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Burner

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.16
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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 ...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.17-.18
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A "Dried Sliced Beef" tin with lid manufactured by the Yee Yuen Co. H.K., 17 Wing Fung St., W. Hong Kong, Tel.727948. On the lid is a picture of a pastoral North American farm scene. There are Chinese characters all over the tin.

Sleeve

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.2-.3
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One pair of sleeve protectors (called oversleeves). They are woven of natural fibres. Of the same design, they are not the same height; they are either from different pairs or one has been stretched more than the other. They have a kind of woven h...

Basket

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.4
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A dark basket woven from what seems to be strips of bamboo. Wire has been wound around the rim, down one side, across the bottom and up the other side. This was probably to add strength for carrying. Chinese manufacture.

Scoop

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.5
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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.

Basket

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.6
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A large basket woven out of strips of bamboo of varying sizes. Larger strips form the frame while smaller strips fill in the form.

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.8
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A wooden sign with three Chinese characters on it. The sign is painted on a single board which has bowed or warped. The symbols mean Quon Chong Grocery.

Picture

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.9
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A picture of two Chinese characters painted in gold on a piece of green silk. It is framed behind glass. There is raised scroll work and vegetative designs on the frame. This is an indoor sign for the Quon Chong Grocery in Duncan's Chinatown...

Print

  • CA CVM CVM_992.13.1
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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
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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.

Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_992.27.1
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This is a ring-necked, green glass, Chinese whiskey bottle. On the bottom is Chinese writing. There are many bubbles in the glass.

Vase

  • CA CVM CVM_992.67.12
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A Chinese ginger jar in brown pottery covered with Salish cedar weaving. Around the base is a ring of wild cherry bark. It is roughly made with bulrush verticals and grass. The base is covered. The rim has a loop design and has grass around the e...

Chemise

  • CA CVM CVM_992.7.5
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A white cotton chemise, predominantly hand sewn. There may be some machine sewing which would have been done by the Chinese. The family brought many clothes with them from Formosa. The seams are flat fell, the arm and neck holes are decorated wi...

Receipt

  • CA CVM CVM_993.27.4
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A receipt for groceries probably for food delivered to the door. Chinese characters appear at the top with numbers below.

Receipt

  • CA CVM CVM_993.27.5
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Receipt for groceries probably for food delivered to the door. Chinese characters appear at the top with numbers below.

Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_995.37.2
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A small, clear, glass, round bottle. A lip edges the neck. Chinese characters are embossed on one side.

Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_995.37.4
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A small, pale green tinted glass bottle with a long neck with a lip. There are Chinese characters embossed on neck and base.

Plate

  • CA CVM CVM_996.3.1
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An earthenware plate in beige and brown. A central pattern is in the style of the 1880's in England when Chinois series was in vogue (the copying of Chinese style and subjects on English China). A brown and cream border incorporates geometri...

Bowl

  • CA CVM CVM_997.21.2
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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...

Spoon

  • CA CVM CVM_997.5.108
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A white ceramic spoon with pink and green flowers in the bowl. It is of Chinese origin.

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_997.5.39a,b
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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
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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_997.5.41-.45
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These pieces are from an unknown Oriental game and could be used for many games as markers. (.041) is a small piece of wood with 5 circular indentations. The four glass counters sit on these indentations. Two counters are white, two are blue.

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_997.63.3
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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.

Bulb

  • CA CVM CVM_997.69.2
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A green, red and white Chinese lantern-shaped Christmas bulb with raised ribs encircling it. To be used on a string of Christmas lights.

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