A large, silk presentation banner 20th century

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Lot 16
A large, silk presentation banner
20th century

£ 1,000 - 1,200
US$ 1,200 - 1,400
A large, silk presentation banner
20th century
With the inscription 'A token of respect towards N.R. Crum-Ewing Esquire from the Chinese Community of Kajang for his popularity'; the tomato-red ground decorated with 15 Chinese figures above a number of Shou and sacred symbols. Together with Nigel Crum Ewing's copy of the 'Illustrated Guide to The Federated Malay States' inscribed 'NR Crum Ewing/April 1911' [some damage]
The banner 460cm x 102cm (about 15ft x 40in) (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Presented to Nigel Robson Crum Ewing (1874-1960) and passed down through the family to the present owner. Crum Ewing was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge before joining the Indian Civil Service, and served as Acting District Officer in what was then known as the Straits Settlements. It was as a result of this service that he was presented with the banner. Kajang is a town in east Selangore State, south of Kuala Lumpur.
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A large, silk presentation banner 20th century
A large, silk presentation banner 20th century
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