My Collection:


Show cases:


Blue and white
ginger jars,
teapot baskets,
ginger jars.


Teapot baskets,
liquor jugs,
including miniatures.
Teapots,
basket teapots,
tea cans
and boxes.
Also shown are
several cups,
some with
The Attributes
of the Eight Immortals
pattern.
Teapots, basket
teapots,
money sword.
Blue and white
basket teapots,
other teapots,
teapot lids,
tea caddy.
Medicine and
unguent bottles,
jewelry box with
lock. Many of these
medicines were mistakenly
called opium bottles
by bottle diggers.
Several of these
came from
Keremeos Chinatown.
Nice liquor bottle,
mahjong sets and
pieces, White
Dove lottery
sheets, fan tan
spreading-out
covers, fan tan
buttons, fan
tan spreading-out
rods. Gaming pieces.
A musical instrument,
Three wide-mouthed
jars, four large
globular jars,
barrel jar
tools, scales.
Ink bottles,
ink stones,
brushes, letters, ink, books.
Ink bottles, stamps, type from San,
Francisco newspaper. The emerald
green ink near
the front was
dug in the Chinese dump
in Merritt, BC.
Old Mah Jong
sets, counters
bamboo
tallies,
bone tallies
narrow cards.
Mahjong sets,
bone counters,
winds,dice.
This coin sword points
at the museum
door, fending
off thieves. It
dates from the
mid 1800s.
Focusing on the
trade beads. The short red
beads, called
pipestem beads,
came to San
Francisco as long
pipes used as
ballast in the
tea ships. The
cobalt blue and
translucent red and
blue beads were
imported from
China for sale
to traders
such as the
HBC for the
fur trade. All were Peking
glass.
Medicine storage
boxes, scales,
tools,soy
sauce pot,
barrel jar,
large jar.
Paper covered
tea boxes.
Cookers or serving
dishes, bowls,
ceramic and brass
ladles, large
Four Seasons
plate. Bean curd
sealers, rice
wine bottles,
sqare and
round soy
jugs, coins
and beads.
Immegration
certificates.
Laundry items,
ring neck
beers, knives.
Pastry molds,
beers,cleavers
wonton ladles.
Abacus,large
scale, tea
cans and
boxes, some
still full of
the original
tea. The scale
came from an
old Chinese store
in Red Deer,
Alberta.
Wine pourers,
wine cups,
soy sauce
pourers,
plates.
Plates,
cups,
bowls,
spoons.
Plates,
bowls,
restaurant
ware.
Tobacco
smoking
pipes, gold
scales, matches,
snuff bottle,
wide
mouthed jar.
Tray with
opium
items, Books
on opium.
scales used
for weighing
gold and possibly
used for weighing opium,
opium relics,
opium lamps.
Large soy or
vinegar jugs,
medicine storage box.
Sewing baskets.

Shelves:


Shelf of Chinese
pots. Gingers, liquor
bottles, spouted
jars, vegetable pots.
Shelf of larger
vegetable pots,
spouted jars.
Shelf of large
green gingers jars.
Shelf of smaller
green ginger jars.

Other items:


This large brass
gong still has
some beeswax in
the nose cone!
It reputedly came
from the Vernon,
BC temple.
It measures
over 22" in
diameter.
Two barrels
or tuns.
Large pigskin
covered chest,
large laundry
basket.


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