Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Yearbook

  • CA CVM CVM_991.72.14
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A large paperback Chinese almanac written in Chinese except for some pages which have many English words. The pages are bound with thread or string which literally has sewn the pages together. Over the spine and binding a red tape has been applie...

Tin

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.26
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A square, cake tin (a) and separate lid (b) from the Pekin Restaurant (proprietor Sue Lem Bing). The inside and bottom of the tin and bottom of the lid are unpainted. There are many small painted Chinese characters on both parts. The only English ...

Sign

  • CA CVM CVM_006.38.1
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A wooden Chinese sign. Red with cream-coloured Chinese characters, reading "Branch of Dart Coon Club." Has a picture frame-like border. Wire on back for hanging.

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 ...

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...

Coin

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.8
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A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

Coin

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.7
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A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

Coin

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.6
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A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

Calendar

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.28
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A 12-page, 12-month 1975 calendar from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It consists of a single, rectangular sheet with the smaller, individual calendar pages, attached near the bottom of the sheet. Occupying most of the sheet is a copy o...

Calendar

  • CA CVM CVM_984.41.30
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A six-page, 12 month calendar from the Bank of Montreal. It consists of a back sheet, to which the pages (2 months each) are attached, on the lower half. On the upper half is a black and white sketch titled; Pender Street at Main Vancouver China...

Peg

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.5d,.12,.16,-.18,.26,.35,.38,.43-.46
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Various wooden instrument pegs that fit into the head of a fiddle or lute.

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.8b
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Wide loose-fitting, pants with a wide, off-white cotton band at waist. Turquoise in colour with a woven, small diamond-shaped pattern. Black lace trim at bottom edge. Fully lined. Part of a pantsuit that includes jacket CVM 002.59.8a.

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.34,.36,.37
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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...

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.33,.47-.49
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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...

Lute

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.31,.39-.42
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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...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.25, .27
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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body alon...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.15,.19-.21
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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...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_004.55.3
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A 3/4 length loose fitting Chinese style jacket with very wide sleeves. It is right front closing at the neckline and right side seam with black silk cord loops and small black buttons. The main material is turquoise jacquard silk with silk embro...

Brush

  • CA CVM CVM_999.38.74-.75
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A Chinese bamboo brush with a lid. It was used to do calligraphy, sumi and watercolors. There are Chinese characters on it written in green and red. The brush itself is made of little fine white hairs. Donated with artist's box (CVM 999.038....

Piece

  • CA CVM CVM_999.33.1-.12
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Twelve glass Chinese markers or pieces for a Chinese game. They are round in shape and smooth in texture. There are nine white, one blue and two green markers.

Bottle

  • CA CVM CVM_999.22.1
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A brown glass 'SLOAN'S LINIMENT' bottle with a yellow lid and label. The label has a drawing and signature of 'Dr. Earl S. Sloan' and Chinese characters. There is an ingredient list on the side. This product is by 'ST...

Teapot

  • CA CVM CVM_998.32.1

A white earthenware Chinese teapot with a picture painted on the side of two people reading a book. There are Chinese characters or symbols on it as well. There are four metal wires used for a handle replacement. The top has a gold-plated rim a...

Can

  • CA CVM CVM_998.27.39
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An earthenware or terracotta watering can. It is reddish-brown in color and has a handle and a spout on the sides. There are various Chinese characters on the side and bottom.

Doll

  • CA CVM CVM_998.27.15-.17,.20
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A plastic mechanical Asian doll wearing a light green and yellow dress with a red ribbon on the front. The doll has black hair that is in a braid. She has a plastic magnetic plate on the top of her head to carry a jug. Two plastic jugs (CVM 998.0...

Piece

  • CA CVM CVM_998.17.1
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Five small, white game pieces that are made of bone or ivory. The sticks have round edges with a red dot on both ends with the exception of CVM 998.17.5 which has two black dots on the ends and is smaller in size.

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