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Bencharong Porcelain Bowl, 18th C. For Royal Thai.
Museum quality Chinese export BENCHARONG porcelain Bowl for Royal Thai family, 1725-1850.The last Kings of Ayuthaya were important promoters of commissioned porcelain, their method of asserting authority was to tour the country in style. The porcelain, specially made in Jingdezhen, in Thai shapes and with Thai decorations, was for use during banquets in monasteries and government houses, known to collectors as BENCHARONG ware. The rich over glaze palette combines green, red,blue, black and turquoise with white, as well as some yellow. The style of painting on the ware is unique. This polychrome BENCHARONG bowl with Thai-style tall,splayed feet, was made in Jingdezhen China circa 1725-1850, the body are decorated with celestial figures in the Norasingh style of Thailand in red,pink,green blue and white enamels and some gold gilt over a black ground. It is in very good condition, no cracks,no hairlines, size: 3 inches Ht and 7 inches wide.A similar piece of bowl can be seen in Princessehof Museum, old Dutch collection, from a marine recovery in the Gulf of Thailand dated c.1728. And a nearly identical piece is on display in the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg.