Teacup

The collective Baba Malay term for dining ware is 'pinggan mangkok', which literally means 'plates and bowls'. The dinner service can also include cups, saucers, spoons and spoon rests. Wealthy Peranakan families often commissioned the highest quality porcelain wares for special occasions that would bear their surnames. Teacups are one of the most common items found in Straits Chinese porcelain. They would have elaborate decorations of phoenix and peony motifs, and colourful enamelled backgrounds of green, yellow and rose pink.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
China
Dimension
Gross measurement: Dia: 9.0 x H: 5.7cm
Accession No.
2006-00852
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics