Friday, May 31, 2013

Chinese Styled Wooden Baba And Nyonya Sculpture

From my previous posts, I've mentioned that Baba and Nyonya has a unique culture in Malaysia as well as Singapore. The culture encompasses various aspects of life such as costumes, furniture, architecture, language and food, and is a harmonious blend of the Chinese and Malay cultures with a tinge of Western influences, and has thus become a special acquired culture itself.

Pictures below show a Chinese styled wooden Baba and Nyonya sculpture or carving from my collection. It is believed to be one of the panel taken from the Baba and Nyonya wooden wedding bed.

Length : 20.5cm, width : 8cm.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Silver Enamel Chatelaine Grooming Set

Pictures below show a very unique and interesting piece of silver enamel chatelaine grooming set in my collection.

Length: 29.5cm.

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The hook with a human figure which allows the set to be suspended from a belt.

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A butterfly motif.

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This central, open-work box in the shape of a stylised cloud and decorated at both sides of the box with a bat, two human figures (a boy and a girl), a word 'Shou' and some plum blossom motifs probably served as a pomander allowing scented blossoms to be enclosed inside.

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The three grooming tools comprise of a toothpick, a pair of tweezers and an ear cleaner.

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The mark at the back of the hook.

Do check out the previous post about the "Silver Chatelaine Grooming Sets".