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Teapot

  • CA CVM CVM_000.38.1
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A black Chinese teapot made of black clay with pewter driven into it. Dragons decorate the outside of the pot. The spout has two small brown knobs or balls on it. The handle has broken off. One of the rings that the handle was attached to is st...

Jar

  • CA CVM CVM_000.52.1
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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.

Drawing

  • CA CVM CVM_001.25.1
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A picture done in charcoal and pastel of Duncan's Chinatown in black, yellow, red and blue. It is in a black and gold frame with white and red matting. On the back of the frame it has "The Little Gallery Limited" stamped in blue.

Pad

  • CA CVM CVM_001.35.1
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A large rectangular pad of papers held together by pink glue across the top. The pad has a cardboard back and the papers are white with black writing.

Pad

  • CA CVM CVM_001.35.4
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A pad of white papers with two columns on each paper that list articles of clothing such as skirts, towels, dresses, etc. It has a cardboard back.

Form

  • CA CVM CVM_001.35.5-.78
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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.

Basket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.51.19
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Hand woven, Chinese-style wicker basket. Lid is missing beads in several spots. Bottom of basket has thick ring which supports the basket. There are many items inside including a tape measure, wool, thread, lace, cord, elastics and buttons.

Quern

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.1-.4
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Stone quern used to grind rice. Rice is mixed with water and put in the hollowed top stone. The wooden handle is turned to grind the rice. Each stone has small grooves on the friction sides. The ground rice comes out the large stone grooved spout....

Dress

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.10
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A one-piece dress with long fitted garment known as a ‘Cheogsam’ with high stand up collar. There are right side and collar 'frog' closures. Dress is a very lightweight, dark blue silk with a random light grey and blue woven leaf design...

Dress

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.11
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A one-piece, long, fitted garment known as a 'Cheongsam' with a high, stiff, stand-up collar. The right side and collar have 'Frog' closures. Dress is black satin-finished silk with red 'Frog' closures and red pip...

Scarf

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.12
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Cream coloured woven scarf with stripes in the same colour and a narrow hem around all edges.

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.13a
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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
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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 ...

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.14 b
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A long, straight skirt with drawstring at waist and right side. Front hook and eye and snap closure. Small pleats all around with corded trim at each pleat edge and zig-zag braid matching inside jacket sleeve on sides of front and back panels. Tur...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.14a
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Short, loose-fitting top with high stand up collar and 3/4 length, wide flared sleeves. Frog closures at neck and right side. Pale green silk with a random floral pattern. Decorative multi-coloured trim on all edges. Turquoise and black zig-zag t...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.15
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A short, loose-fitting jacket with a small stand-up collar and three quarter-length flared sleeves. Frog closures at neck and right side. The bottom hem is rounded. The material is striped light purple on an off-white background. The ribbon tri...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.16

A short, loose-fitting jacket with a round, collarless neckline and three-quarter length, flared sleeves. It is off-white in colour with a random stylized floral design in red, blue, orange and brown. There is a red and white, floral scalloped t...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.17
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A hip-length, loose fitting top with a high, stand-up collar and long, loose straight sleeves. Side slits on body section. Frog closures at neck and right side. The material is lightweight linen weave pale green silk with black lace trim around...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.18
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A waist-length, loose fitting top with V-neck and no collar. Metal snap-closing at neck and right side. Light green satin-finish rayon with a geometric design braid trim on all edges. The trim has white background with black, pink, blue and yell...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.19a
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A knee-length, loose-fitting woman's top with a high stand-up collar and long straight sleeves and long side slits. Frog closures at neck and down right side. It has a simple pocket on right side that is not seen when the tunic is closed. T...

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.19b
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Long, wide, loose-fitting pants. The material is light green rayon with a floral design woven in with fine transparent stripes. There is black lace trim at the bottom of each pant leg. A wide, white cotton band is sewn at waist. Part of a pantsuit...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.20
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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
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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.

Trim

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.22
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A piece of decorative woven trim in colours of pink, green and light purple.

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.5a
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A short, loose-fitting tunic with high stand up collar and long sleeves. Frog closures on collar and right side. Grey, satin-finish silk with small, woven, black and white floral design sparsely scattered. All edges of jacket have a yellow, meta...

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