One of the many pleasures of living in Indonesia is having the opportunity to learn about and collect Indonesian arts and handicrafts.
The diversity evident in Indonesia's 300 plus ethnic groups is reflected in the diversity of its art forms.
"Eagle" brand paper boxes for "Artist leads", dated 1879; a leather covered eyeglass case, 3" l, with original steel framed eyeglasses with green tint and hinged side glass, marked "Peters, Phild"; a small tin rectangular jar with corked top; an oval-shaped brass tubular case, possibly used to hold pens, marked "JJK" on top; and a small round wood box with lid, marked "IS" on top and on bottom, and stamped "CH" on the bottom as well, copper tacks and wooden peg construction, 2 1/2" dia on bottom, inside with a yellow cake of chalk or watercolor substance; along with two French paper covered pencil cases, A. Faber, London, New York and Paris, (smaller box holds five original pencils); all "Acquired from Priscilla Sprague in 1969, and belonged to Isaac Sprague, and may have been carried with him on his Western Trip with J. Small wood firkin, pine, in original dark brown stained finish, small repair at rim, 4" h, 3 1/2" dia; Turned wood lidded barrel-shaped container, with wire swing handle, in original blue painted finish, 3 1/4" h, 2 1/2" dia top. Two Grueby ceramic art pottery vases, both in a tanned brown matt glaze, smaller slope shouldered vase has a mottled orange peel finish, with a circular impressed mark "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U. A." and a lotus flower, 6" h; the taller vase has a dry desert/earth finish, very small nick at base, circular impressed mark "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U. Tall Grueby ceramic art pottery urn/vase, heavy matt green glaze on dark red clay covering the sloped shoulder halfway down continuing in bold drips to the base, impressed in a circle on the bottom "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U. A.", with interior lotus flower, 14" h, 10" dia (at shoulder). 1840; East view of the central part of Plymouth; and South-western view of the Hon. "Margaret Atwood": flower covered dunes, "September", Margaret Atwood, Bay Road, Duxbury, 14" x 18"; and "September Marshes', Margaret Atwood, Bay Road, Duxbury, 1952, 14" x 18"; (Note: Margaret Atwood was the daughter of Eugene R. Two unframed oil paintings on academy board, both signed l.r.Sterling silver including nine 6" Trophy plates, "Kittansett Club", "Women's and Men's Golf", "N. Block & Co, New York, English Sterling", approximate weight 14.78 oz t, 5 1/2" h, 8" l. Chatfield" (dated 1920's); a sterling silver shallow bowl (9"); and another plain 6" plate; approximate weight 17.17 oz t.Silver repousse creamer, 3 3/4" h, decorated with fruit and leaves, marked "S. Seven Victorian pieces of table sterling silver: soup ladles, fish slice with twist handle and gilt surface, exceptional punch ladle, gilt rubbed bowl, Kirk & Son fish serving fork with highly decorative handle, approximate weight 7.07 oz t.Kirk & Son"; and a sterling silver tray, with heavy reticulated design with seated putti holding swag and wreaths, monogrammed, approximate weight 18.80 oz t, 11 1/2" l. Victorian sterling silver butter dish, oval form, domed lid with classical helmet finial, silhouetted inside is an intricate Grecian ladies head in repousse on one side, with two neoclassical heads in silhouette, one on either side inside the bowl, with interwoven foliate decoration on the reverse, pierced oval drain tray, stamped "Ball.