Monday, April 9, 2012

Valuable Find

Sometimes, people do not realise what is it like to consider themselves as lucky. Imagine you are doing some gardening and suddenly, you dig up a pot. What would you do? Would you keep it? Or determine it and then sell it? If you choose the latter, to whom? Well, I would suggest you to:-

1. Take the item to the museum or a dealer. This would help you to get an opinion on
2. If it's valuable, you may want to keep it and pass it down to your family.
3. If you choose to sell it, there are three options. First, put it into an auction.
Second, sell it to a dealer. And third, sell it online. If you choose the third
option, be warned that they are many fake dealers out there...... :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dayak Multipurpose Brass Tray

Pictures below show a multipurpose brass tray which I bought from Sarawak. It is once belonged to the native family of the Dayak group in Sarawak. The tray is believed to be used in the past for keeping food stuffs, fruits or to use as tepak sirih for betel chewing purposes. Now, this unique brass tray can also be used as a decoration at home. It is decorated with bands of various simple motifs with open work base.

Diameter : 20.5cm, Height : 11.5cm.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Antique Razor Blade Holder

Picture below is a razor blade holder bought from a Nyonya's family. It was used during early 20th century for the Baba to place their razor blades as part of the men's toiletries. It is clearly stated that the brand of the product is from Paris. Roger and Gallet are a firm of French perfumers which was founded by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Martial Gallet in 1862.

Length : 8.5cm, Width : 4.3cm, Height : 1.2cm

Razor blade holder.