Straits Chinese Gold Jewellery

Author:

Peter Soon, the man behind the Pinang Peranakan Mansion and the Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum in Malacca and Penang is an avid collector of rare and beautiful antiques and artefacts of the Peranakan Chinese. This book is a collection of the crowning glory of the Straits Chinese – their jewellery.

He has, over the years, amassed a substantial amount of beautiful old jewellery that once belonged to the Baba families of Penang, Malacca and Singapore. Some of these rare and wonderful pieces have dressed prominent Baba families and their nyonyas. These priceless heirlooms are repositories of the fortunes and standing of Peranakan families of the British Straits Settlements in Penang, Malacca and Singapore.

And as much as this jewellery has given pleasure to its original owners, the collection and the stories in this book allow readers to enjoy these exquisite treasures and be warmed by the glow and the beauty captured in these pieces from over a hundred years ago.

 

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Peter Soon, the man behind the Pinang Peranakan Mansion and the Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum in Malacca and Penang is an avid collector of rare and beautiful antiques and artefacts of the Peranakan Chinese. This book is a collection of the crowning glory of the Straits Chinese – their jewellery.

He has, over the years, amassed a substantial amount of beautiful old jewellery that once belonged to the Baba families of Penang, Malacca and Singapore. Some of these rare and wonderful pieces have dressed prominent Baba families and their nyonyas. These priceless heirlooms are repositories of the fortunes and standing of Peranakan families of the British Straits Settlements in Penang, Malacca and Singapore.

And as much as this jewellery has given pleasure to its original owners, the collection and the stories in this book allow readers to enjoy these exquisite treasures and be warmed by the glow and the beauty captured in these pieces from over a hundred years ago.

 

 

Publisher: Pinang Peranakan Mansion Sdn. Bhd.

Hardback

2014

ISBN: 9789671069028