Jar and Cover, China / Thailand. Museum no. 8&A-1883.

Jar and Cover, China / Thailand. Museum no. 8&A-1883.

Jar and Cover
China / Thailand
about 18th Century
Porcelain (Bencharong) and enamel colours
Height 24cm, diameter 18.5cm
Museum no. 8&A-1883

Bencharong was a class of porcelain made in China exclusively for export to the Thai court between the late 17th and early 20th century. Though made in China the designs used are typically Thai. Here they include praying celestial figures or 'Thepanom', the combination man/lion/deer or 'Norasingh' and flames or 'Kranok'.