Lacquer trinket box, ivory  

Size: L 10cm x W 10cm x H 4cm, Weight: 240g
Material: Lacquer on Wood
There is a minimum order of 30 pieces

This mixed media piece is the first collaborative piece of artwork by differently-abled artist Douglas Leong, under a mentor/mentee arrangement.This mixed media piece showcases Singapore Shophouses along Koon Seng Road. This is the artist’s attempt to capture this slowly disappearing icon on paper. The art piece is further spiced with interesting bits of Straits Peranakan elements on the artwork. More Peranakan Notes at

The early Peranakans adopted a practice of incorporating expensive decorative ceramic tiles into the interior and exterior of their houses. Brought back with The Muse Project Ivory Collection exploring a modern twist to the classic Peranakan tiles.




Trinket box, shophouse on Peranakan tiles (pre-order)

  • Your lacquer product has 18 layers, please handle it with care, do not soak, but wipe with a damp cloth after use.It can not withstand high temperatures for serving food and hot dishes can not be placed directly onto it. If you are storing your lacquer product in an air-conditioned environment, store it flat with a weight on top for a couple of weeks. The multiple layers make it very durable and you will have years of use if you look after it correctly. Most of all enjoy your lacquer product and remember that it has been totally made by hand in Vietnam. There is no other piece exactly the same as yours.