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Title

Toh jar decorated with coloured flowers in vertical patterns


Artist

Bencharong ware

Thailand


About

Bencharong wares in particular reflect Thai taste. "Bencharong" is a form of five-coloured overglaze enamel ware, the name being derived from the Sanskrit 'panch' meaning "five" and 'rang', meaning "colour". Such wares reflect the Indianizing influences in Thai art: the decoration has its origins in the densely applied motifs of Indian art in which surfaces are completely covered with pattern in a regular and repetitive style.

Wares such as this piece were made for everyday use, initially only by the court but later more widely. The 'toh' jar is a water jar.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, March 1984.


Details


Place where the work was made

Thailand


Period

Rama I Period 1782 - 1809 → Thailand


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with various enamel decoration on green background


Dimensions

19.3 x 14.4 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr F. Storch 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

67.1984


Artist information

Bencharong ware

Works in the collection

14


Place

Where the work was made
Thailand