Straits Chinese Silver: A Collector's Guide
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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Lifestyle of the Straits Chinese
The Characteristics of Straits Chinese Silver
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ancient anklets antique applique Baba Malay baju kurong belt bowls boxes bracelets brooches buckles buntal plates ceremonial chased China Chinese silversmiths Ching Fu circular crafted craftsmanship craftsmen culture curtain hooks customs decorative designs decorative motifs depicted diamonds extant pieces fabricated filigree floral and foliated flowers foliated motifs gilding gold and silver goldsmiths and silversmiths granule hairpins heirlooms Hokkien jewellery Johore kebaya kerosangs keyholders Length Malacca Malaya Malaysia Mariette collection Ming Dynasty motifs necklace niello nineteenth century nonya food old Malay origin ornaments ornate pair panels pantun pearls Penang pendants peonies peranakan Chinese phoenixes pieces of Straits porcelain Portuguese purses repousse shape shown in fig silver artefacts Silvergilt Singapore sireh sets Straits babas Straits Chinese silver Straits Chinese silverwork Straits nonyas Straits Settlements Straits silver Straits silversmiths Straits silverwork style symbols Taoist teapots technique tempat sireh traditional utensils wealthy wine ewer Wing Meng workmanship