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Date
1945 – 1945
Material
stone
Catalogue Number
102.04.0201
Description
A hand-carved, well-made, lidded box carved from soft Rocky Mountain marble. The box has a front and a back. The front has bevelled corners, whereas the back has square corners. The box interior has rounded corners and the lid fits smoothly and flushly into the cutout. Base is felted with green fel…
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Title
Trinket Box
Date
1945 – 1945
Material
stone
Dimensions
4.3 x 5.7 x 9.2 cm
Description
A hand-carved, well-made, lidded box carved from soft Rocky Mountain marble. The box has a front and a back. The front has bevelled corners, whereas the back has square corners. The box interior has rounded corners and the lid fits smoothly and flushly into the cutout. Base is felted with green felt. The marble is black, streaked with white.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
Pete Neish
crafts
carving
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.04.0201
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Date
1965
Material
plastic
Catalogue Number
107.01.0140 a-g
Description
A group of seven cast plastic figurines with brown patine and standing on bases. The figures represent the seven Japanese gods of good fortune. (a) kneeling lady playing lyre, with halo around head. Benteu, Goddess of Beauty and the Arts (b) standing man with domed bald head, holding gourd and …
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Title
Figurine Group
Date
1965
Material
plastic
Dimensions
6.5 x 3.7 cm
Description
A group of seven cast plastic figurines with brown patine and standing on bases. The figures represent the seven Japanese gods of good fortune. (a) kneeling lady playing lyre, with halo around head. Benteu, Goddess of Beauty and the Arts (b) standing man with domed bald head, holding gourd and fan, 6.5h. Jurojin, God of Long Life, a venerable old man. (c) man standing on three bales of rice, holding mallet upraised and a sack, 5.9h. Daikoku, strikes the wooden hammer and makes gold coins appear. (d) man holding large fish and fishing rod, 6.5h. Edisu, God of Fishers, pure hearted and contented with a simple life, he is always lucky and happy. (e) man holding spear, broken, and pagoda like object, with halo around head, 6.7h. Bishamon, God of Warriors, very courageous. (f) man with big belly and broad smile, holding palm fan and sack over shoulder, 6.2h. Hotei, an optimist, very open minded and always happy, fond of and kind to children. (g) man holding staff and scroll, 6.7h. Fukurokiyu, God of deep learning and noble character.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
religious
Tim Campbell
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
107.01.0140 a-g
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Date
1976
Material
ivory; bean
Catalogue Number
107.01.0106 a,b
Description
(a) is a hollowed out, red bean into which rests a stopper in the form of an ivory elephant. Inside the beans lie approximately 100 very miniature elephants enclosed in cellophane. Enclosed in small cardboard box. (b) many very miniature elephants and 1 larger elephant stopper like in (a).
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Title
Animal Figurine Set
Date
1976
Material
ivory; bean
Dimensions
1.3 x 0.5 x 1.0 cm
Description
(a) is a hollowed out, red bean into which rests a stopper in the form of an ivory elephant. Inside the beans lie approximately 100 very miniature elephants enclosed in cellophane. Enclosed in small cardboard box. (b) many very miniature elephants and 1 larger elephant stopper like in (a).
