Inventory no.: 617

617. Baba Nonya Porcelain Bowl, China


Straits Chinese Bowl

China but for the Straits Chinese Market

late 19th – early 20th century

diameter: 14.2cm

height: 6.4cm

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