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December, 1999 Acquisitions

Last Updated 1999-12-26

 

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!


Fiery chopsticks

While Santa was good to most of us, my wife, Vicki, was extra nice this year! She managed to hide these exciting chopsticks from me for more than a week before surprising me on Christmas day!

[cstix19991225a - 1999-12-25] Material: Bamboo or wood. Description: These are serious chopsticks, with a beautiful shape and color that make a bold statement. The color is fiery burnt orange, with black striations. They are thick, slightly squared, with roughhewn feel, under smooth glossy lacquer. They taper from a whittled-down end all the way to a textured flat black tip. Length: 23.5 cm. Nationality: Made in Japan. Source: New York City.


Gold glitter chopsticks

[cstix19991219a - 1999-12-19] Material: Bamboo or wood. Description: The ends of these black chopsticks are painted with a metallic gold and have a smooth glossy finish all over. Plain rounded-square, tapering from end to pointed tip. Length: 22.5 cm. Nationality: Japanese. Source: Disney Epcot Center, Florida -- Gift of friends.

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Oh, no! Shopping trip to Manhattan!


Pewter-decorated chopsticks

[cstix19991207a - 1999-12-07] Material: Ebony and Pewter. Description: Dark brown stained wood, tapering from square to blunt round tip. They are adorned by a somewhat Art Deco style pewter ornamentation at the end. Length: 23 cm. Nationality: Made in Thailand. Source: New York City.


Brass with wood inlay chopsticks

[cstix19991207b - 1999-12-07] Material: Brass and wood. Description: Rich red wood offsets the solid brass of these instruments, with the inlay held in place with brass pins. Though these are somewhat heavy, they look more so than they are. The thickest metal part is in the center, with the pleasing symmetrically bowed end containing less metal, and therefore a usable balance. Length: 21 cm. Nationality: Made in Japan. Source: New York City.


Steel Twig Chopsticks

[cstix19991207c - 1999-12-07] Material: Stainless Steel. Description: The square 'business end' of these implements juts forth from a more organic form of branched twigs, all made of solid steel, with a wrought iron resemblance. Length: 26 cm. Nationality: Made in India by the same artist who designed and made the gorgeous silver pair of similar concept. Source: New York City.

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Silver Twig Chopsticks; Silver color leaf Rest

[cstix19991222a - 1999-12-22] Material: Silver plate. Description: The smooth, polished square tips of these silver jewels transitions at mid point from the branched twig form with matte bark finish. Exquisite! Lightweight, hollow body. Length: 23 cm. Nationality: Made in India by the same artist who designed and made the similar concept steel pair. Source: New York City.

[rest19991222b - 1999-12-22] Material: Metal. Description: A leaf shape chopsticks rest in silver-like metal, silver lacquer, or lacquered silver; matte finish. Length: 5.5 cm. Source: New York City.


cherry twig chopsticks rest

[rest19991222a - 1999-12-22] Material: Cherry. Description: Nothing more than a small piece of cherry twig, unfinished, but sanded at each end. Length: 7.5 cm. Source: New York City.


Aluminum bamboo motif chopsticks

[cstix19991207d - 1999-12-07] Material: Aluminum. Description: I originally thought these were hollow, but I suspect they are very lightweight cast aluminum, judging from their solid feel and slightly flattened round profile. They are made to resemble a stalk of bamboo, complete with small buds at intervals. Length: 24 cm. Source: New York City.


Wood bamboo motif chopsticks

[cstix19991207e - 1999-12-07] Material: Wood. Description: Almost identical to their aluminum counterpart, these sturdy round wood chopsticks resemble bamboo stalks with buds. These are also very much like the silver-capped rosewood pair in the collection. Length: 25 cm. Nationality: Made in Japan. Source: New York City.


Silver twigs chopsticks rest

[rest19991207a - 1999-12-07] Material: Silver. Description: Smooth cast silver, this rest takes the form of small twigs, laid next to each other. Length: 4 cm. Nationality: Made in Paris. Source: New York City.

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Tiny porcelain box chopsticks rest

[rest19991209a - 1999-12-09] Material: Porcelain. Description: This diminutive chopsticks rest of sea froth green glaze appears to resemble a small box, tied with a knot or ribbon. Length: 4 cm. Source: New York City.


Porcelain fan chopsticks rest

[rest19991209a - 1999-12-09] Material: Porcelain. Description: A little blue detailing decorates this otherwise plain white porcelain fan. Length: 5.5 cm. Nationality: Made in Japan. Source: New York City.


Bamboo chopsticks rest

[rest19991209b - 1999-12-09] Material: Bamboo. Description: The dark yellow and spotted skin of this small piece of indented bamboo create a wonderful understatement. Length: 6 cm. Nationality: Japanese. Source: New York City.


Lacquered chopsticks and matching rest

[cstix9991209a; rest19991209c - 1999-12-09] Material: Wood or bamboo. Description: Concentric ellipses and stripes are created as the layers of black and red lacquer are exposed by minute depressions and smooth sides in this super glossy pair with matching rest. Length: 22.5 cm; Rest: 6 cm. Nationality: Japanese. Source: New York City.

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Carved Rosewood Chopsticks with case

[cstix19991224a - 1999-12-24] Material: Rosewood. Description: With an appealing reddish stain finish, these gently tapered round rosewood chopsticks feature an unusual sensuously curved carving at the end. They come with a matching case that really shows the variations of the rosewood grain, with its satin finish. The top and bottom of the rounded case are each cut from solid pieces of wood. Length: 25 cm. Nationality: Made in Thailand. Source: Chicago, IL.


Silver-capped Carved Rosewood Chopsticks with case

[cstix19991224b - 1999-12-24] Material: Rosewood and 90% Silver. Description: Another pair in the carved motif of bamboo stalks with buds, these dark-stained, round chopsticks also have silver caps at both the end and tip, and come with a matching case. The top and bottom of the rounded case are each cut from solid pieces of wood, and fit snugly together. Length: 25 cm. Nationality: Made in Thailand. Source: Chicago, IL.


70% Silver and Ebony Chopsticks

[cstix19991224c - 1999-12-24] Material: Real Ebony and 70% silver. Description: These Chinese-style square, semi-gloss black finish chopsticks have a detailed silver decorative cap on the end. A classy design without too much glitz. Length: 26.5 cm. Nationality: Made in Vietnam. Source: Chicago, IL.



Quad-curved wood chopsticks rest.

[rest19991218a - 1999/12/18] Material: Wood. Description: Made of rich, dark brown stained wood, this rest is slightly off square, with concave areas on all four sides; flat ends. Length: 4 cm. Source: Brookline (Boston), MA.

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