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Peranakan Chinese Porcelain: Vibrant Festive Ware Of The Straits Chinese

With over 800 unique photographs, this Chinese arts book is a feast for the eyes.Produced exclusively for wealthy Chinese communities along the Strait of Malacca in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Peranakan Chinese porcelain is enjoying a resurgence of interest among collectors.Straits-born Chinese, or Peranakan, in Penang, Malacca and Singapore, used this ornate and colorful enamel ware on festive occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and Chinese New Year.Peranakan Chinese Porcelain is richly illustrated and includes key information on reign marks and factory marks. In-depth discussion of the motifs, colors, forms and functions of Peranakan Chinese ceramics makes this an invaluable reference. Supporting photographs and text introduce related aspects of Peranakan culture including architecture, dress, cuisine and customs, making Peranakan Chinese Porcelain a wonderful contribution to the history of the Straits Chinese.

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (March 20, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0804840075

ISBN-13: 978-0804840071

Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 12 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,754,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #221 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Houseware & Dining > Porcelain & China #1013 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Pottery & Ceramics #3902 in Books > History > Asia > China

Am still reading this book and observing the differences that the Peranakan Chinese have when it comes to taste, colors and shapes. Being from a similar background and never having been exposed to the wonderfully done colorful porcelain featured in the book, it becomes very interesting to read about who they came to having acquired their own label in the world of Chinese Porcelain.

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