GGLL-CHC HomeCopyright StatementPhoto RequestContact Us
Wing Luke Museum
Id#NameDescription
001 Hat Straw hat from Vietnam with fabric tie
002 Pillow Woven straw pillow from Vietnam, used in the summer to allow air circulation.
003 Hammock Blue nylon hammock with plastic and metal hardware
1974.001.006 Cuff Two white silk bands; yellow and green flowers; black butterflies; satin stitch; (paper backing in poor condition and removed 8/83). Remnants of woman's garment, bands; 1930's; probably made by same woman who made 1974.001.003, 1974.001.004, 1974.001.005, 1976.001.001, 1976.001.002. (ident. by Tony Ventura)
1974.003 Pants Machine sewn; black synthetic pants with dragon motif rondel; 4 darts on waist; 4" opening on hip - no fastening; hemmed; seam splitting at crotch; hem frayed dimensions: 37" waist to hem; 22" inseam; 16" waist; 26.5" at crotch; 13" leg at crotch; 16.5" hem cuff
1974.004.001 Gown Machine stitched, black silk satin with silver brocade in a rondel pattern. Collar, cuff facings, and pocket facings with random quilting. 2 pockets, shawl collar with tag in back neck "Made in Hong Kong 44", shoulder pads, and a separate belt. Dimensions: 4.5" cuff; 49" neck to hem; 23" shoulder seam to tip 23" underarm; 8" cuffs
1974.005.001 Figurine Carved wood figurine group; Commercial decorative art. Small wooden carved figures mounted ona wooden rectangle; Man pushing wheelbarrow (missing wheel) with a man and a woman, plus a box and bundle riding on it; small red cloth under seated figures. Possibly a son pushing the father and mother. Good detail work; top button of father's hat and lines on bundle painted red.
1974.005.002 Figurine Carved wood; Commercial decorative art Small wooden carved figures; (palanquin) man in sedan chair carried by 4 bearers. Sedan chair is detailed with carving and black and red paint/red painted tassels at each corner. Bearers carry the chair suspended on 2 long poles which run through holes in each bearer's hands and through the sedan chair. One pole has been pushed to the rear. A thread with a 2" piece of stick is tied to the pole between the last 2 bearers. The bearers each wear a pointed hat with a red painted tassel, a hip length jacket with the center fastenings painted black, and a long ankle length garment with shoes or slippers underneath. Good detail work. Broken: right hand of first bearer, right hand of third bearer (still around pole) Spilt: left hand/arm of third bearer, pole behind last bearer on left side
1974.005.003 Figurine Carved Wood; Commercial decorative art Small wooden carved figures; man on raft with 5 birds and a pot. Fisherman on long wooden raft with 5 black comerants (birds dive for fish, surface, and give to owner who then places the fish in the kettle at his feet.) Man is holding a stick/staff, is dressed in tunic (below the hips) and baggy pants, hair long and looped into a knot at center of head in back. Bare feet. Birds are painted black with incised feathers and eyes. Poles on raft carved to show where joined. Good detail. Man's features painted. Birds have stick legs which are set into holes on raft base. The feet are painted in black onto the raft.
1974.005.004 Figurine Carved Wood; Commercial decorative art Small wooden carved figures, not mounted on a single base, although all figures have holes on the bottoms as if they were once mounted on a base. This group appears to be a judge with one prisoner and one man receiveing judgement. a) man kneeling with hands outstretched as if begging; no hat; hair queued; hip length jacket with long garment underneath; features painted on. b) man kneeling with prison block around his neck; hand under board as if balancing it; long tunic garment; Chinese character on top of board. c) seated man with outstretched arms (hands on top of desk when seated behind desk); hat with red lines painted on, tassel on back of hat; wearing long robe with necklace or neck ornament carved on and painted; features and a mustache painted on; chair has a foot stool attached. d) desk with front to look like cloth with 2 red tassels and Chinese characters painted on; ink blocks, brush holder, and 2 blocks attached. e-j) figures k) base l) 2 figures locked in stocks on a base m) figure pulling rickshaw with figure inside n) 2 figures holding palanquin with figure inside
1974.005.005 Figurine
1974.006 Screen Right panel: Character Fu (happiness) with peony flowers and lovebirds inside character. Middle panel: two deer with plantain plant. Left panel: Character Lu (lusterous) with herons, lotus and lovebird. Frame: bamboo carved with calligraphy figures. Metal supports. Extensive water damage. Appears in _Chinese Folk Art_ by Betty Tseng Ecke (U. Press of Hawaii, 1977) p.143-44
1974.007 Bedspread Bedspread. Rice resist indigo dyed and painted ceremonial scene of Chinese figures and decorative panels on cotton fabric, made up of six sections seamed longitudinally.
1974.008.001 Hanging Royal blue silk satin background panel with pink cotton lining, blue polished cotton flap (42" x 31"), dark navy fringe along the bottom, and a sleeve for a pole. Banner has 5 couched and padded 5-toe dragons including a large front-facing one in the center, and 4 profile dragons in the corners. The corner dragons have their tongues sticking out (breathing fire?). The center dragon has pitch stitching inside its mouth and long white whiskers. All dragons have teeth stitched in white, 2 eyeballs glued to the face, fuzzy green looped threads around the eyes, and a single green thread along the tail. Around the dragons, in gold thread, are cloud patterns that mirror each other. Mirrored images of a flaming pearl are at top and bottom center. A non-flaming pearl lies between the face and tail of the center dragon. Embroidered waves lie across the top and bottom center. The gold thread (silk wrapped with gold) used throughout looks very shiny and metallic. The couching stitches are done with a very thin red-orange thread.
1974.008.002 Flag Piece of material, possibly for making the flag of the Chinese Republic. 5 horizontal bands of colored cotton fabric. Red for Manchuria (4 1/8" wide) Yellow for China (3 1/2" wide) Blue for Mongolia (3 3/4" wide) White for Moslems (3 3/4" wide) Black for Tibet (3 3/4" wide)
1974.008.003 Bunting Long piece of silk yardage with lengthwise stripes of black, white, blue, yellow, and red. Red for Manchuria, Yellow for China, Blue for Mongolia, White for Moslems, and Black for Tibet; the colors of the old flag of the Chinese Republic. The fabric appears to be bunting for use in celebrations or national days.
1974.008.004 Hanging Chinese silk embroidered fragment. Various stitched including Peking stitch on lavender gauze weave backing of best fiber(?). Three chrysanthemums, one in turquoise and white, one in red and white, one in blue and white on turquoise stems and green leaves with yellow veins. At the bottom, small multi-colored flowers on green stems and a butterfly.
1974.008.005 Ribbon Fragments of Peking knot embroidery in various shades of blue, outlined in gold thread couching. Designs include peonies, vase, fan, blossoms, melons, peony, scrolls. Framed, cutout from old robes.
1975.001.004 Box Engraved pewter. Inner lid with Chinese lion finial. Maker's seal on bottom. Some dents on lid and body. Bird and floral patterns on lid and body.
1975.002.001 Doll Female Chinese doll with cloth body, blue silk trousers, blue and white embroidered silk jacket, bound in pale blue silk. Doll wears red silk shoes with maroon silk shoes. Face is painted on stocking. Hair is black thread divided on sides into braids and tied with rust colored thread. Damage: Light blue silk binding is frayed and worn in various spots. White sleeves are dirty. Underside of jacket front has insect holes.
1975.002.002 Doll Chinese cloth body doll with white silk, green polka dot pants, red silk jacket with blue flower embroidery, black stripe, front and back yellow binding with pink frogs, pale blue silk shoes with green embroidery and pink silk soles. Mouth is embroidered, eyes are painted and embroidered. Tiny fabric ears are sown on. Hair is black thread tied with rust colored thread.
1975.002.003 Doll Stuffed cloth male Chinese doll. Facial features created by stitches in cloth head, highlighted by painted details. Circular band of black thread embroidered in head for the hair, topped by a queue of braided black cotton thread with orange thread binding. A jacket of diagonal stripes of blue, turquoise, and brown with red binding, fastened with four frogs in the front. Orange trousers with blue polka dot trim at the bottom, dark green shoe. Condition: There are insect holes in the trousers. The left shoe is missing.
