Friday, April 19, 2013


A wooden box that contained precious loving and treasured items

Yes as I have indicated earlier in the previous blog story, a visit to an optician helped me to discover her Pandora's box and what a content it was. You would never expect to find such treasure pieces in such an establishment. But there they were all over the place and displayed quite exquisitely .  The owner while attending to the customer and that being my wife allowed me to have a look at her collections and even allowed me to photograph the pieces. Obviously she must have collected them through the years and for sure there must be many others not displayed in the premise. 

I guess you would be able to distinguish the pieces  and just consider if you have seen any of them before. If they are unfamiliar to you or looks out of this world then consider them as collection pieces and much sought after. For sure you may be lucky to come across any one of them but no doubt you would have to pay quite a sum for any of them should you wish to posses one of them.

They stand by the framed window but surprisingly passersby don't even give a glance. Obviously  no one would care to look into the glass frames of the spectacle shop unless they want to see the optician.

Chinese porcelain containers, plates etc

As much as I was surprised to find her prized collection, I was stunned to know that she had departed with several pieces of antique and old Kris just because she was told that it was bad luck for her to keep them. 

Wow it was a discovery indeed and leaving me pondering what else this lady optician would have in her home. Yes it was a wonderful day to realize that someone in town is also a collector of antiques and it is admirable that she had found time to collect such beautiful pieces.

                   How many pieces do you see here?

   Old Chinese silk slippers with their straps framed  for keep

An antique tiffin carrier or container. Sadly we use plastic now

Do spare your time to search for such collector's pieces around your town or village and you may be surprised what could come up. Possibly you may come across collectors surprisingly as I did. In our town there is no curio shop and perhaps one could be started.


Al-Manar said...

That is quite a collection. I remember seeing such pieces during my childhood days but no one bothered and they were all gone when our ancient house was demolished by order of the state government to make way for development.

kotastar said...

Sdr Al Manar,

This is part of the Kerisma story, trying to look back and pondering why and how we parted with some or all of the 'treasures' You quoted one answer.I trust our knowledge of 'antiques' and old pieces never become implanted in our mind and therefore we bid 'farewell' to them easily. Believe me today I was at the same optician place again and I was shown many other pieces. Collections from the istana in terms of silver and ivory works and with the state crest on them too. Tak taulah siapa yang bawa keluar / jual kepada peminat-peminat baru. Do pl try to keep any that you may find. Salam

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