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Peranakan Chinese Porcelain

Peranakan Chinese Porcelain

Vibrant Festive Ware of the Straits Chinese

Photographer: Lim Hock Seng
A feast for the eyes

Produced exclusively for wealthy Chinese communities along the Strait of Malacca in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Peranakan Chinese porcelain is enjoying a resurgence of interest among collectors.

Straits-born Chinese, or Peranakan, in Penang, Malacca and Singapore, used this ornate and colorful enamel ware on festive occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and Chinese New Year.

Peranakan Chinese Porcelain is richly illustrated with over 800 color photographs and includes key information on reign marks and factory marks. In-depth discussion of the motifs, colors, forms and functions of Peranakan Chinese ceramics makes this an invaluable reference.

Supporting photographs and text introduce related aspects of Peranakan culture including architecture, dress, cuisine and customs, making Peranakan Chinese Porcelain a wonderful contribution to the history of the Straits Chinese.
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  • Tuttle Publishing | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780804840071 | 
  • March 2009
List Price $65.00
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