Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.33,.47-.49
  • 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...

Jar

  • CA CVM CVM_000.52.1
  • Pièce

A brown Chinese jar or jug used to hold liquid such as wine or soya sauce. It is made of brown pottery with a medium glaze on it. It has an opening on the top which is fairly small, and may have held a cork inside. Below that is a slender spout.

Form

  • CA CVM CVM_001.35.5-.78
  • Pièce

Seventy three separate white papers with blue writing from the Duncan Steam Laundry in Duncan. The papers consist of lists of articles of clothing followed by a price.

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.5b
  • Pièce

Wide, loose-fitting, dark grey brocade pants with lighter grey floral design. Wide, off-white cotton band at waist. Fully lined. Part of a pantsuit that includes jacket CVM 002.59.5a.

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.13a
  • Pièce

A hip-length, loose-fitting tunic with high, stand-up collar and long sleeves. The entire jacket is cut from two pieces of fabric with only back, side and under-sleeve seams. The material is greyish purple taffeta silk with a random woven floral p...

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.13b
  • Pièce

Wide, loose-fitting pants with a wide, off white cotton band at the waist. The material is greyish purple taffeta silk with a random woven floral pattern. Decorative gold-coloured trim at pant bottoms. Part of a pantsuit that includes jacket and ...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.20
  • Pièce

A loose-fitting, woman’s top with a round collarless neck line with four metal snap closures at neck and down right side. Pale green lightweight silk brocade fully lined with same type of fabric with no design on it. Small slits at side seams. ...

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.21
  • Pièce

A straight-cut, long, plain skirt with a blue and purple woven geometric leaf design. There is a cotton band at the waist and a right side opening.

Hat

  • CA CVM CVM_008.59.1
  • Pièce

A pompom hat with a black rim. The rim has a gold brooch with red and green jewels. The top of the hat is purple with a purple pompom.

Dress

  • CA CVM CVM_008.91.1
  • Pièce

A long, blue, silk, Chinese-style dress with a red collar. There are five red, circular fasteners up the side, one on the shoulder and one on the collar.

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_010.8.1
  • Pièce

A thick wooden sign painted white with red Chinese lettering. The characters were carved first to give the sign dimension.

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_010.31.1-.2
  • Pièce

Bowler hat-shaped, wood sign with two metal pieces on the back. One of the metal pieces is in the top right corner and extends above the top. The other one is on the left side, and extends out the side.

Mug

  • CA CVM CVM_012.83.3
  • Pièce

A white enamel promotional mug for Merkel's Furniture. Within the red rectangle is a drawing of a lamp, table and two chairs. To the right reads "Merkel's FURNITURE LAND SERVING THE ISLAND SINCE 1965". Below it says "FOR F...

Pin

  • CA CVM CVM_013.21.8
  • Pièce

A round, red and gold pin with a Chinese dragon symbol. The back is gold with a post and nut fastener.

Checkers

  • CA CVM CVM_981.185.1a,b
  • Pièce

A Chinese checkerboard and box called 'HOP CHING CHECKERS'. It is very colourful with yellow clouds and green dragons. There is a small wooden ridge nailed on around the edges. The name 'VAUX' is written on the back of the b...

Marble

  • CA CVM CVM_981.185.1c
  • Pièce

Small, yellow, net bag containing several marbles. The marbles are all the same size, but different colours. There is a white tie at the top of the bag. The marbles belong with a box CVM 981.185.1b and game called Hop Ching Checker Game CVM 981....

Whisk

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.4
  • Pièce

A large, metal whip or whisk for mixing batters from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). It has a hollow metal cylinder for a handle, which is tightly wrapped in thin wire. Extending out from the top of this handle are twelve long, f...

Platter

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.15
  • Pièce

A white, metal, ceramic-plated (granite ware) serving plate from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). It has a deep, oval depression in the centre, occupying most of the plate, with a wide, up and outward flaring rim. The centre of the...

Platter

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.16
  • Pièce

A white, metal, enamelled ware (granite ware) serving plate from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lim Bing). It has a deep, oval depression in the centre, occupying most of the plate, with a wide, up and outward flaring rim. The centre of th...

Scale

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.1-.2
  • Pièce

Scales in a wooden case. The case has two halves in a rough guitar shape that fit together to enclose the scales. The scales consist of one small brass plate hung from a polished bone or ivory stick that has markings and measurements on it. Ther...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.3 a,c,d
  • Pièce

An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Bow

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.9-.10
  • Pièce

Bows for Chinese stringed instruments or "fiddles". Made of bamboo or possibly wisteria. They are strung with horsehair.

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.11,.13,.14
  • Pièce

This three-stringed instrument has a long, thin, wooden neck curved like a cello, the head being scroll-like. Three hexagonal pegs fit into the head to hold the strings made of gut. On the neck, near to the head, a bridge made of bone is held by m...

Jar

  • CA CVM CVM_990.92.14
  • Pièce

A small glass container or jar of Chinese manufacture. It has a polished rim and the sides rise straight up. There are Chinese characters on the sides.

Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_990.92.15
  • Pièce

A very small Chinese bottle probably used to hold medicine. There are Chinese characters on the bottom and on the sides.

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