Teapot

This pink teapot is decorated with the butterfly motif which symbolises joy, beauty, romance and dreams. Teapots were used at weddings to serve 'ayer mata kuching' or longan tea during tea ceremony and other meals. Generally, they were of two sizes - the large cylindrical ones used to serve large numbers of guests or the small globular pots often used in pairs during wedding tea ceremonies when the bride and groom served tea to the elders.

Date/Period
mid - late 19th century
Region
China
Dimension
Gross measurement: H: 8.0 w: 13.0 D: 9.0cm
Accession No.
2011-02474
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Agnes Tan Kim Lwi in memory of Tun Tan Cheng Lock.
Category
Ceramics