The East of India Company was formed in Hong Kong in the summer of 1999 and is dedicated to the production of 54mm connoisseur style metal figures from countries "East of India". Our first range, "The Shogun Collection", was officially launched in February 2000 and comprises of an extensive collection of hand cast miniature figures from the Warring States Period of Japanese history. Our second range, "The Colonial Collection", covering the wars in China, India and Africa in the late 19th century was launched in April 2002.
Initially "The Colonial Collection" will be based around the theme of the Boxer Rebellion in China of 1900 but throughout future years more armies will be added to take the action further afield. The range is designed to be completely interchangeable, allowing the collector to pick and choose who fights who in any display. to be constructed. The Japanese and Russian forces, for example, can be matched against the Chinese to recreated the campaign of 1900 but equally well they can fight each other for the Russo-Japanese war of 1904/1905. In a similar way the American troops can be used for the actions in the Philippines and in Puerto Rico.
The figures in the collections are now designed "in house" and then sculpted by our craftsman in Hong Kong. The masters are then sent to our factory in China for the manufacture of molds and the initial trial castings. These castings are then sent to painters for the creation of the first painted painted figure which is sent back to us for approval. Once approved, the figures are returned to our factory and production of the sets commences. The whole process, from the design being delivered to the sculptor to the finished sets being returned, takes about 6 months. In addition all our painted sets come with an enclosed certificate and are packaged in a specially manufactured Japanese style box designed to compliment these collections.
We hope you are interested in our products and will start to collect our ranges in these fascinating periods of history. We are currently working with more dealers throughout the world to stock our figures and bring this product closer to you. Naturally you may also order directly from us using the Order Information section on this website.
We will try to dispatch your order within 1 week but in the event of a stock shortage your cheque will not be banked or your credit card account debited until just prior to dispatch. Please see our "terms of trading" for further information.
We intend to be appearing at the OTS show in Chicago in September of this year and several other events throughout the year. More details of this we will be posted shortly.
The East of India Company is owned and managed by Ken Clarke-Jervoise.
The owner on a research tour in Japan.