1975.002.004 Doll Chinese doll with cloth body, light blue silk trousers, pink padded jacket with sleeve bauds and collar revere of trouser blue silk, bound with narrow embroidered ribbon and tied on right side with tiny silk cords. Yellow hat has embroidered tiger faces with tail at back. Mouth is embroidered and eyes are painted.
1975.002.005 Doll Chinese doll with cloth body, red silk trousers, dark blue silk embroidered jacket, blue-green apron embroidered with large pink flower, tied in back with string. Hair is four curly black yarn top knots tied with rust thread. Beige silk shoe with yellow silk sole.
1975.002.006 Doll Cloth body doll with pink silk trousers, orange silk jacket with embroidered flowers. Pink silk apron wit woven floral pattern tied in back with silk cords. Shoes are orange with yellow silk soles. Face is painted. Hair is black fuzzy yarn with braids wrapped with rust thread. Damage: surface soil hem on pants, jacket bottom, and sleeve hang down in places
1975.002.007 Doll Cloth Chinese boy doll. Facial features made by stitching wit painted details. Circular ring of black embroidery for hair topped with braided black cotton queue with orange thread binding. Gold jacket with embroidred flower (peony) pattern. A front bib of light blue with green, pink, and black floral (peony) embroidered pattern. Red trousers and printed floral pattern shoes with yellow soles. The bib is tied around the neck and across the back with braided white cord.
1975.003.001 Animal Dragon Head: made of paper mache painted silver with red mouth, markings, collar, black eyes, white teeth; wire with attached pom poms protruding from nostrils, gold horns, gold cord fringe hanging from chin. Articulated body: made of 7 bamboo segments painted with silver background and yellow markings representing scales. Red, green, and yellow fins of painted canvas glued to upper side of 2 segments (others are missing), red fins on upper and lower sides of tail. Mounted on red painted wooden stick.
1975.003.002 doll 9" male figure hand puppet. Green, red, white printed cloth robe; cloth legs. Mache head, feet, and hands. Face painted yellow, green, red, and white; red and gold headress; red hair attached as beard. Feet painted black and white. Hands painted white.
1975.003.003 doll 9" female figure hand puppet. Green, pink, red, white printed cloth robe, flower and butterfly design; cloth legs. Mache head, feet, and hands. Face painted white, black, and red; green headress. Feet painted black and white. Hands painted white.
1975.004.001 Print "A Chinese Matriarch" lithograph (?) created by Elizabeth Keith. The print portrays an aged Chinese woman wearing a dark hat, blue fur-lined coat, black gloves without fingers, wearing a jade ring, gold bracelets, pearl earrings, and holding a bronze teapot on her lap. She sits in a brown wood chair against a plain ground filled with various shades of green. On the front is a splash of brown ink. The remains of tape are in both upper corners. Written in pencil under the image is "Elizabeth Keith". Near the bottom, written in pencil is "Chinese Matriarch 50". On the back, in the upper left corner is "A Chinese Matriarch S. 1126-233/50" written in pencil. A piece of masking tape on the back reads, "Grace Lippman 6-75", written in blue ball point pen. The print has a fold in the upper left proper corner. ote: This artifact was not properly accessioned in 1975, exact accession date unknown.
1976.001.001 Embroidery Square of embroidered red silk; floral satin stitch motif in green, white, and pink. No backing. Probabbly made by same woman who made 1974.001.003, 1974.001.004, 1974.001.005, 1974.001.006, 1976.001.002. (ident. by Tony Ventura)
1976.001.002 Purse Pair of red silk embroidered squares; floral satin stitch motif in green, pink, blue, yellow, and black; almost identical. No backing. Possibly a purse; 1930s; probably made by same woman who made 1974.001.003, 1974.001.004, 1974.001.005, 1974.001.006, 1976.001.001. (ident. by Tony Ventura)
1976.001.003 Embroidery Two green silk squares; satin stitch figures (man riding unicorn with man following); blue and white floral; Peking knot; frayed edges. Presentation piece: boy returning home Peking and civil service test (ident. by Tony Ventura)
1976.001.004 Doily Made from an old scrap of blue silk; white, green satin stitch in floral pattern; brown and beige inner border. Black outer border with blue flower border design. Backing on open-weave beige fabric. (ident. made by Tony Ventura)
1976.001.005 Mandarin square Mandarin square on black silk. Blue satin, clouds, gold couched bird in flight (goose), gold couched lattice border, coral beaded sun or moon, frayed blue backing. (Goose = 4th civil rank.) (ident. and dated by Tony Ventura)
1976.002.001 Embroidery White silk sleeve band; black silk border; embroidered with floral symbols; pink, green, blue Peking knot; gold couching. Backed with beige cotton. (ident. by Tony Ventura)
1976.003.001 Mandarin Square imitation mandarin square; very rough figures and rough embroidery stitches; couched border; bright orange and green bird, mountains, and sun; blue water and clouds; end of bolster pillow; pillow used to lean on during meals id T+N 12/12/83
1976.003.003 Embroidery Embroidered Chinese Panel Four peonies and one bud embroidered in satin stitch. Red peony in center with blue peony and peach-colored bud on left side. Blue peony and yellow peony on right with green and blue-green leaves on cream-colored background. Wide border of faded gray-blue damask weave sewn on embroidered panel. Cotton backing of peach color.
1976.004.001 Coat Silk damask, wrap satin, calf-length garment with a front overlap closing to the right and fastened with 5 loop closures (no buttons or togles present). Hand stitched 3" border embroidered with satin stitch, couching the brown ground fabric. It has stylized clouds, flowers, and eternal knots as pattern. Wide sleeves (16.5") with blue cuffs turned back 4 7/8" and 10" side vents. decorated with a 3" white satin border that is covered with various embroidery (flowers) and a squirrel in brown and gold couching; 4 pointed yolk; back of sleeve cuff and 5" of front (21" in all) covered with gold and black couching, elephant, flowers, and other symbols (possibly the musical stone and sword). This garment is in poor condition, much of the embroidery on the border is gone and the silk is disintegrating; the gold couching on the sleeve cuffs is however in very good condition. source: "Decoding Dragons" by John E. Vollmer
1976.005.001 Dress Dimensions: total 54", sleeve tip to tip 56", underarms 18.5", at hem 23.5" hand sewn; covered with hand embroidery; 3 layer cuffs side opening with 6 ball buttons and loops for closing; high collar and long sleeves with 3 layer cuffs; the gown itself is unlined heavy fabric and covered with an embroidered trailing vine and flowers, wisteria? (formerly identified as grapes) and butterflies; 3" black satin band at cuffs, around the hem, and up the side, embroidered; 3/4" black bias binding at edge; 2/3" missionary ribbon in pink, navy, and torquoise, follows the band; there are persperation stains at both underarms
1976.006.001 Shoe Wood heel cover in silk, bottom of sole, pink with floral stitchery. Multi-colored design with green, red, and black predominating. Embroidery of flowers and butterflies. Lotus foot, highly formal style.
1976.006.002 Shoe Chinese lily foot shoe. red silk ground, sewn cotton bottom, hand embroidered flowers and vine decoration. Made circa 1912.
1976.006.003 Shoe Red silk shoe with hand-embroidered flower decoration. Cotton sole. No mate in collection.
1976.014 Collar Silk crepe neckpiece with embroidery Neckpiece work as an inside collar with kimono. Cream silk crepe strip with satin stitch embroidery in two places. Embroidery is pink and cream bamboo leaves with couched gold thread. Bamboo stalks are satin stitched silver thread. The piece is not hemmed on the sides, but is woven to the size for this particular use. Called "jubanerigae" in Japanese. Worn by a doctor's wife in the Meiji Period, probably around 1860's.
1976.015 Collar Silk crepe neckpiece with embroidery. Neckpiece worn as an inside collar with kimono. Beige silk crepe strip with satin stitch embroidery in two places. Embroidery is lavender and white clover with some embroidered beige straight lines to add to the pattern. The piece is not hemmed on the sides, but is woven to the size for this particular use. Called "jubanerigae" in Japanese. Worn by a doctor's wife in the Meiji Period, probably around 1860's.
