Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Teapot

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1953.4.11A-C
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Teapot in a wicker cozy from the estate of FS Hill. The wicker basket is cylindrical in shape. The lid is hinged and closes with a clasp and rotating hook. The teapot sits inside the wicker and has two arched handles (one handle is broken). There...

Abacus

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1954.10.1
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Abacus, a calculator used by Chinese immigrants as an aid in counting. This one is made of dark wood.

Queue

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1954.30.1
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Chinese queue cut off in 1912 at the Brunette Mill in New Westminster. Many Chinese began to adopt the western haircut around this time, after the 1911 Chinese Revolution.

Stand

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1961.3.29
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Chinese wood carved vase stand with a 3" diameter. The word "CHINA" is stamped into the bottom.

Stand

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1961.3.30A-B
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Chinese wood carved vase stand with a 4" diameter. One piece is broken (listed as B).

Vase

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1962.6.2A-B
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Tall Chinese vase and lid. The word "CHINA" is stamped on the bottom.

Vase

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1962.6.3
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Chinese vase.

Painting

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1962.6.8
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Framed picture painted on silk with very heavy glass. Depicted are probably Chinese people. One man in fancy dress with a hat is sitting on a black pedestal. From Mary Aline Cox.

Painting

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1962.6.9
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Framed picture painted on silk with very heavy glass. Depicted are probably Chinese people. There is a woman in fancy dress with a hat sitting on a black pedestal. From Mary Aline Cox.

Scale case

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1962.7.2.1
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Wooden case for an opium scale. It is shaped like a guitar with a long handle. The inside is carved to fit the scale and there is a piece of paper glued to it that has Chinese writing on it. The bottom of the case is chipped. The paper label glued...

Cornice brackets

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.1-.11
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Cornice brackets from the Chinese Benevolent Association office at 825 Victoria Street. They are made of soft wood (cedar?) and painted green.

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.12
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Wood desk with dark finish, four legs and a small top. It is probably from Chinese Benevolent Association's school.

Desk

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1979.41.13
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Wood desk with dark finish, four legs and a small top. It is probably from Chinese Benevolent Association's school.

Sign

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.1
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Wooden framed sign on white linen and written in Chinese. The sign is 99 by 54 cm. It offers congratulations from the Victoria Chinese Benevolent Society Association on the occasion of the opening of the New Westminster Chinese Benevolent Associ...

Flashcards with Box

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.13A-B
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The paper box reads 國音方字圖解 and is filled with square flashcards. The falshcards show the character on one side with the Bopomofo or Zhuyin method of transcription on the right of each character, along with a description below each character. The...

Block

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.16
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Small square ink block tin with no lid. It is 4.7 by 4.7 cm. In the tin, there is a lump of black material, etched with several things including some Chinese characters and part of the words "Hong Kong" and "No. 28 (?)"

Stamp

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.17
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Small ink stamp with four Chinese characters. There is a tack in the wood near the top.

Stamp

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.18
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Wooden handled ink stamp with four Chinese characters.

Stamp

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.19
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Wooden handled ink stamp with two Chinese characters.

Sign

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.2
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Chinese sign with two green painted characters fixed to painted blue cardboard. There is a wooden pole down the centre of the back of the cardboard and nails through the characters and the pole. There is a string attached to the pole.

Stamp

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.20.1
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Wooden handled metal ink stamp with five Chinese characters.

Stamp

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.20.2
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Wooden handled metal ink stamp with five Chinese characters.

Stamp

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.20.3
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Wooden handled metal ink stamp with five Chinese characters.

Poker chip

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.24.1-63
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Brown plastic chip-like poker chips, 3.7 cm diameter with a gold Chinese character on either side. 63 in total.

Sculpture

  • CA NWM_ NWM_IH1980.30.26.1
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Relief sculpture of a Chiang Kai-shek's face in profile possibly some military decoration on the collar, a copper coloured ceramic circle, there are 3 etched Chinese characters (___ Ji_ng zh_xメ, or Chairman Chiang), diameter is 22.8 cm. Chia...

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