Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_984.41.14 - Lantern

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Lantern

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CA CVM CVM_984.41.14

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Paper, wood, metal. Length-47.5 cm. Width across bottom unfolded-25.5 cm, Width across top unfolded-40.0 cm, Width across bottom folded-16.5 cm, Width across top folded-22.5 cm.

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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 loop to hang the lantern. There is a paper label on the side of this block which reads: MADE IN HONG KONG. There are seven, thinner, bent metal rods which also run between the blocks and are placed around the circumference of the blocks. The lantern covering is attached to these bent rods. These rods rotate to allow the lantern to unfold. When unfolded, it forms a hexagon-shaped inverted bell. The blocks are red coloured; the lower block has a gold band around the middle. The majority of the covering is a light yellow background, with flowers, a bird and Chinese lettering on it.

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Chinatown.

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CVMA_984.41.14.jpg

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December 13, 2015 8:48 PM

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