1976.016.001 Doll Japanese doll of a young girl dressed ina kimono doing a dance with a branch of wisteria in bloom carried over her right shoulder. She wears a lacquered bowl-shaped hat which is fastened under her chin with a red silk cord. Her kimono has purple, white, and yellow bands with printed cherry blossoms. Her obi (waist band) has diagonal orange and grey stripes. She is mounted on a wooden stand, the top of which is covered with red silk. The doll has a china head with painted features. The silk covering of the platform is stained and faded. The dancer's kimono is faded, as are the wisteria blossoms which are made of fabric.
1976.016.003 Doll Female Ichimatsu doll in an orange silk kimono holding two floral hats which match the hat on her head. The doll wears a long-sleeved kimono with yellow/white floral print, yellow silk sash at the waist, and orange/gold brocade torso section. The hats are decorated with delicately sewn roses and chrysanthemums in tangerine/lemon/pink/blue with gold centers. Hand-made. The head, forearms, and legs are made from a mixture of sawdust and glue which is then covered with a layer of flesh-colored gofun, aleuron, and powdered oyster shell. After the gofun dries, the Tokusa plant is used to buff it until it has a smooth and shiny finish. Each brow is delicately painted, hair by hair. The eyes are glass and have real lashes made from human hair. The fringed hairstyle, typical in girl ichimatsu dolls, is also made from human hair. The oburisode, or formal outfit with full-length sleeves, indicates this doll is a display or presentation one, meant to be confined to a glass case as a decoractive element of the home. Ichimatsu dolls are named after Sanagawa Ichimatsu, a famous Kabuki actor who lived in Osaka in the mid-18th century. His beauty and stylishness were said to be the inspiration for the Ichimatsu doll's face, both male and female. (A): Doll (B): Hat (C) and (D): Tabi (E): Platform inside case (F): Case
1976.016.004 Doll Large Japanese doll wearing red/orange flowered kimono with black brocade obi decorated with gold circles posed with head tilted and holding her sleeves in her hands. Hand painted face. Black hair, made of cotton threads, with large red/orange bow under bun at back of head. Pink silk flowers, silver flowers make up the floral decoration in hair. Mauve braided rop tied around bun. 4 dangling silver ornaments (two on each side). Furisode style silk outer kimono. Red/orange background with ivory five- petaled flowers with green foliage (screening method) some flowers with gold thread couching. Bottom drapes on ground and is padded at hemline. Lined with ivory silk. Under kimono is red/orange silk crepe. Black brocade with gold circles containing various symbols in gold, silver, and rust. Tied in middle with red/orange obijime. Pink shibori tucked into top of obi. Large ivory colored sash at bottom of obi. Exposed foot has ivory colored tabi. Standing on natural colored wood base.
1976.016.005 Doll Standing geisha dancer doll on dark wooden base wearing floral patterned kimono. The black wig is pulled back from face covering ears with straight tendrils descending below ears. Hair is tied at top of head with stiff yellow string in decorative small knot. Five hair accessories: gold fan with silver dangles; red/white/pink pom pom with orange and white tassels; pink and white shibow wrap; multi-colored chiffon-like wrap; orange cloth with single knot. Face is hand-painted brown eyes, red lips, two red dots for nostrils. A brown paper and wood fan is held across chest in left hand with yellow and white daisies. Clue and gold background kimono is Furisode style with yellow and orange background and floral pattern in purple, orange, white, yellow, and green with gold flecks. Kimono body lined in red/orange with padding in hem. Underskirt is orange with metallic silver and gold leaf pattern which is repeated at collar. Wood base has scratches at regular intervals from mid- doll to back-straight parallel lines. Some strands loose from wig. Straight pins used to secure seams of obi and hold open kimono at knee. Sleeve lining is red and white print pattern. Upper sash across chest is red and white shibori. Obi is orange, white, and gold upholstery-like fabric in a "hemp leaves" pattern. Narrow orange sash is tied around obi. One foot shows with two toes, hands have all fingers. Hands and feet are white cloth.
1976.016.006 Doll Doll, standing female figure, 11" x 19". Korean.
1976.016.007 Doll Standing doll with umbrella on low black wood base. A-Doll: Kimono of synthetic fabric in small pattern of white grasses, flowers and butterflies on navy blue bkgnd. Color and small pattern indicate middle- aged lady. Hair style and low cut at back of kimono indicates lady of Yoshiwara (red-light district). Kimono lining and 2 padded hems are 2 shades of purple. Banding and sleeve lining are gray with red inner lining. Under- slip is pale olive. Collar is darker olive. Obi is black satin tied in a matronly style. Obiage is turquoise and white tie-dyed fabric. High black geta are used in rainy weather with gray grosg rain throngs. Entertainer's hair style with turqoise shell comb, pin, and bar. Silver paper tie around padded bun in back. Feet, hands, and face of white silk. Painted features. B-Tortoise Shell Bar: plastic, 5 7/8" x 1/2". C-Hair Pin: 3.5" long, gold metal double pointed pin with green ball near end. D-Umbrella: 12" long, 15.25" diameter. Bamboo handle wrapped with reed wood spokes. Paper covering of blue and brick color in tie-dye pattern. Top ribs painted in brick lacquer with about 1" black lacquer near central point. Top covered with light brown paper and the brown brocade fabric and tied with green string. Umbrella will open and close.
1976.017.001 Doll Chinese doll with cloth body, yellow silk trousers, and jacket with chrysanthemum woven pattern. Orange silk braid around bottom of pants, jacket, sleeves, stand-up collar, and side fastening. Orange silk cord frogs. Embroidered face. Black wool hair braided and wound in circles over ears.
1976.017.002 Doll Chinese boy doll. Features of face made by stitching. Circular black cloth cap for hair topped by black braided thread queue with red thread tie. Jacket and trousers of patterned gold silk with binding of braided orange ribbon.
1976.017.003 Doll Female Japanese doll standing upright with arms bent up at elbows in a red patterned silk kimono on a black lacquer base. Cloth covered face is hand painted. Black hair,made out of cotton threads, is pulled into topknot, tied with a red sash, and adorned with pink and red flower hair ornament which is missing a portion. Furisode style kimono is red silk with yellow, white, and light blue plaid design, plum blossoms, narrow folded paper packages, cherry blossoms, and maple leaves. The hem of the outer kimono is padded. Collar of kimono is banded in black silk. Kimono is lined in off-white silk crepe. Underkimono is red silk crepe. Obi is black silk with a silk brocade panel of silver floral lozenges on a red background. Obijime is red silk. She is holding a red and white shibori. She is wearing off-white tabi on her feet and natural wooden geta with red straps.
1976.018.002 Bolt, Cloth Sheer white Yardage for shirt Cotton and silk mixture with woven gold patterns of leaves and vines. At one end are three patterns of leaves and stems outlined on 3 sides by a woven border. At the other end a yoke shaped section of vines and leaves outlined by woven borders. At either side of the above sections are individual leaves and scattered throughout the body of the pieces are small woven individual leaves. The woven patterns are probably to be used for making kurta (collarless shirt with square sleeves, tunic length).
1977.001.001 Coat Manchu's man's semiformal court coat (chi-fu); brick red color; full-length garment; front overlap closing to the right, fastened with 5 loop and gilt metal ball toggle buttons and 1 knotted-cord toggle button under front flap; papered sleeves ending with flared cuffs; front and back vents; 9 5-toed dragons; imperial motifs: i.e. lotus scroll, waves, mountains, clouds, cranes, bats, Buddhist knot, rebus; silk twill woven design see J. Vollmer: _Decoding Dragons_, plate 111
1977.002.001 Apron Hand sewn, 2 matched black silk panelled apron. The panels are decorated with 1 3/8" embroidered braid and black silk applique' finished in pink piping. There are alternate panels with sewn-down pleats, and there is braid and piping near the hem. Has a blue cotton waist band with cord for tie. L: 36" top waist band to bottom hem, 7" waist band W: 44.5" top waist band, 55" bottom hem
1977.002.002 Necklace Coin and link necklace with metal lion pendant.
1977.003.001 Shoes black silk shoes with leather soles; all hand sewn; green painted cloth band over white rubber-type material -- all between silk and sole leather; tape "S-19 Jue" and "Jue '77" removed from interior left shoe
1977.004 Game Mah Jong set complete with 150 tiles, 274 counting sticks, 4 dice, and 6 extraneous pieces. Tiles are part wood, part ivory/bone(?). Counting sticks are ivory/bone(?). Box is wood with 2 handles on top and brass mounts. Five drawers with brass handles. Front lid slides in from top. Chinese characters say "Heaven only knows". Contents: (7) box, front lid, 5 drawers (36) circle tiles, (36) bamboo tiles, (36) character tiles (8) season tiles, (16) wind tiles, (4) green dragon tiles, (4) red dragon tiles, (10) blank tiles (4 white dragon, 6 spares) (114) counting sticks - (36) 2 red dots on each end, (35) 1 red and 3 black dots on each end, (34) 8 red dots on each end, (8) 6 red and 6 black dots on each end (4) tiny dice (4) player tokens(?) (2) dealer token and holder(?) Note: number of counting sticks may be inaccurate
1977.005 Cup One small porcelain cup with overglaze enamel design of flowers and tendrils.
1977.006 Cup White porcelain body with overglaze enamels red border design and the body is decorated with alternating characters done in red and green of long life. Bottom of cup is decorated with plant motif. Marked China on bottom, so intended for import.
