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  • Antique Chinese Wedding Basket

    Antique Straits Chinese Wedding Basket, Fujian, China. Circa 1900. Tiered such as this example made of woven cane and wood and then Lacquered in black and red and gilded were ordered from China’s Fujian Province by Peranakan ( Localised ) Chinese of Southeast Asia including the Peranakan of the Straits Settlements, Phuket, Sumatra, Makasser and Java. The Baskets were used in elaborate Wedding rituals that had evolved in many Peranakan Chinese communities. Among the Peranaken Chinese of the Straits Settlements such baskets were known as bakul siah ( ‘auspicious baskets’ ) and were used to transport wedding gifts during the Twelve-day Wedding, as well as during the engagement, (Bakul means basket in Malay and Siah means auspicious in Hokkien ) Among the Peranakan Chinese of Phuket town on the Thai island of Phuket (who were closely related by Marriage and migration to the Peranakan Chinese of Panang) the Grooms relatives would let off fire crackers and then move the Khanmak ( trays of wedding gifts ) in a procession of the Brides hose, The procession would include musicians playing Chinese horns and gongs , making sounds like ‘tee tor tee cheng’ apparently an idiom for ‘marraige’ in Hokkien. The small wedding gifts such as money, gold and the wedding ring were carried in these Three Tier Baskets. Beautiful piece of History , make a cool Wedding Present.

    8500

    Antique Chinese Wedding Basket

    8500

    Antique Straits Chinese Wedding Basket, Fujian, China. Circa 1900. Tiered such as this example made of woven cane and wood and then Lacquered in black and red and gilded were ordered from China’s Fujian Province by Peranakan ( Localised ) Chinese of Southeast Asia including the Peranakan of the Straits Settlements, Phuket, Sumatra, Makasser and Java. The Baskets were used in elaborate Wedding rituals that had evolved in many Peranakan Chinese communities. Among the Peranaken Chinese of the Straits Settlements such baskets were known as bakul siah ( ‘auspicious baskets’ ) and were used to transport wedding gifts during the Twelve-day Wedding, as well as during the engagement, (Bakul means basket in Malay and Siah means auspicious in Hokkien ) Among the Peranakan Chinese of Phuket town on the Thai island of Phuket (who were closely related by Marriage and migration to the Peranakan Chinese of Panang) the Grooms relatives would let off fire crackers and then move the Khanmak ( trays of wedding gifts ) in a procession of the Brides hose, The procession would include musicians playing Chinese horns and gongs , making sounds like ‘tee tor tee cheng’ apparently an idiom for ‘marraige’ in Hokkien. The small wedding gifts such as money, gold and the wedding ring were carried in these Three Tier Baskets. Beautiful piece of History , make a cool Wedding Present.

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  • Vintage Taxidermy Pheasant

    Vintage Taxidermy Pheasant, Cool looking piece , could sit nice in any room in the house. 19 inches high by 20 inches from breast to end of tail.

    8500

    Vintage Taxidermy Pheasant

    8500

    Vintage Taxidermy Pheasant, Cool looking piece , could sit nice in any room in the house. 19 inches high by 20 inches from breast to end of tail.

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  • French 18 Century Screen

    Antique 18th Century French screen, Room divider, Beautiful Tapestry depicting Education, Inspiration, The Messenger and The first one. Four folding wooden screen with Tapestry and material bound with Leather edging , un-restored showing all signs of age and patina. A true piece of history that would look cool in any place in the home , or a Hotel e.t.c. Dimensions are : Height 5ft Width 4ft open and closes to a 1FT.

    45000

    French 18 Century Screen

    45000

    Antique 18th Century French screen, Room divider, Beautiful Tapestry depicting Education, Inspiration, The Messenger and The first one. Four folding wooden screen with Tapestry and material bound with Leather edging , un-restored showing all signs of age and patina. A true piece of history that would look cool in any place in the home , or a Hotel e.t.c. Dimensions are : Height 5ft Width 4ft open and closes to a 1FT.

