Chinese snack tray set

This covered container, fitted with shallow porcelain dishes, was brought over by the donor’s grandparents when they migrated from China to Singapore in the early 20th century. Called a cuanhe (攒盒) or cuanpan (攒盘), such compartmentalised boxes or trays have also been referred to as the "Tray of Togetherness". They typically have six or eight compartments (sometimes nine as in this example) for different snacks and are used by Chinese families to serve visitors during the Lunar New Year.