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Thailand Anonymous,
Bowl, 18th c. - 19th c.
Glaze and enamels on Porcelain
3 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (9 x 17 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Period: Rattanakosin Period (1782 -present)
Credit Line: Gift of Richard L. Mellott
Accession Number: 2018.15.7

Rattanakosin period (1782—present), late 18th-early 19th century, Thailand, Bangkok, Bencharong kilns


Clay: white porcelain with brown specks. Glaze: body high- fired, covered with five colors of low-fired enamels.

Object Description
Outer surface divided into zones with red band at bottom and near top with petal designs, enclosing wide band with alternating figures of Thepphanom (Garuda, a mythical royal bird) and Norasingha (a minor Buddhist deity-part man, part lion and part deer), over a background of curving flames on a black ground.

Gift from Henry Ginsburg, 1980.

Notes of Richard Mellott

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