1977.007 Cup Tea Cup set: Coarse porcelain, enamel floral design.
1977.008 Cup 45 Identical celadon porcelain cups used for serving rice wine. One cup had tape marked "Joe".
1977.010.001 Carrier, Luggage/shawl Baby Carrier Red silk background, floral patterns embroidered in gold thread in the four corners. Central circular decoration of two circling peacocks embroidered in gold, yellow, purple, turquoise, and lavender thread. Metal buttons with mirror faces on surface of embroidery. Black satin border 3 1/2" wide stitched with gold thread. Backing of polished blue cotton cloth. The ties are 3 3/8" wide, 60" long, made of double thickness of green cloth tapering to points at the end.
1977.010.002 Carrier, Luggage/shawl Baby Carriers
1977.011.001 Doll 16" Japanese doll dressed in Furisode kimono. Outer kimono is red silk with muted yellow, blue, green, and pink butterflies. Lining is an ivory silk, both have a padded hem draping to the ground. The other 3 kimonos are seen only at the neck line. Starting next to the neck, they are red, white on white brocade, and ivory. Kimono has a brocade obi. A 1" gold silk obi is tied into a bow set off to the left side. Smaller tie of ivory material holds the brocade obi. Pink and white shibori sash is tucked into the obi in the front. She holds a feathered fan in her right hand. That arm is bent at the elbow. The left arm falls down to her side. Hands are made of material. Face hand-painted, tilted back and to the left. Black hair made of cotton threads tied into a bun with orange and white shibori sash wrapped around the lower section of the bun. On the left side of her head is a hair ornament made of butterflies and flowers. In the front of her hair on both sides she wears Kanzashi with 5 strips of dangling silver. She wears pear earrings and ivory tabis standing on black lacquered stand.
1977.012.001 Jacket Cotton work jacket of indigo and white check pattern. Side vents with black thread at tops of vents. Front and center opening. 5 self fabric button knots with self fabric loop closures. Cuffs are from separate fabric pieces. White stitching circles collar and front panel, hems, and cuffs. Round neck opening - no collar.
1977.013.001 Doll Female Chinese doll -- Pre-1900 Festival doll Head made of clay and painted. Is broken into numerous pieces. Earring in one ear. Body on wooden stand is made of straw covered with newspaper with Chinese calligraphy. Neck, lower arms and legs covered with clay and painted flesh tone. Arms separated at elbow and attached with wire. Right hand holds a pipe. Blue cotton bodice stuck to figure. Red painted shoes with black design. Muslim pants protect lower body.
1977.013.002 Doll Male Chinese doll -- Pre-1900 Festival doll Figure of Chinese man with black cap, wire spectacles, fur mustache, blue bodice stuck to upper body, beige silk pants, black painted shoes with green lines on wood base. Straw and newspaper core, painted clay. Wired elbows.
1978.001.001 Mandarin Square 20" x 10" tapestry. Peacock rising from the sea, clouds, floral designs, and orange sun. Dark brown background with blue and white designs. No backing. Holes and frayed edges. Mandarin Squares were used as rank badges with a series of nine birds for civil ranks and nine animals for military ranks. They measured about 12" during the Ch'ing Dynasty and were displayed chest high front and back of plain black or blue out robes. [3rd Rank --Civil Malay Peacock - silk K'o-ssu] (ident. by Tony Ventura)
1978.001.002 Picture, woven square decoration; black background; silver couched bird / paradise fly catcher, water, mountains, clouds; backing torn (ident. 8/20/1983 by Tony Ventura)
1978.001.003 Coat Theater costume; woman's coat; worn at Chinese Opera at 5th Ave. Theater. peach with coarse beige silk lining; embroidered with silver couching and silk threads; trees, birds, flowers; 9 frogs closing. possibly represents female non-official semi-formal court coat; Ching
1978.002.001 Skirt damask weave fabric with satin stitch embroidery; hand sewn; peking knot flowers edged with gold couching; embroidered butterflies or moths, center panels blue silk; embroidered in various blues; black trim; pleats each side; 2 sets cord loops each side for expansion; white cotton waistband; removed masking tape with the name Ruth Nystrom source: _Decoding Dragons_, Vallmer, page 205, plate 78
1978.003 Costume Korean Hanbok A & B: Emboidered green jacket and red skirt. C: White under slip D: Slippers E: Purse Nothing with this accession number is on Hat 5.
1978.004.001 Costume Jacket: L: 30.25", W: 61" sleeve tip to sleeve tip, 21" at underarms, 23.5" at hem red silk jacket with chartruse green trim; adult size; 2.5" stand up collar that appears to have been worn open with the collar folded down, western style; each of the welt pockets has hand sewn bar tacks finished with button- hole stitch in each corner; closure is with 5 red and green (self fabric) spiral frogs; the damask design is the same as that in the pants, a bird and flower pattern; center front opening; seam in the elbow area of the arm; upper arm is continuous with the body fabric red damask silk; curved welt pockets (4); hand sewn except the collar attachment to the body Pants: L: 39", W: waist 15", hip 27", leg width at hem 20" green pants with red trim to match the jacket; side openings; closure is with the same red/green spiral frogs; separate "V"-shaped waist band in front; in back it is contoured; the damask pattern is of birds in flight, clouds, and flowers; the pants are large; front and back pleats; definitely not children's wear sewn as finishing; major seams are machine stitched
1978.005.001 Skirt bright blue silk, gold and silver dragon embroidery, couchiel designs, 4-toed dragons, sea, mountains, rocks, flowers, buddhist symbols; decorated with bands of blue and gilt lun lings waist bands are white tabuly cotton as lines? closed with 3 round gold buttons, 2 sets of self loop closures, each panel on others end of waist band has 1 lager loops, letter "G" written on waist band, hand sewn, inside closure is 2 round gold buttons with 2 set loop closures hand sewn
1978.005.002 Coat Men's outerwear coat. Burgundy silk damask lined with off-white lamb fleece with side vents. Front and center opening with 4 brass ball-shaped buttons with flower and bird design, and button loop closures of same fabric. Mandarin style collar with self welt/piping. The damask pattern consists of the eight precious treasures of Buddha (canopy, fish, jars, wheel of the law, lotus, conch shells, mystic knot, umbrella) and clouds. The pattern repeat is 12" vertical and 7.5" horizontal repeat. Stand up collar, long sleeves. Length: 40.5" Width: 59" sleeve tip to sleeve tip, 22" underarms, 16" collar Other: 28.75" shaped lames edge, 11.75" side vents each side
1978.006.001 Wheel, spinning Hand hewn Korean spinning wheel. Twine connecting spokes, missing spindle and one of its struts. Loose handle is second part.
1978.006.002 Loom Korean back strap weaving loom.
1978.007 Box Wooden box constructed of wooden slats, covered with plain paper in interior and exterior bottom. Sides decorated with: 1) red paper marked "China Tea" and "Season 1922", painted black ducks 2) 3 white flowers with yellow stemmed centers, possibly water lillies
1978.008.001 Painting Watercolor using black ink on cardboard. Mountain with Chinese writing in upper left hand corner. Narrow gold paper trim.
1978.008.002 Painting Watercolor using black and blue inks on rice paper mounted on cardboard. Blue flowers with Chinese writing in upper right hand corner. Edged with narrow gold paper trim.
