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Stationery Box (Loris), William Farquhar
Stationery Box (Loris), William Farquhar
Stationery Box (Loris), William Farquhar
Stationery Box (Loris), William Farquhar

Stationery Box (Loris), William Farquhar

S$149.00


Product Code: STAT-WF (Loris)
Size: L 23cm x W 17cm x H 4cm
Weight: 510g
Material: Lacquer on Wood

  • Collection Description
  • Product Description

Collection Description

The collection comprises 477 watercolour drawings commissioned by William Farquhar, the first Resident and Commandant of Singapore (1819-1823), during his prior tenure as Resident of Melaka. These natural history drawings depict the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula, most likely accomplished by local Chinese artists, with inscriptions identifying the species by their English and Malay names. Farquhar brought this set along with him when he left Singapore, and subsequently donated it to the Royal Asiatic Society in London in 1827. In 1993, it was put up for auction and purchased by Mr G.K. Goh, who donated the entire collection to the National Museum of Singapore.

Product Description

Qua presents the Stationery Box with the artwork of the Slow Loris from the William Farquhar collection. It serves as an organiser for stationery items, and is the perfect Singapore corporate gift and souvenir for overseas visitors and guests.

The Slow Loris, is a well-loved, large eyed, solitary primate, extremely rare in Singapore due to habitat loss and poaching. Once common in the 19th century, sightings in Singapore are now likely of escapees from capitivity. Mainly nocturnal, it moves slowly and assuredly through rainforest trees looking for soft fruit, nectar, tree sap and insects. This is one of the 477 watercolour drawings commissioned by William Farquhar, depicting the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula at that time.

Packaging: Fabric Box