Bowl and Cover, China/Thailand. Museum no. 361-1908.

Bowl and Cover, China/Thailand. Museum no. 361-1908.

Bowl and Cover
China / Thailand
Unknown date
porcelain
Height 20cm
Museum no. 361-1908

The name Bencharong derives from the Sanskrit "panch rang" or "five colours", relating to the typical number of colours combined on a single piece. Bencharong was made using a piece of white unglazed porcelain produced in the kilns of Jingdezhen. This was then transported to Guangzhou, where it was painted with enamel colours using Thai designs, before export to Thailand.