1978.008.003 Painting Watercolor using black and red/pink inks on rice paper mounted on cardboard. Large pink flower with leaves, Chinese writing in upper right hand corner. Edged with narrow gold paper trim.
1978.008.004 Painting Watercolor using pink, red, green, brown, and white inks on cardboard. Chinese writing in upper left hand corner. Pink flowers with leaves. Edged with narrow gold paper trim.
1978.008.005 Painting Watercolor using blue, green, and red inks on cardboard. Chinese writing in upper left hand corner. Blue flowers with leaves. Edged with gold paper trim.
1978.009.001 Vase perclain, pottery, cloisonne Design includes a large number of male figures with, on the body of the vase, a dragon twining between them. Satsuma crest appears twice under the lip of the vase.
1978.010 Shoes Silk uppers, leather bottoms, white silk lining over cardboard interior. Embroidered decoration of birds, butterflies, and flowers in pink, green, orange, and white silk thread.
1978.011 Mirror, hand 9 - Metal Mirrors salvaged by Henry B. Cary from a metal scrap pile donated by Japanese for war effort. Metalwork with raised designs; cast and engraving; mercury polished backs. A) Small circular metal hand mirror (3.5" diameter) with floral spray design. B) Rectangular hand mirror (2" x 5") with Japanese characters, three plants, stream on reverse. C) Small circular metal hand mirror (3" diameter) with handle. Scene of house, bamboo, plum blossoms, waves on reverse. D) Circular hand mirror (5.75" diameter) with handle. Scene of phoenix flying down to three pines at edge of stream on reverse. E) Circular hand mirror (4.75 diam.) with handle. Scene of flowers on a fence, family mon and Japanese characters on reverse. F) Circular metal hand mirror (7" diameter) with handle. Scene of a large Japanese character imposed over a pine with two storks on reverse. G) Circular hand mirror (8" diameter) with handle. Scene of tree, stork, and bamboo under large Japanese characters. H) Circular hand mirror (9.5" diameter) with handle. Japanese character and Japanese and Buddhist Good Luck emblems scattered over ground. I) Circular metal hand mirror (9.25" diam.) with handle. Tree, bamboo, stork.
1978.012.001 Hanging Fabric door panel or curtain. Top sleeve of green silk with six red diamond- shaped red silk sections outlined in blue fabric and fur fringe, round steel buttons on the blue. Yellow embroidered characters read, from right to left, "Hong Kong China Embroidery House". The hanging potion upper panel is pink silk with embroidered peonies and pheasants with 3 hexagonal panels of blue silk with beaded Chinese characters reading "??? road pot". Steel buttons outline the various patterns. The lower panel has a white silk background with embroidery of buildings, warriors, horses, etc. Down the center are four red hexagonal panels in red with white beaded Chinese characters reading "China Association Hall". The upper and lower panels are outlined by blue borders with embroidered swastikas and chinese characters for longevity. There are metal buttons outlining the panels and various patterns. The back of the curtain is of unbleached muslim with a large drawing in black, red, pink, orange, and yellow of a warrior on horseback carrying a lance. A small flowered mound is in the foreground. At the bottom of the curtain is a fringe of tassels in yellow, silver, red, and lavender
1978.013.001 Jar Large ginger jar, full curved body, low wide neck, with domed cover to fit over it. Stoneware body, covered with light blue glaze. Cloud-collar design around shoulder in dark red and yellow color, floral scrolls decorating body, in turquoise green, blue, and dark red, with two large red lotus flowers and two multi-colored flowers. Along lower part a band of rising blades in dark red, blue, green, and yellow. Base covered with light blue glaze with underglaze blue description. Base rim and outside of neck unglazed. late 19th / early 20th century
1978.013.002 Jar Large ginger jar, full curved body, low wide neck, with domed cover to fit over it. Stoneware body, covered with light blue glaze. Cloud-collar design around shoulder in dark red and yellow color, floral scrolls decorating body in turquoise green, blue, and dark red, with two large red lotus flowers and two multi-colored flowers. Along lower part a band of rising blades in dark red, blue, green, and yellow. Base covered with light blue glaze with inscription in underglaze blue. late 19th / early 20th century
1978.014.001 Hat Black silk satin skullcap made up of six triangular panels with a 1.75" band at the base. There is a red top knot from which a red tassel 3 5/8" dangles. There is a red lining. The outer black band is carried into the interior to form a 3/8" inner hat band. Kua pi mao hat 20th century souvenier type
1978.014.002 Doll "Seven Hats Dancer" Musume Dojoji ("Temple Daughter") Doll Figure from a Kabuki play White face, painted pink cheeks, black eyes, and red mouth. Black straight short hair with bangs. Kimono is cotton print of green, yellow, pink, blue flowers and leaves on a red background. Obi is gold-stamped patterned green stiff fabric. She wears a red flat hat with edges curving down on her head, and carries 6 more of these hats in both hands. They are crossed with gold braid. "Made in Japan" tag stuck to bottom of base. See _Sakura Dolls of Japan_ by Abston and Uchioke Also see Japan Doll File
1978.016.001 Block, chopping Unfinished cross section of a tree 10.25" in diameter, 2" thick. Large splite on one side secured by a metal "staple" 2 3/8" long, 1/16" diam. On opposite side another split secured by two staples about 1/4" long. Used as a chopping block by Chinese in kitchen. Cataloged by G. Hughes, Received by M. Marshall, Identified by donor
1978.017.001 Bracelet Bracelets 2 - Chinese Peking glass bracelets, aqua blue Mounted on cardboard from Kwong Yick Canton China
1979.001.001 Coat Coat/robe red satin weave silk; hand sewn; lined in purple patterned silk; sleeves lined in blue silk; damask weave; front opening slanted to right side; 5 frogs with gold metal buttons; round neck with round stand up collar; black satin 19.5" sleeve piece with contoured hem; Neck, side closing, and top of sleeve piece embroidered with dragons, bats, clouds, water symbols, and mountains; 8 dragon roundels - 3 on front body, 3 on back body, 1 on each sleeve; black silk borders trimmed in gold patterned braid; side slits 22"; bottom hem embroidered 16" straight lined pattern with elaborate water and mountain embroidered on top; Interior lining soiled and stained; tape "Nedia Argo" removed from back collar. 54" neck to bottom hem, 72.5" sleeve tip to sleeve tip, 22.5" underarm, 11" sleeve at hem
1979.002 Bowl Hand beaten brass with engraved designs. Floral design on upper rim, on the bottom of the bowl is a design of bats and in the center, Chinese characters. The interior walls of the bowl are decorated with dragons. Tape found on bowl reads: Museum Acq-Jansen '79 $100.00
1979.003.001 Hat Woven bamboo hat with low crown; closed weave of unstained bamboo, detailed with 2 strips of stained bamboo crossing each other at crown. Thick bamboo rim. Closely woven bamboo insert for head frame. Crown is low and well rounded. Tape marked: "W.P. Brown"
1979.003.002 Hat Bamboo hat with scene (hand painted) of beach, hut, and palm trees in greens and blues. Crown point reinforcement is 4-sided braided bamboo painted red on small piece of red painted canvas. Wide bamboo rim lashed into bamboo leaf brim/body. 5 circles of thread holding bamboo together. Underside unpainted bamboo leaves. Tape marked "W.P. Brown"
1979.004 Burner, incense Cast bronze, chisel mark finish, tripod legs, inscription on bottom.
1979.005.001 Table Wood frame with gesso underground with painted lacquer surface. Curved horn-shaped roundels on top. Two stretcher bars on legs. Top is scholars in courtyard. Flowers, birds, and landscape decoration on sides and legs. Extensive lacquer chipping with exposed wood, some warping of back legs. Recommend restoration or stabilization of table. Considerable correspondence on item. Attribution by De Young Museum's Asian Art Department. WLAM's appraisal is $3,000.00. Should be verified. Owners purchased it in San Francisco in 1935 from the Oppenheimer estate in Santa Barbara. Owner believes it to have come from a tomb.
1979.005.002 Mirror Wood frame with painted lacquer scene of scholars at leisure. Said to originally hold an embroidery. Modern mirror. Brass hangers with a "Shw" design at top. Owner's attrib: 1790's. De Young Museum: Turn of the Century Chipping and flaking on edges. Bumped corners. Bought by donors in 1935 from the Oppenheimer estate in Santa Barbara, CA.
