My Critters have provided my Shadows this week.
My husband frequently travelled to Malaysia on business and brought back these Royal Selangor pewter cats from one trip. They reminded him of the Burmese cats we then had. Royal Selangor pewter is the world's leading manufacturer of pewter. In 1885 a young man called Yong Koon sailed from China to the Malay peninsula. He established a cottage industry employing pewtersmiths from his family and friends. About ten years later the thriving business became known as the Selangor Pewter Company. In the early 1970s Selangor Pewter moved to its present location in Kuala Lumpur and in 1992 became Royal Selangor to mark the bestowing of a Royal Warrant by the Sultan of Selangor.To celebrate its centenary in 1985 it manufactured the world's largest tankard. It stands 6' 6" tall and has a capacity of 4920 pints.
Today Royal Selangor produces a wide variety of items including jewellery, hallmarked silver and hand-painted collectables as well as pewter.
The second photograph shows the pewter cats in company with some other cats and a couple of human critters.The figurine of the little girl asleep at her desk is called 'Forty Winks'. It was modelled by Peter Holland for the Great Ormond Street Hospital series and was produced in the Queen's Golden Jubilee year, 2002. A percentage of the purchase price went to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
The Royal Doulton sculpture of the little boy was modelled by Adrian Hughes and issued in 1991. It's called 'Welcome Home' and represents the return home of a wartime evacuee in a series called 'Children of the Blitz'.
Thank you to Tracy from 'Hey Harriet' for hosting Shadow Shot Sunday and to Misty Dawn for 'Camera Critters'
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