Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Spoon

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-230-001
  • Pièce

This object is a large metal spoon that is silver in color with a fair amount of wear and dirt built up on it. The handle of the spoon is long and flat with a rounded end which has a hole in it presumably for hanging the spoon up. The rest of the ...

Trivet

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-232-001
  • Pièce

This metal trivet is golden coloured and in the shape of the Chinese character for Long Life. The front is shiny and smooth, while the back was left rough. There are four legs on the back covered in plastic. There is also a circular hook on the ba...

Trivet

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-233-001
  • Pièce

This metal trivet is golden coloured and in the shape of the Chinese character for happiness. The front is shiny and smooth, while the back was left rough. There are four legs on the back covered in plastic. There is also a circular hook on the ba...

Trivet

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-234-001
  • Pièce

This metal trivet is in the form of the Chinese character for good luck. It is shiny and polished on the top and left rough underneath. There are four legs underneath covered in plastic. There is also a circular hook on the back so that this could...

Trivet

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-235-001
  • Pièce

This metal trivet is in the form of the Chinese character for prosperity. It is shiny and polished on the top but left rough underneath. There are four legs underneath covered in plastic. There is also a circular hook on the back so that this coul...

Lantern

  • 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...

Brush, Paint

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-239-001a-b
  • Pièce

A: The main body of the object is made from a light brown/yellow colored wood that is possibly bamboo. The handle is cylindrical with a hole in the end. In the top of the cylindrical piece of wood there are short bristles inserted which make up th...

Box

  • 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...

Envelope

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-251-001a,b
  • Pièce

These objects are two stacks of small envelopes. The paper the envelopes are made of is a cream color with a red stripe stamped lengthwise down the center of the front of the envelope. On the flap of the envelope there is Chinese lettering stamped...

Chopper, Food

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-259-001
  • Pièce

The blade of the object is flat with two straight sides, a straight top with two dips in it, and a curved semi-circle bottom. The semi-circle curved bottom makes up the sharp edge of the blade. The blade itself is completely covered in rust on the...

Abacus

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-260-001
  • Pièce

This object has a rectangular dark brown wooden frame that is open in the center except for one bar which runs lengthwise across the frame just below the center. Drilled into the inner part of the frame are small holes into which are inserted crea...

Cleaver

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-261-001
  • Pièce

The handle of the object is made of two pieces of dark brown wood that have a glossy finish. The handle is rectangular with a rounded bottom. Pressed in between the center of the handle is metal from the blade which gives the blade support and str...

Headrest

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-262-001
  • Pièce

The feet of the head rest are made of two square pieces of wood which have notches cut out of the top two corners. In these notches rest two rectangular beams which are nailed into the feet and have beveled ends. These beams run lengthwise. Nailed...

Knife, Fish

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-265-001
  • Pièce

The handle of the object is made of two pieces of dark brown wood that have a glossy finish. The handle is rectangular with a rounded bottom. Pressed in between the center of the handle is metal from the blade which gives the blade support and str...

Knife, Carving

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-266-001
  • Pièce

The handle of the object is made of two pieces of dark brown wood that have a glossy finish. The handle is rectangular with a rounded bottom. Pressed in between the center of the handle is metal from the blade which gives the blade support and str...

Ladle

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-273-001
  • Pièce

This object is a brass ladle which was hand hammered. The handle of the ladle is cylindrical and hollow with a crease in the metal running down the back of the handle. Soldered onto the top of the handle is a large round spoon head. The spoon is f...

Dustpan

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-294-001
  • Pièce

The handle of the dustpan is a long cylindrical rod of wood which is attached to the backside of the dustpan in a vertical position. The handle has a rounded top and the wood is light brown in color and smooth. Near the bottom end a notch was cut ...

Duster

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-322-001
  • Pièce

The handle of the object is made from a cylindrical piece of wood that is smooth with a shiny finish and has rounded ends. The top half of the handle has a slot inserted down its middle. Inserted into the slot is a triangular piece of brass connec...

Bowl

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-545-001
  • Pièce

This is a half sphere shaped bowl which is made of copper. The bowl is made of very thin metal except for the bottom which seems slightly thicker than the rest of the object. The edges of the bowl are very thin and the bottom is flat instead of ro...

Mirror

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-547-001
  • Pièce

The frame of this mirror is made out of a plastic type material which is mainly teal in color but has some red and clear splotches on its surface also. The bottom of the frame has two flat feet with a rounded curve in between them. The sides of th...

Cutter, Glass

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-559-001
  • Pièce

This object is made of one continuous piece of metal part of which is painted red the rest of which is exposed. The handle of the object has a small sphere on the end out of which comes a thin cylindrical stick this flattens out midway up the hand...

Key

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-562-001
  • Pièce

This object is a skeleton key that is made of an aluminum alloy. The main body of the key is thin and cylindrical with the tip being slightly smaller than the rest of the body. The end of the key is oval shaped with two circular holes stamped thro...

Scraper

  • 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 ...

Tag, Identification

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-574-001a-b
  • Pièce

The main body of the luggage tag is made of brown finished leather. It is in a rectangular shape with rounded corners and the two pieces have been sewn together along three sides with a light brown thread. One side of the tag has a little clear pl...

Comb

  • 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...

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