A short history about Peranakan: Peranakans live mostly in Southeast Asia; in Singapore and Malacca, Malaysia. In the 17th century, immigrant males from China married local Malay women and their descendants are called Peranakans. Men are called "baba" and women, "nonya". They favour colourful porcelain ware for their homes. The distinguishing traits of Peranakan ware are bright, colourful and auspicious colours (red, yellow etc) and motifs such as the phoenix and peony (symbolises wealth). These were made in Jingdezhen, China and imported to Southeast Asia.
10.5” / 27cm