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We are a 10 minute walk from City Hall or Bras Basah MRT Station.
China, late 19th or early 20th century
Gift of Professor Cheah Jin Seng
This kamcheng belongs to a class of Chinese export porcelain made from the late 19th century to the 1930s for Peranakan buyers of Southeast Asia. Called nyonyaware, it is distinctive for its bright pastel colours, profusion of decoration, and preferred motifs of peony and phoenix. This kamcheng is especially large, and was probably used to store or serve food. The knob on the cover takes the form of a lion-dog, and the interior is decorated with goldfish swimming among weeds.