Paper box packaging for Chinese mooncakes

The mooncake is a Chinese pastry eaten traditionally during the Mid Autumn Festival. This colourful mooncake box packaging from Nam Thong Restaurant has an illustration of "Emperor Tang Ming visiting the Moon Palace:. This box belongs to a series of objects (accession nos. 2007-50972 to 51483) that document the lifestyle and consumption of a typical Chinese upper middle-class family in the mid 20th century.

Date/Period
mid 20th century
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H6 x W19 x D19.2 cm
Accession No.
2007-51025
Material
paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Folklife Collection