Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Abacus

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .264
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Rectangular frame, wooden, wood unknown, stained black outside. Edges bound with thin brass. Abacus is divided horizontally into two areas, the base area being much deeper than the top. Thirteen bamboo rods are evenly spaced at fixed intervals ins...

Basket

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .331
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Circular basket with sloped sides and flat base. Base is woven of split bamboo and rim/edge is of bamboo approximately 1.5 cm wide. Base is woven in square which then radiates outward in spirals. Inside of basket is golden yellow in colour and app...

Basket and Lid

  • CA SMA SMA_976.028.333 a-b
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Rectangular basket with cover in the form of another similar basket which covers it completely. Woven in this shape, with a support provided only by a thick rim indicating that probably the basket was steamed or shaped over a form to obtain the re...

Jar

  • CA SMA SMA_985.007.001
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Ceramic Chinese ginger jar. Blue-green glaze, possibly iron which would date it as fairly old. Grey around base and neck of jar. Red, rust-like patches showing through glaze. Six panels, each with a different design. Possibly some of these designs...

Teapot and Cup

  • CA SMA SMA_985.007.002 a-b
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Teacup is glazed in white, with black trim around rim. There is a picture of a dog leaping at a tree. Teapot is dark brown/black. Rounded shape with unglazed base. A small one inch long spout protrudes from upper portion, close to top. Opening is ...

Lid

  • CA SMA SMA_986.005.013
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Shallow dish (lid) made of tan-coloured clay, probably Chinese. Circular in shape, has a flat bottom and flat brim around edge. Edges are a bit rough. There is a design on the bottom [top?] of a circle inside which are five oval shapes.

Lid

  • CA SMA SMA_986.005.015
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Chinese grey clay bowl-like lid, orange glaze on outside. Circular in shape, with a brim on the edge. It is pitted on the bottom - [evidence it was made on a wheel?].

Scale, Box

  • CA SMA SMA_992.017.001 a-c
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a) wooden case, shaped like a violin; two sections carved out and joined at the long end with a ring around the handle which can be pulled up and it holds the two parts together. b) ivory rod, sectioned off with black dots and lines; it also has t...

Hat

  • CA SMA SMA_993.006.001
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Straw hat, large woven brim, open weave crown (lined)

Matchbook

  • CA SMA SMA_993.047.002
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A stack (4 across, 8 wide) of wooden matches, called Chinese matches; this packet was bought in Vancouver in the early 1900's. The ends of the matches were dipped in sulphur.

Jar

  • CA SMA SMA_995.059.001
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Ceramic Chinese soy sauce jar. dark brown with random cream and gray markings. Squat round shape with a narrow top opening with 1/4" lip. Spout is at top side with narrow, small opening. Brown paint does not completely cover bottom edge of ja...

Jar

  • CA SMA SMA_995.078.001
  • Item

Small ceramic pot, speckled gray and brown with several large brown splotches on it. It has a relatively small 'mouth' and is encased in wicker work with two wicker handles.

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