Straits Chinese Bowl
China but for the Straits Chinese Market
late 19th – early 20th century
This bowl is decorated against a plain background with phoenix-like birds, Buddhistic/Taoist symbols, and brightly-coloured peonies. The base of the interior is decorated with a large peony.
This finely enamelled bowl has a Has a Kuang-hsu or Guangxu (1875-1908) reign mark to the base.
The bowl most probably belonged to a set of porcelain commission from China by a wealthy Malacca or Singapore
baba family for an elaborate wedding.
In good condition but with a barely visible hairline to the rim and some minor fritting.
Inventory no.: 617