Peranakan Raised Serving Dish/Plate


This is a reproduction Peranakan Straits Chinese raised serving plate influenced by the “famille rose” coloring style during the Kangxi period in China. It is accentuated by the bold use of colours.

Such ware were and still are used by Peranakan families as dinnerware.

Size: 8″ diameter, 5″ height

Price: S$110 (without box), S$120 (with gift wrap box)

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About Peranakan Ware:
‘Exuberant’, ‘Ornate’, ‘Vibrant’ are some of the terms used to describe Peranakan Chinese porcelain, a type of over glazed polychrome enamelled porcelain made to order in a variety of functional forms at the Jingdezhen kilns in China in the mid-1900s to early 2000s for the exclusive use of Straits Chinese or Peranakan Chinese community in the Malay Peninsula and Singapore.

Sometimes called Nyonya wares after the Nyonyas, the womenfolk of the Straits Chinese, who commissioned the wares, the porcelain was primarily ordered and reserved for use for festive occasions and for special functions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. They were thus decorated with suitable Chinese motifs symbolising marital harmony and longevity.

It was not only fashionable but also a status symbol amongst the Peranakans in the Straits Settlements to own elaborately composed and matching wares, some for serving meals, others for serving tea, and yet others for ceremonial functions. People who could afford such finery lived in style in grand houses.