Exuberant, ornate and colorful, Straits Chinese porcelain is a variety of polychrome enameled export ware made to specification in China during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This lovely porcelain was made for the Straits-born Chinese or Peranakan communities in Penang, Malacca and Singapore and was used on festive occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and Chinese New Year.Peranakan Chinese Porcelain
is illustrated with over 800 full-color photographs of these distinctive porcelain types. Supported by text and photographs on many related aspects of the characteristic Straits Chinese culture, such as architecture, dress and cuisine, Peranakan Chinese Porcelain
is a wonderful contribution to the history of the Straits Chinese.
Kee Ming-Yuet has been a collector of Straits Chinese porcelain for over forty years, amassing some 700 pieces, most of which are showcased in this book.
Lim Hock Seng, one of Malaysia's leading photographers, has more than 15 years of photographic experience in the field of fine art, portraiture and landscapes.