1979.006 Bowl Coarse stoneware, white outside, turquoise inside. Crude painting on outside. Rooster and floral design. Octagonal shaped.
1979.007 Dish Coarse stoneware, quatiefoil shaped. White glaze, color enamel design, floral interior. Raised foot, wave design. Outside: flower and bats.
1979.008 Dish Coarse stoneware dish in three petal shape with raised foot. Yellow register in interior with flowering plant. exteriror, an abstract lecl(???) design.
1979.009 Cover, Chair Seat New Year red silk satin chair cover. The top fits over a chair back and is bound with self-fabric. In the center is a blue and white satin stitched crane with a red radish(?) in his beak. He is surrounded by various Chinese symbols couched in gold thread. Above him are 3 characters, two of which say mutual benefit - temple. Perhaps the middle character is a name. The symbols are (1) bell, (2) pair of books, (3) gourd, (4) vase, (5) pair of scrolls, (6) peony. The gourd is a Taoist symbol of mystery and necromancy. The spirals of smoke that ascend from it denote the power of Li-Tieh-kuai, one of the Immortals, setting his spirit free from his body. At the bottom are 4 cranes in blue and white satin stitch in each corner. At the top is a large gold couched bat, symbol of happiness and long life. There are 4 smaller gold couched bats surrounded by gold couched clouds. In the center is a separate design (perhaps an offering table). There are inset pieces of blue, green, yellow, and red fabric surrounded by small round mirrors set in brass. Along the edge is the Greek key design in blue and gold couching. Below are hexagonal mirrors, then a tied design of green silk thread with 10 silk thread tassels dangling from it. Separate piece is padded and lined in pink cotton. There is blue silk lining on the back.
1979.010.001 Cover, pillow Embroidered pillow cover of salmon silk with bright blue silk satin double binding. Satin stitch embroidery of three peonies in shaded salmon, three morning glories in blue, peach, and salmon with leaves and vines, group of plum blossoms in bluw and peach, white and blue-green lilies(?) in lower left-hand corner, two white and blue-green flowers in lower right-hand corner. Five bats, 2 blue, 1 salmon, and 1 peach. Corners are filled in with commercial ribbon. Blue silk satin double border. Peach color silk backing.
1979.010.004 Trunk Black lacquered trunk Top is on hinges and has a front metal lock There are two metal handles on the sides.
1979.011 Ribbon 12 paperboard cards wrapped with handmade Chinese ribbon and 3 paper envelopes. The ribbon was made at East Gate Christian Industrial School in Foochow, China. Some of the ribbon cards are relatively unused, and still wrapped with the original paper which reads, "Send orders to Miss E.S. Hartwell, Foochow, China, Miss Sarah Averill 14 King St., Worcester, Mass." These cards also contain a b&w image of children weaving with the caption, "Warranted Hand Woven". The ribbon tapes are approximately 1/4" wide. A. Green and black ribbon with bat design. Excellent condition, with original papers intact. The front of the card shows six stripes of ribbon, with black printing showing between each strip of ribbon on the paper behind. At the top is, "East Gate Christian Industrial School". The second row of printing reads, "Foochow, China". The third is a row of 10 Chinese characters. The fourth a row of 8 Chinese characters. The fifth reads, "Send orders to Miss E.S. Hartwell, Foochow, China,". The sixth, "Miss Sarah Averill 14 King St., Worcester, Mass." And the bottom row of printing reads "Yds. In. Price per Piece". The back of the card shows two stripes of ribbon, with a black and white photograph of children making ribbon. At the bottom is printed, "Warranted Hand Woven. Price per Piece" B. White, silver, blue, and red ribbon. Good condition, with original paper intact (very faded). The front of the card is similar to 1979.11A but with eight stripes of ribbon. The back of the card shows four stripes with the following text printed between the strips of ribbon on the paper behind: "Chinese Lang-gang, For Chiristmas and Baby Ribbon. This Chinese Lang-gang speaks of the true Christmas spirit. It stands for the patient labor of girls and women, who without this means of earning would be helpless indeed, left to starvation or sale. To buy it means sending a glimpse of hope into lives otherwise hopeless, for the money goes directly to those who do the work. Each time the shuttle flies the foot treads a different pedal. This picture is of girls and women at Foochow who weave the Chinese Lang-gang, the Good Luck and the Rainbow Flag Ribbon. This Industrial School was opened after the Chinese Revolution of 1911 in order to give work to some of the thousands of starving Manchus whose stipends had been cut off by the close of the Manchu Dynasty. For two centuries these Manchus had been forced to remain a military class thus prevented from following the ordinary vocations of life. Their first need was to be taught to work. Hundreds have been and are being taught in this School, which is under no Mission but depends on voluntary gifts and sales. Orders will be gladly received by Miss E.S. Hartwell, Foochow, China, or Miss Sarah Averill, 14 King Street, Worcester, Massechusetts." C. Same as 1979.11B D. Paper envelope for ribbon card, with three rows of Chinese characters printed on the front in blue ink. E. " F. " G. Same as 1979.11A H. Green, red, black, and white ribbon with bat design. Fair condition. Original papers are missing from card. Written in pencil is "9 ft.". Written in black ink is one or two Chinese characters. Also written in black ink is "E-138". I. Orange and green ribbon wrapped around a paper Christmas card. Written in pencil is "10 1/2 ft". Written in black ink is "E-138". J. Black and white ribbon with bat design. wrapped around carboard card with red top and bottom edges. May be the original card with papers removed or a replacement card. Written in pencil on one side is, "10 yds" and on the other in black ink "E-138". K. Blue, red, white, and black ribbon with bat design. Fair condition, with original papers intact, though faded. The front of the card is similar to 1979.11A-E, with six stripes of ribbon showing. The back of the card contains the following text: "Good Luck Ribbon, In China the bat is the emblem of Good Luck as the pronunciation of the written character for bat is the same as that for Happiness. The Chinese have 100 different characters for Happiness, four of which are at the top of this sheet. This Good Luck Ribbon is woven by girls and women in China who are thus saved from starvation or sale. The money goes directly to those who do the work. Each time the shuttle flies the foot treads a different pedal..." The rest of the text is the same as that of A-E. L. White, silver and blue ribbon , the same as 1979.11B and C. The original papers have either faded completely or worn away (or perhaps there was a printing error?). The papers are blue green but there is no text printed on them. M. Identical to 1979.11B N. " O. Identical to 1979.11K.
1979.012 Pipe Three tobacco (?) pipes made from sections of copper or copper alloy and slightly curved with the concave portion being on the side with the pipe stem. A: Long pipe made from eleven sections of brass-colored copper sections which have been soldered along a center vertical seam in the back (opposite the pipe stem). The top is open with a thin metal cross-shaped sheet with hole at center fitted inside at the intersection of the first two copper sections. The bottom is flat, with a round copper piece soldered inside the rim. The stem is 2 3/4" in length with a 1/4" diameter and is soldered onto the sixth section (counting from top to bottom). The stem rim is thick, resembling the head of a screw. The top interior of the pipe has a white sticker with "Seattle Community College Bookstore" printed in black and the number 3 written in purple ink. The surface of the pipe is textured with horizontal ridges, as if brushed. B: Long pipe made from nine sections of copper-colored sections which have been soldered along a center vertical seam in the back (opposite the pipe stem). The top is open with a thin metal cross-shaped sheet with hole at center fitted inside at the intersection of the first two copper sections. The bottom is flat, with a round copper piece fitted inside the rim and secured by the bottom copper section whose edges have been folded over to form a rim. The stem is 2 7/8" in length and 1/4" in diameter and is soldered onto the fifth section (counting from top to bottom). The surface of the pipe has been finished so that it is smooth and mottled. More than likely these are "bongs" used to smoke marijuana.
