(Thailand – )
Toh jar decorated with coloured flowers in vertical patterns
- Upper Asian gallery
- Further information
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.
- Place of origin
- Thailand: Rama I Period 1782–1809
- porcelain with various enamel decoration on green background
- 19.3 x 14.4 cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. not dated.
- Gift of Mr F. Storch 1984
- Accession number