This is a facsimile of the original 1910 edition. Published at a time when Malay Silverwork was barely known in Europe, this work introduces some magnificent specimens with 170 black and white plates and line drawings of over 250 items. The items were designed by Malay craftsmen for their royal patrons and South Chinese craftsmen for wealthy business families. It was originally designed as a handbook for "Connoisseurs, Collectors, Students and Silversmiths" and remains so to this day. with a newly written introduction by Sylvia Fraser-Lu. Near Fine Hardback. Reprint. 300 pages with an index
Weight: 2.5kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.
Published by Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur 1993
Condition: Apart from some minor rubbing at the top and base of the spine, the book looks new.