Subject
Whyte home
households
decorative
miniatures
animal
elephant
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
107.01.0106 a,b
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Date
1977
Material
wood; plaster
Catalogue Number
107.01.0091
Description
Long flat wooden base painted with black enamel. Twelve small, brightly painted, plaster figures stand in a row along the base, the figures are from left to right (1) a skull painted brown, (2 )white faced person wrapped in red cloak, (3) a brown standing bear wearing coolie hat and carrying white …
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Title
Figurine Group
Date
1977
Material
wood; plaster
Dimensions
3.3 x 2.7 x 18.2 cm
Description
Long flat wooden base painted with black enamel. Twelve small, brightly painted, plaster figures stand in a row along the base, the figures are from left to right (1) a skull painted brown, (2 )white faced person wrapped in red cloak, (3) a brown standing bear wearing coolie hat and carrying white sack, (4) a seated white cat with red feathers, (5) a green frog, (6) a standing man with exposed fat belly wearing an orange robe and carrying a white sack over his shoulder, (7) a standing woman in blue kimono with yellow hood over face, holding a lyre, (8) a man with purple blouse and green trousers holding a club, (9 )a man with black overblouse and turquoise skirt, holding staff and round yellow object with turquoise sack over shoulder, (10) a kneeling bald man with pointed head and white beard, carrying fan and wearing green robe, (11) a black cat standing with back arched, (12) a seated man with orange robe.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
religious
animal
bear
cat
frog
figure
male
female
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
107.01.0091
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Date
1977
Material
wood; metal; paper
Catalogue Number
107.01.0094 a-h
Description
A set of eight small, brightly painted, wooden birds. Each bird is shaped and coloured in a stylized manner to represent different kinds of birds. Metal tails and bills have been added to some. All stand on two toothpick like metal legs attached into a flat green square base. (a) red, partridge lik…
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Title
Bird Figurine Set
Date
1977
Material
wood; metal; paper
Dimensions
3.0 x 1.2 x 3.3 cm
Description
A set of eight small, brightly painted, wooden birds. Each bird is shaped and coloured in a stylized manner to represent different kinds of birds. Metal tails and bills have been added to some. All stand on two toothpick like metal legs attached into a flat green square base. (a) red, partridge like, with bill in air, white spots, yellow eye. (b) yellow with brown head, long bill, crest on head, striped wing. (c )yellow with green head, long bill in air white dot on wing. (d) yellow, rooster like, with red head and comb, full striped green tail. (e) white with grey head, short bill, brown wings with bands at tips. (f) white with red circle around eye, long bill, brown wings, short tail. (g) blue with red wing, yellow bill and crest, white stripes around neck.( h)grey with black head with crest, red dot on wing.
Subject
Whyte home
households
decorative
miniatures
animal
bird
partridge
rooster
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
107.01.0094 a-h
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Date
1920 – 1960
Material
glass; metal; wood
Catalogue Number
107.02.1002
Description
An unfinished ship-in-a-bottle with 15 pieces. The scenery in the bottle is only half placed and the remainder of the houses and trees are finished an on blocks of wood. The ship is assembeled and sitting in a jig, also waiting to be placed in the bottle. Along with the decorations are the tools u…
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Title
Ship-In-A-Bottle
Date
1920 – 1960
Material
glass; metal; wood
Description
An unfinished ship-in-a-bottle with 15 pieces. The scenery in the bottle is only half placed and the remainder of the houses and trees are finished an on blocks of wood. The ship is assembeled and sitting in a jig, also waiting to be placed in the bottle. Along with the decorations are the tools used to put the decorations in place.
Subject
Vern Castella
Whyte
crafts
carpentry
woodworking
miniatures
hobbies
model building
Credit
Gift of Vern (Mrs) Castella, Banff, 1970
Catalogue Number
107.02.1002
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Date
1920 – 1950
Material
glass; fibre; wood; paint
Catalogue Number
107.02.1009 a,b
Description
(a) Sailing ship “Marie” flying an American flag in water in front of colourful houses and a church. (b)The bottle sits on a wooden stand. The stand has two broken arms.
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Title
Ship-In-A-Bottle
Date
1920 – 1950
Material
glass; fibre; wood; paint
Description
(a) Sailing ship “Marie” flying an American flag in water in front of colourful houses and a church. (b)The bottle sits on a wooden stand. The stand has two broken arms.
Subject
households
hobbies
miniatures
model making
Jimmy Simpson
Credit
Gift of James (Sr.) Simpson, 1968
Catalogue Number
107.02.1009 a,b
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Date
1970 – 1990
Material
wood; glass; fibre; skin
Catalogue Number
105.02.1166
Description
scene created in a box with a mirror at the back and glass in the remaining three sides. There is a tepee and two figures, a woman seated by a drying frame and a man standing up. The ground is covered in moss.
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Title
Diorama
Date
1970 – 1990
Material
wood; glass; fibre; skin
Dimensions
34.2 x 25.0 x 44.6 cm
Description
scene created in a box with a mirror at the back and glass in the remaining three sides. There is a tepee and two figures, a woman seated by a drying frame and a man standing up. The ground is covered in moss.
Subject
households
Indigenous, Stoney
crafts
miniatures
Credit
Gift of Harold C. Whyte, Penticton, 2002
Catalogue Number
105.02.1166
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Date
n.d.
