Porcelain: From China to Europe

Porcelain: From China to Europe

Oct 05 , 2022

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The Chinese have been crafting porcelain for over 1000 years before The East India Company even arrived in China in 1637, when their east-west trad...

The Mohur Gold Coin – A Symbol of Wealth from the East

The Mohur Gold Coin – A Symbol of Wealth from the East

Oct 04 , 2022

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THE MOHUR, meaning symbol or seal, was first recorded in the history of world coinage as long ago as 1540. Originating in the Mughal Empire of Indi...

The Story of Iced Tea

The Story of Iced Tea

Aug 11 , 2022

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The majority of iced tea consumer today is a poor relative of the original iced tea, which dates back to the 19th century, the modern-day version b...

The Guinea and The East India Company

The Guinea and The East India Company

Aug 10 , 2022

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When the Guinea was first minted in 1663 under King Charles II, it was a Critical Ingredient in the foundation of international trade and came quic...

The Origin of the Paisley Pattern

The Origin of the Paisley Pattern

Jul 15 , 2022

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Imports from The East India Company via the ‘silk routes’ brought a new textile pattern to Europe from the 18th century and following the arrival o...

History of the Japanese Trade Dollar

History of the Japanese Trade Dollar

Jul 12 , 2022

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The Japanese trade dollar was for the most part, an experiment to enter the lucrative markets of Chinese trade and in order to encourage Japanese m...

History of the US Trade Dollar

History of the US Trade Dollar

Jul 12 , 2022

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During the 1860’s an increase in trade between China and the United States paved the way for a ‘commercial’ US Trade Dollar that could compete with...

History of the French Trade Dollar

History of the French Trade Dollar

Jul 12 , 2022

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Known as the INDOCHINA “LIBERTE” PIASTRE DE COMMERCE, this magnificent silver coin was initially introduced with the same specifications as the Spa...