Taken in 1966, this photograph focuses on the Chinese-gateway to a terrace house at Emerald Hill Road, located off Orchard Road. The gateway showcases the typical features of a jian nian frieze, a technique where colourful ceramic pieces are cut and pasted to form decorative patterns or motifs. Other features inlcude casement windows and an upturned swallow-tail roof ridge. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.