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Title

Jar 'toh prik'

Artist

Lai Nam Thong

Thailand

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Thailand
    Period
    Rama II Period 1809 - 1824 → Thailand
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with enamel decoration and gold finial
    Dimensions
    7.5 x 3.7 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Mr F. Storch 1984
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    69.1984.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Lai Nam Thong

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    Like Bencharong ware, Lain Nam Thon ware is a polychrome porcelain made in the city of Jingdezhen (the porcelain capital of China) and richly decorated to Thai tastes with bright enamel glazes. It is thought that Buddhist books and paintings were supplied as references and sent to Guangzhou merchants, who acted as intermediaries to the Chinese potters and decorators for foreign orders. As with Western orders, new, alien ceramic shapes were communicated by maquettes in wood or perhaps metal.

    After the fall of Autthaya to the Burmese in 1767 Lain Nam Thong wares superseded Bencharong wares as the exclusive wares of royalty. While closely related to Bencharong wares, Lain Nam Thon wares are distinguished by their use of gold in either the main pattern or background.

    Asain Art Department, AGNSW, Dec 2015

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Thailand

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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