Thai Benjarong Pattern Lidded Urn – Hand Painted In Gold On Blue – 8.5″ Tall

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Benjarong is a type of Thai painted porcelain. The name means ‘five colors’ though often consisting of 3 to 8 colors. For decoration, repetitive geometric or flower-based forms are usually used and the design moreoften named after the decoration base name and a background colour (for example, Phum Kao Bin on dark blue).

Applied and overglazed coloured enamels are used that create a swelling effect over the surface of the piece. Production is incredibly labour-intensive due to each color being applied individually and the piece being kiln fired after the application of each color. Firing brightens the colors and contributes greatly to its beauty. Gold is also often used in painting the porcelain.

Allegedly, The earliest trace of Benjarong ever recorded is back to the Ming dynasty in China (1368–1644 A.D.). In the reign of Xuande Emperor (1425-1435 A.D.) Benjarong was invented at Zhejiang province. Production is a process known to only small communities of Thai artists which have passed down the knowledge from generation to generation. The artisan who makes Benjarong has to be very skillful and careful. The production process needs skilled labour. How the Benjarong is made and how the patterns are painted is considered glamorous and all are allegedly thought of as masterpieces.

(Source Of Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjarong)

Approx Size: Daimeter – 8″ (20cm) x Height 8.5″ (21.5cm)
Item Weight: 1.162 Kg

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Benjarong
is a type of Thai painted porcelain. The name means ‘five colors’ though often consisting of 3 to 8 colors. For decoration, repetitive geometric or flower-based forms are usually used and the design moreoften named after the decoration base name and a background colour (for example, Phum Kao Bin on dark blue).

Applied and overglazed coloured enamels are used that create a swelling effect over the surface of the piece. Production is incredibly labour-intensive due to each color being applied individually and the piece being kiln fired after the application of each color. Firing brightens the colors and contributes greatly to its beauty. Gold is also often used in painting the porcelain.

Allegedly, The earliest trace of Benjarong ever recorded is back to the Ming dynasty in China (1368–1644 A.D.). In the reign of Xuande Emperor (1425-1435 A.D.) Benjarong was invented at Zhejiang province. Production is a process known to only small communities of Thai artists which have passed down the knowledge from generation to generation. The artisan who makes Benjarong has to be very skillful and careful. The production process needs skilled labour. How the Benjarong is made and how the patterns are painted is considered glamorous and all are allegedly thought of as masterpieces.

(Source Of Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjarong)

Approx Size: Daimeter – 8″ (20cm) x Height 8.5″ (21.5cm)
Item Weight: 1.162 Kg

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