The word chupu comes from the Malay word 'chepu', to mean a covered vessel used to store things. In Baba Malay, the word chupu refers to this form and it comes in various sizes, designs and colours. The chupu also had a specific use in Peranakan wedding. It was used as a 'tiam sim' or serving vessel for special tonics the bride would serve to her new husband.

Date/Period
Early Republican period (1911-1930)
Region
China
Dimension
Gross measurement: H : 19.2 x Dia : 18.0cm
Accession No.
2006-00212
Material
Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics