Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Machine

  • CA CVM CVM_010.31.3-.4
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A Singer sewing machine mounted on a large wooden tabletop supported by a cast iron leg structure and manufactured by The Singer Manufacturing Co. The machine appears to have been originally powered by a foot treadle, which is integrated into the...

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_010.8.1
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A thick wooden sign painted white with red Chinese lettering. The characters were carved first to give the sign dimension.

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_012.80.1
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Navy blue pants with lighter blue waist band. Waist band is approx. 19 cm wide and a lighter weight fabric than rest of pants. Wide leg opening. Chinese style pant.

Blouse

  • CA CVM CVM_012.80.2
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Green and grey, small checkered ladies blouse in Chinese style. The bottom of the blouse flares outwards and has a 24 cm slit on each side from the hem. It has a diagonal side closing with four frog closure buttons. The interior of the collar (fac...

Blouse

  • CA CVM CVM_012.80.3
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Blue, wool, ladies blouse with thin white vertical pin stripes 1cm apart. Blouse is in Chinese style with slits measuring 23.5 cm up from the hem. Blouse widens at bottom. Blouse has high, small collar. Diagonal closing on one side with four frog ...

Blouse

  • CA CVM CVM_012.80.4
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Blouse of a rough black material with a slight shine. The blouse is long in a Chinese-style with a high collar of 6cm. Diagonal side closure with small frog closures. Slit on side 32.5cm. Inner side lining spans 24cm inwards and 47 cm in length fr...

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_012.80.5
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A pair of black, wide three-quarter length pants. The waist band is dark blue. Goes with blouse CVM 012.80.4.

Mug

  • CA CVM CVM_012.83.3
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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
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A round, red and gold pin with a Chinese dragon symbol. The back is gold with a post and nut fastener.

Pin

  • CA CVM CVM_013.21.9
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A round, red and gold pin with a gold symbol. The back is gold with a pin fastener and the words “China Zhuhai Hotel 1982-1992”.

Postcard

  • CA CVM CVM_013.29.1
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A lightweight, cardstock postcard with an original watercolour and ink painting of a Chinese junk under sail. The junk hull, sails and sailor are made from paper applique with the finer details (lines, mast, steering oar) drawn in with black ink. ...

Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_013.32.1
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A blue-black, vase-shaped Chinese tiger whiskey bottle. Made from clay pottery with a smooth glaze on all surfaces inside and out. The bottom surface glaze is brown, as is the inside of the neck. The inside also appears to be brown but there is a...

Checkers

  • CA CVM CVM_981.185.1a,b
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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
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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....

Box

  • CA CVM CVM_981.327.1
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Wooden jewelry box with an attached lid. It is enameled in a deep red colour with a black and gold oriental design. The lid is hinged at the back. There is a lock at the front.

Game

  • CA CVM CVM_984.11.1
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A wooden Chinese checkers board. It is rectangular and is divided into 72 squares (8 x 9), marked off in pencil. The three Chinese figures down the centre are 7, 14 and 21. In the days of steam logging the Chinese would while away the few idle ho...

Fan

  • CA CVM CVM_984.25.1
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A non-folding bamboo-framed, paper covered fan. The blade of the fan is oval-shaped, but it is wider at the top than at the bottom. The paper covers all of the blade, except the bottom, near the handle. One side of the blade is cream-coloured w...

Basket

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.10
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A large, circular, vegetable drying basket from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). It is of woven construction and the sides and base are one piece. It appears to be made out of thin strips of bamboo and the horizontal bands on the ...

Lantern

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.12
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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 ...

Lantern

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.13
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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 meta...

Lantern

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.14
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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...

Platter

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.15
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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
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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...

Almanac

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.19
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A very old Chinese almanac. It has no spine, but the pages are bound together by a red string in four places along the spine edge. Since the Chinese read from right to left, all of the following cover descriptions will be referred to in this way....

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.21a,b
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An Almond Cake Tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). One end and side of tin are Chinese characters. On the other side and end are the words ALMOND CAKE. The sides of the tin also list the ingredients an...

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