1980.001.001 Embroidery 9" diameter (2) gold couched, on red cut-out lions pinned to brown paper ist pins - removed 1983
1980.002.001 Sword sword with wood sheath; sword forged with wedge shape near hilt; wooden hilt with braid wrapped around it, almost looks like a solid piece; small string tied below hilt; wedge shape decorated with notches and holes; sheath bound with cord on lower third; upper portion not stable and slides open; decoration motifs indicate Muslim, but not identified. Dimensions: sword: L: 26.75" (hilt 4.5"), W: 1.5" sheath: L: 23", W: 2"
1980.002.002 Knife 1) forged sword without hilt with pounded inlay of white metal in floral and dot pattern of Muslim style; [L: 23", W: 1.5"] 2) wood sheath and husk sheath bounded together with wire, with opening surrounded by bone and bound with nito braided cord embellishments (3), very light-weight wood, appears to have been painted with a gold paint [L: 21 1/8", W: 1 7/8"] 3) spear is 3.75" metal piece attached to 11.75" piece of round wood, possibly a reed, with a hole in the wood's end; twisted cord wrapped tightly around end which joins two pieces [L: 15 3/8", W: 3/4"] - shaft may be missing 4) spear's sheath is a husk or fibrous piece of bark wrapped in animal skin (with reddish hair) and tied with cord; long reddish and white animal hairs on bottom end, possibly horse hair/mane; sheath has a 23 3/4" braided strap attached to it, possibly to affix to belt or loincloth; braided strap has twisted cord abd a metal ring with a 3 1/2" tooth/fang (hole bored in center) on it [L: 19", W: 2.5"] - the sheath may be missing Because of the pounded white metal inlay work on the first piece, it is tentatively identified as Muslim from the southern islands of the Philippines (Mindanao).
1980.002.003 Sword Philippine forged sword with bamboo wood scabbard, second scabbard of husk material tied onto the first one -- possibly for spear head. Sword hilt wood with amny knobs either broken off or filled with orange, black, and white horse hair/mane. Hilt attached with tightly braided fiber, probably nito. Scabbard covered with ornate floral carvings in wood and orange, black, and white horse hair/mane. A second scabbard has a round-braided strap loop on it to attach to a belt or to hold over a shoulder. Sword: Length 25.25" (Hilt 7"), Width 1.5" Scabbard: Length 21.5", Width 2.5", Circum. 6.25"
1980.002.004 Sword Forged metal sword with wooden knob hilt, tightly twisted cord around hilt above blade. Cord is blond, dark brown, and green with knob curves over in front in a "sea-horse" type face. Scabbard is two pieces of wood held together with 3 bands of cord. Top of scabbard is wedge-shaped and carved with scrolls. Scabbard has a crack running from the top opening diagonally down below the first band of cords. WARNING: It is loose. Also cracked from center lower third on both sides running to its tip. Sword: Length 22.5" (Hilt 5.25"), Width 2.25" Scabbard: Length 17.75", Width 2.75"
1980.002.005 Figurine Buddha sitting in the lotus position has a flowing robe over the shoulders and arms with an incised floral design. Pants are tied with a bow at the waist and also have an incised border design. The hair is curled with a rounded topknot, elongated ear lobes. The bare chest, face, and hands are gilded. Lost wax bronze casting, gilt overall. Paint on eyes, lips. Swastika design on chest. Hand position: "Touching the Earth Mudra"
1980.002.006 Figurine Dancer has a tall layered conical hat, wing-like decorations above the ears, and on the sleeve caps. The costume has long narrow sleeves, an X-shaped bead decoration on front and back with a diamond where the X meets. Another diamond at the waist band of the panelled skirt with tail, narrow pants, anklets. The dancer's left arm is raised and tight arm behind her, knees are bent. 2-tiered base. Cast bronze, originally had lead pitch base weight. Dancer in traditional Thai costume and pose.
1980.002.007 Pick Cut steel pick blade, never sharpened, rusted surface 1) Blade 2) Metal connecter 3) Wooden handle
1980.002.008 Doll Japanese doll in warrior costume. He carries a long sword in his left hand and a helmet in his right hand. He wears gold brocade hakama, and red and white square pattern kimono, and purple and white intertwined cord goes over his shoulders, under his arms and is tied in a knot on his back. On his head is a black lacquer hat with folded paper wings ornamented with cherry blossoms, gold cord and white cord tied under his chin. The helmet is black papier mache with metal ornament on top. It has an orange cord with tassels. The doll strikes a warrior pose. He stands on an orange silk-covered platform which is on top of a wooden platform. Damage: Helmet edge - chipped Wooden stand - dirty Silk platform - worn, hole in front Hat - lacquer is dull, paper is discolored
1980.002.009 Doll 15" female Japanese doll is dressed in 3 kimonos. The outer kimono, Furisode style, is silk and has a multi-flowered pattern on an ivory and purple background with a padded hemline and a red border. The lining is also red. This kimono is worn with her arm outside of the right sleeve. The right side is tucked under the arm and is held up by the obi. The second kimono is visible on the right sleeve and shoulder. It is red with gold flecks of various sizes. The under kimono is a white on white painted brocade. The kimono has a red brocade obi decorated with alternating gold and white leaf pattern. Around the obi is an ivory kuminimo (braided cord) and a 3/4" cream colored obi tied into bow on the left side. Black hair made of cotton threads tied into a bun with a red and silver ribbon. In the front of her hair is a red with diamonds tie. A silver kanzashi (hair pin) with 8 dangling strips are on the right side. She wears a large black hat that is 4" in diameter with gold stripes coming out of the center. It falls from the middle of her head down her back. Orange cording tied around neck holds hat on. Head is turned right with hand painted face. Right arm hanging to the back, left hand is bent at elbow. Hands are plastic. Wearing ivory tabi's and standing on a black lacquered stand.
1980.002.010 Figurine Figure: Lost wax cast bronze figure of a Buddha? Wears a crown-like hat and a robed figure on top of the head. Half-closed eyes, red mouth. Long ear lobes have flower-like earrings and tassels hang from the ears down over the shoulders. Robes have incised pattern on the edges. There are cords hanging over the chest and a tie at the waist. The figure is seated in the lotus position with its right hand raised and the left hand out holding something in the palm. Soles of feet have incised markings. Base: Lost wax cast bronze base in a rounded-triangular shape. Lotus buds and leaves around the top and an open scroll pattern at the bottom.
1980.002.011 Horn Tibetan prayer horn used by priests to observe various rituals. Open-mouthed dragon with several fangs, long smoke antennae, and deer-like antlers. Silver work impressed with fish-scale ornamental motif. Silver bulb below dragon head part of continuous decoration along stem of horn. Sections of the piece connected by soldering. Two rings, one by dragon head, one 4" from mouthpiece. Basis of horn is copper ornamented with silver. Brass dragon head opening at one end.
1980.002.012 Lamp Top of lamp is tiered and decorated with engraved designs of animals, floral, and good luck emblems. Base is separate with 3 legs. Cast brass with engraved open fret top.
1980.002.013 Doll 1) Boy's head, painted wooden core, shoulder length black silk hair. Topknot tied by double strand of white cord. Head mounted on a 1/4" wooden peg which fits into neck cavity of body. 2) Body, a central wooden core with grooves into which the brocade fabric is pressed and glued. Haori (outer jacket) of purple silk fabric with geometric fruit patterns in gold. Hakama (lower skirt) of soft gold silk fabric with white undulating lines and gold geometric patterns. Obi (sash) of white silk with geometric silver pattern. Kimono of soft pea green with gold floral pattern. Inner kimono and sleeve ends of green silk fabric. Base of same material as kimono. Hands of molded plastic.
1980.002.014 Doll 1) Doll head, painted wooden core, black shoulder length silk hair, topknot of white and pink crepe bound by hair strands. Hair is tied under top knot and alongside both cheek bones with double strands of white cord. Head is mounted on a 1.4" wooden peg which fits into neck cavity of body. 2) Doll body, a central wooden core with grooves into which brocade fabrics are pressed and glued. Kimono is red silk with floral patterns in gold, green, white, blue, purple, and yellow. Obi of black silk with floral patterns in orange, green, white, and gold. Obiage (sash above obi) of white crepe with red pattern. Outer obi ties of orange silk cord and metallic silver cord. Base and part of under kimono of pink silk with white floral (cherry?) blossoms. Another under kimono visible in sleeves of yellow silk. Right hand of molded plastic. (Left hand is missing.)
1980.002.015 Figurine This is not a buddha, it is probably a bodhistava or deva (angel). In the back is an attachment to secure it to a wall. Bronze cast with gilding. Once had a weighted bottom of which traces still remained.
