Indigo blue bowl and lid

This indigo blue covered bowl is decorated with large peonies and auspicious Buddhist emblems along the edge on a rose pink ground. Based on its size, it was likely used to serve main dishes with gravy. It could have been part of a larger commissioned dining ware service. A full set of dinner wares could consist of hundreds of pieces and a wide range of shapes and sizes. This service would have been used during a tok panjang, or a large feast celebrating special occasions for Peranakan families

Date/Period
Late 19th or early 20th century
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: 9.0 x 14.2 x 14.2 cm
Accession No.
2014-00969
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Ceramics