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Embroidered Chinese Wall Hanging with Shou (寿) & other Deities

China, exported to the Straits Settlements
early 20th century

dimensions of backing material: 120cm x 84cm

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Provenance

collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

5304

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Pair of Chinese Embroidered Slippers

Straits Settlements or China
early 20th century

length: 25.3cm

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collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa.  Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

4416

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Kendi with Green-Glazed Chinese Earthenware & Engraved Brass Mounts

Peranakan Chinese, Java, Indonesia
19th century

height: 21cm, width 24cm

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private collection, UK.

5166

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Chased Silver Betel Set with Engraved Octagonal Pewter Stand

Peranakan Chinese Community, Java, Indonesia
late 19th century

height of stand with set: 20cm, width: 19.2cm, combined weight of silver items: 454g

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private collection, UK, since the mid-1990s

3884

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Rare Straits Chinese ‘Red & Gold’ Oil Lamp Stand for Sam Kai Altar

probably Singapore or Malacca
early 20th century

height: 23cm, width: 12cm, depth: 17cm

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UK art market

2600

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Straits Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Ancestral Shrine Cabinet

Southern China for the Straits Chinese Market
circa 1900

height: 43.5cm, width: 34.5cm, thickness: 15cm

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UK art market

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‘Red & Gold’ Dresser Mirror made for the Southeast Asian Peranakan Chinese Market

Straits Settlements or Sumatra, Indonesia
late 19th century

height: 54 cm, width: 39cm, depth: 23.5cm

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UK art market

1944

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Straits Chinese ‘Brown & Gold’ Ancestral Shrine Cabinet

Straits Chinese community, Straits Settlements (Malacca, Penang, Singapore)
19th century

height: 81cm, width: 70cm, depth: 47cm

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UK art market