Material
clay; paint
Catalogue Number
107.01.1025 a-b
Description
(a) white, clay house. The door is painted blue and there are two rows of windows on the front face of the house, both containing three windows. There is black paint outlining the windows on the second floor of the house. The roof is painted brown and there is a chimney located on top of the roof b…
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Title
Miniature House
Date
n.d.
Material
clay; paint
Dimensions
(a): 3.7; (b): 4.0 x (a): 2.0; (b): 3.0 x (a): 4.0; (b): 3.5 cm
Description
(a) white, clay house. The door is painted blue and there are two rows of windows on the front face of the house, both containing three windows. There is black paint outlining the windows on the second floor of the house. The roof is painted brown and there is a chimney located on top of the roof between the middle and the viewer-left side of the house.There is a circular hole in the bottom of the house that was purposely made during the production process, before the object was fired in the kiln. (b) white, clay house. The door is painted green and there is one row of three windows on the front face of the house. The roof painted brown and there is a chimney on top of the roof on the viewer-left side of the house. There is a circular hole in the bottom of the house that was purposely made during the production process, before the object was fired in the kiln.
Subject
Nicholas Morant
households
decorative
miniatures
Credit
Gift of Nicholas Morant, Banff, 2006
Catalogue Number
107.01.1025 a-b
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Date
n.d.
Material
feather; metal; paper; paint
Catalogue Number
108.05.1030 a-c
Description
3 miniature ducks all distinguished by different coloured feathers and various poses. The variety in intensity of the colourful plumage from one bird to the next suggests the symbolism of one single bird going through the transformation brought on by the moulting process. (a)This duck exhibit the …
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Title
Duck Toy, Animal
Date
n.d.
Material
feather; metal; paper; paint
Dimensions
(a)7.0; (b)6.7; (c) 7.8 x (a)3.8; (b)3.8; (c)3.8 x (a)7.5; (b) 7.0; (c)7.3 cm
Description
3 miniature ducks all distinguished by different coloured feathers and various poses. The variety in intensity of the colourful plumage from one bird to the next suggests the symbolism of one single bird going through the transformation brought on by the moulting process. (a)This duck exhibit the most vibrant and colourful feathers and is posed with its head looking forward. The eyes of the duck have been attached separately and are light pink with a black speck for the pupil. The beak of the duck has been carved to give fine details like the mouth and nostrils. The underlying colour of the bird’s body is a light pink colour. The black coloured head turns to deep green when working down the long neckline onto the breast or chest at which the feathers change dramatically from deep green-to-red. The primary wing feathers on the back are blue with white and black detailing. If the wings were open the remaining body would be light black with a white tip at the tail. The underside of the body, or the bum, is green. The webbed feet are orange and appeared to be fashioned from wire and paper machete. In the middle of the back there is a knotted string. (b)This duck has been posed with its head back toward the viewer left side. The eyes of the duck have been attached separately and are light pink with a black speck for the pupil. The beak of the duck has been carved to give fine details like the mouth and nostrils. The underlying colour of the bird’s body is a light pink colour with more of this colour being revealed throughout the entirety of its body. The muted pink coloured head turns to a rusty orange colour when working down the long neckline onto the breast or chest where this muted pink colour dominates. The primary wing feathers on the back are very similar to the previous duck, however the blue tone is far more turquoise with white and black detailing. If the wings were open more of the pink-tones would be revealed, which spans even onto the tip of the tail. The underside, or bum, also shows the rusty-orange and pink hues that are consistent throughout the remainder of the duck’s body. The webbed feet are orange and appeared to be fashioned from wire and paper machete. In the middle of the back there is a knotted string. (c)This duck has the least amount of colour present and is posed with its neck slightly back in a somewhat awkward position. The eyes of the duck have been attached separately and are light pink with a black speck for the pupil. The beak of the duck has been carved to give fine details like the mouth and nostrils. There is very little colour contrast throughout the duck’s body. Light pink, white, light brown and gray hues dominate the body.
Subject
craft
carving
woodwork
miniatures
household
souvenir
Nick Morant
Credit
Gift of Nicholas Morant, Banff, 2006
Catalogue Number
108.05.1030 a-c
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