1980.004 Doll Wood and silk display dolls. One hand missing on the woman. Other hand holding a pipe. Donor letter: pre-1900, probably 1910-20's.
1980.005 Box Round wooden box with 2 pieces (bottom and lid). Reddish-brown lazquer, design of flowers and seated male figures painted with black ink, surface varnished.
1980.009.001 Embroidery Embroidered panel, silk, 29" x 38", peach colored, brown silk damask border with floral design. Dragon top middle facing forward with gold couching. Flaming pearl blue and white satin stitch. Blue and white clouds around dragon. Peonies with Peking stitch orange and white. Bats orange and white satin stitch. Two dragons on either side in gold couching near flaming pearls. Bottom blue and white waves satin stitch. Lotus flowers and bats in waves. Two blue swastikas. Colors blue, yellow, orange, and green at bottom. Seam down the middle. Lined with pieced cotton.
1980.009.002 Cloth Fragment Blue, purple, and green cotton bands with part of a garment that did not originally belong together sewn to the two bands. Gold couching embroidery of dragons and mountains applied in the 1920's-30's (ident. and dated by Tony Ventura).
1980.010.001 Hat A black skull cap made of six triangular panels of black silk with woven pattern. At the bottom is 1.25" band of plain black satin silk. It has a red cotton lining stiffened with a woven bamboo hexagonal weave. There is a 1.25" wide inner hat band of black stiffened linen(?). The top knot is missing. (Kua p'i mao ?) 20th C.
1980.011.001 Vest Child's silk embroidered vest with yoked front in celadon green with two button closure and bordered in pink and back in rust with blue embroidery and purple lining. Front of vest is yoke style in celadon green silk damask. Outer edges are trimmed in pink silk. Narrow gold ribbon with a blue and red design borders the outer pink trim. Neck is trimmed in black silk. Ball-shaped brass buttons are fastened with toggles. Top toggle is blue silk cording. Bottom toggle is black silk cording. The front is lined in rose cotton. Back of vest is red silk satin with embroidered branches of plum blossoms, bamboo leaves, butterflies with curled antennae, peonies, and other assorted flowers in royal blue, light blue, sky blue, black, and ivory silk thread. armhole edges, sides, and bottom trimmed in royal blue silk. Brocade band on sides and bottom in black with shades of blue design borders rust panel. Neck is trimmed with black silk. The back is lined in purple silk. Condition: fair due to staining and worn spots on lower back of vest, water spots on green yoke, and ripped right armhole edges.
1980.011.002 Painting One box of six opaque Chinese paintings on pith, mounted behind glass: 1) Man in green robe with black and white trim, pink hat with black baud, and decoration in front. Holds sword in right hand pointing blade into mouth. 2) Seated man wearing blue robe with rose waist band, red and black hat with brim. Below him is smoking pot. 3) Man with mustache wearing blue robe, standing and pointing to red moon with kanji for moon written on it. 4) Dancing man wearing off-white knee pants and jacket-length blue robe. He bangs a gong. A mythical beast sends smoke up to a red sun with the character for sun written on it. 5) Man wearing green knee-length robe with red and white tie and blue kneepants. He wears a brimmed red and black hat. In right hand he holds a fan with rows of characters written on it. His left hand holds a large coin (square within a circle). 6) Man wearing off-white patterned jacket with red and white striped tie at waist. Wears green kneepants and holds an orange gourd in his left hand from which smoke comes out. Man's head is partly shaved.
1980.012 Pan, Stew Small thin-walled round lidded cooking pot with flared rim made from brown clay and glazed reddish-brown. The belly of the pot (A) is the widest duaneter so that the walls flare out from the rim but taper towards the bottom. There is no foot and the bottom is rounded, not flat, and bulging at the center. The lid (B) culminates into a flat knob at center top. The lid was broken and has been repaired. On the bottom of the pot is pink adhesive tape with "Bagio, P.I. 1920's" written in pencil.
1981.001.001 Sash Laotian handwoven cotton cloth strip in royal colors; black warp and weft along one side, red weft on side with supplementary weft design (supplementary weft in shiny white, blue, yellow, green, and black);
1981.001.002 Purse Green handwoven purse with handles. Decoration on surface in gold metallic, pink, brown, green thread. Pink embroidered trim, with small shells applied as trim. Pattern is stripes and spots. Two long green tassels on bottom. Handwoven, with woven or embroidered surface decoration and shell embroidery.
1981.002 Hat Woven bamboo hat, fairly flat which rises sharply to a pointed crown. Outer rim is thick/wide bamboo wrapped with smaller bamboo. Underside is wide leaves covered with unstained widely criss-crossed bamboo; outer rim is reinforced with 3 bamboo ribs. Piece of 3" x 4" paper with Chinese characters is under the weaving. Outer side is paper covered with smaller spaced criss-crossed bamboo; three bamboo strips reinforce outer rim. Top has a small cone-shaped reinforcement with braided edges. Outer side appears to be covered with a clear varnish or shellac.
1981.003.001 Runner, table Thai silk table runner Table runner in shades of chartreuse, yellow, and yellow-green. Edges are folded under on 2 sides to form oblong shape. Golden yellow tassels on 4 inner corners. Made in Jim Thompson's company.
1981.003.002 Tablecloth Thai silk tablecloth in shades of chartreuse, yellow, and yellow-green. Golden tassels on 4 corners. Made in Jim Thompson's company.
1981.003.003 Bolt, Cloth Thai silk yardage Plaid design of irridescent shocking pink, gold, orange.
1981.003.004 Screen Black lacquer wood screen Four panels are carved on the top and bottom and along the sides. The centers of the panels are flat. Within the two outside panels are branches with two birds on each, carved and glued onto the screen. In the two center panels is a single branch with a rooster on each one. these are made of carved bone and shell glued onto the panel. The back of these panels are lacquered red.
1981.004 Banner Faded red silk with flowers and butterflies embroidered with satin stitch and a single blue cotton border. There is a gilt couching panel with a central procession of 3 figures. The reverse side is a floral cotton print with a unicorn. This is a ceremonial piece that was hung as young man comes home after being tested in Peking for official ranking (function and i.d. by Tony Ventura).
1982.002.001 Vest hand sewn; outer fabric is crepe-like, and the lining is a light weight orange silk; multicolored (red, lavender, and cream) sleeveless vest; lightly padded; padded collar in back; front closure overlaps right over one with each top corner fastened with a red frog and 2 red tassels; long and loose fitting; Vest to be worn on ceremonial occasions such as Shichigosan (7/5/3 years of age) Festival for Children -- G. Hughes
1982.003.001 Vest thickly padded child's vest; multicolored with cream, black, red, purple print; collar is black satin; lining is orange; straight design without closures; hand stitched; outer fabric is crepe-like and the lining is a fine silk; top stitched on the sides. Extensive damage; lining is ripped and shredded. Padding is exposed on the inside, both by the bottom of the vest and also under the armholes.
1982.004 Kimono hand sewn child's full length kimono, crepe-like fabric; lined in silk and in extremely poor condition; body and sleeves lightly padded; hem heavily padded, textile is multi-colored with peonies and butterflies; sleeves and hems bound in red crepe; some insect damage, center front
1982.004.002 Jacket Children's clothing. The jacket is a 19" chinese black silk, 4 buttons, source B.Barnes old # cc-5
1982.005 Shoes Pair of decorative shoes. Hand-stitched uppers, pink cotton, blue heel section with multi-colored tassels. White lining. Soles: green, white, black reinforced stitching.
1982.006.001 Shoes Cotton sole with embroidered silk tops. Soles and heels are white; heels with pink embroidery. Tops celedon green with muave inset, pink and purple embroidery. Heel tabs have swastika design.
1982.006.024 Headband Woman's headband of black satin lined with red cotton fabric. Front has applied decorative shape, embroidered flowers and phoenix. Backgound color is rust and turquoise edged with gold ribbon and royal blue silk satin. At the top is a black silk butterfly attached with wire. The butterfly is outlined and decorated with red thread. On one side is embroidered bright blue loop. In the center is an embroidered never-ending loop. From this hangs 2 silk tassels with metal ends. One tassel is lavender and one is blue-green. On right side is black silk satin heart-shaped piece. Perhaps a decorative piece is missing. Damage: 3 holes worn in lining damaged butterfly, worn heart-shaped piece - decorative piece missing?
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 Next