Straits Chinese Silver: A Collector's Guide

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Times Edition, 2004 - Peranakan (Asian people) - 191 pages
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This beautifully illustrated volume examines the exquisite silver of the Straits Chinese, or Peranakans -- Hindu-Islamic in shape and function but strangely characteristic of the Chinese in emblem and decorative design. Detailed information regarding the usage of the various articles as well as historic photographs and drawings vividly portray the now-lost world of the Straits Chinese. Notes, glossary and bibliography included.

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Contents

Preface
ix
Lifestyle of the Straits Chinese
30
The Characteristics of Straits Chinese Silver
51
Copyright

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