Tea Cup & Saucer Set – Peranakan Chinese Design

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Beautiful hand painted porcelain tea cup and saucer. This is a reproduction Peranakan/Straits Chinese piece.

Available in 2 beautiful colours – pink base and cobalt blue base.

Cup Measures: 3″ high & Saucer Measures 5″ diameter

Price: S$40 per set

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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.