together by pink glue across the top. The pad has a cardboard back and the papers are white with black writing.

Pad

  • CA CVM CVM_001.35.4
  • Pièce

A pad of white papers with two columns on each paper that list articles of clothing such as skirts, towels, dresses, etc. It has a cardboard back.

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.5a
  • Pièce

A short, loose-fitting tunic with high stand up collar and long sleeves. Frog closures on collar and right side. Grey, satin-finish silk with small, woven, black and white floral design sparsely scattered. All edges of jacket have a yellow, meta...

Runner

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.6
  • Pièce

A black table runner with a red border and three multi-coloured, embroidered baskets with flowers, one in the centre and one at each end.

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.9a
  • Pièce

Hip-length, loose fitting tunic jacket with high stand up collar and long sleeves. Sleeves and jacket body are cut as one piece. Light grey satin finished silk with small sparsely scattered woven green and white lace trim. Frog closures on colla...

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