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  • KLM Staffordshire Vase and Bowl

    KLM Staffordshire Vase and bowl, beautiful vibrant colours.

    3500

    KLM Staffordshire Vase and Bowl

    3500

    KLM Staffordshire Vase and bowl, beautiful vibrant colours.

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  • Antique Leather Horse’s

    Pair of Antique Leather Horse’s , Beautiful piece, Horse’s in Rearing position, slight tear on one knee of a horse , don’t take anything away from this Gorgeous pair of Stallions.

    17000

    Antique Leather Horse’s

    17000

    Pair of Antique Leather Horse’s , Beautiful piece, Horse’s in Rearing position, slight tear on one knee of a horse , don’t take anything away from this Gorgeous pair of Stallions.

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  • Adjusto-Lite Lamp

    In 1899, Simon W Faber left Antipol, Russia to emigrate to the United States, renting a downstairs basement shop in the lower east side of Manhatten.There he began Faber Brass and Copper goods, making gift trays and racks. The company Prospered in 1910 and he was able to move to a bigger factory in Brooklyn, next to the williamsburg Bridge. There he began to produce items under the ” Fababerware” name Mr. Faber came up with the Adjusto-Lite initially as a way for him to sleep while his wife read in bed. In 1930 he introduced the first Fabaware Percolator, this was followed by the Coffee Robot in 1937. These fine examples of the Adjusto-Lite are in original condition and have been rewired and ” PAT TESTED”

    19500

    Adjusto-Lite Lamp

    19500

    In 1899, Simon W Faber left Antipol, Russia to emigrate to the United States, renting a downstairs basement shop in the lower east side of Manhatten.There he began Faber Brass and Copper goods, making gift trays and racks. The company Prospered in 1910 and he was able to move to a bigger factory in Brooklyn, next to the williamsburg Bridge. There he began to produce items under the ” Fababerware” name Mr. Faber came up with the Adjusto-Lite initially as a way for him to sleep while his wife read in bed. In 1930 he introduced the first Fabaware Percolator, this was followed by the Coffee Robot in 1937. These fine examples of the Adjusto-Lite are in original condition and have been rewired and ” PAT TESTED”

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    Corona Beer Cooler

    Corona Extra was first brewed in 1925 at the Cerveceria Modelo in Mexico City. Ten years after its launch, Corona became the best selling beer in the whole of Mexico. And by 1997 it became the best selling Imported Beer in the United States. In 1937 the company instigated efforts to market Corona Extra as a fine quality product to distinguish itself from it’s rival beverage in Mexico called Pualque, a native indigenous alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap ( aguamiel) of the agave plant ( also called maguey). Marketed strongly in it’s clear glass bottles it established it’s foothold in the world wide Market. Until along came the Corona Virus, and such a large proportion of people were associating the Beer with the Virus production had to halt in Mexico. This Iconic piece originated in Mexico, and is a great talking subject at any party apart from keeping your beer cool for hours.

    42000 35000

    Corona Beer Cooler

    42000 35000

    Corona Extra was first brewed in 1925 at the Cerveceria Modelo in Mexico City. Ten years after its launch, Corona became the best selling beer in the whole of Mexico. And by 1997 it became the best selling Imported Beer in the United States. In 1937 the company instigated efforts to market Corona Extra as a fine quality product to distinguish itself from it’s rival beverage in Mexico called Pualque, a native indigenous alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap ( aguamiel) of the agave plant ( also called maguey). Marketed strongly in it’s clear glass bottles it established it’s foothold in the world wide Market. Until along came the Corona Virus, and such a large proportion of people were associating the Beer with the Virus production had to halt in Mexico. This Iconic piece originated in Mexico, and is a great talking subject at any party apart from keeping your beer cool for hours.

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  • Pub Memorabila

    Batemans Ales Pub Astray. (Melamine)

    1000

    Pub Memorabila

    1000

    Batemans Ales Pub Astray. (Melamine)

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