Benjarong Bowl & Lid with Box

porcelain

R-152-6-BOX

Benjarong is the name of the royal porcelain of Thailand, wears the grace of Thai culture through each carefully placed brushstroke. In the early Rattanakosin period, Benjarong porcelain items were highly prized and used only in the Royal household and upper-class Thai families.
The word Benjarong, meaning five colors’, was originally made in China, handcrafted from clay, fired in charcoal ovens, and finished in fine gold plating. Each piece consists of hand-applied, real gold masks laid over the white ceramic, enabling the artist to produce a tactile, detailed Thai pattern around the gold, using at least five colors. Felt covered wood box included:

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Benjarong Bowl & Lid with Box 6″

With delicate color patterns hand-painted on the surface, this national treasure has its origins in the Ming dynasty. Urai Taeng-Eim has just finished working out new designs of Benjarong tableware to match her city clients’ tastes. Among her new offerings are saucers big enough to hold a snack or a cookie when it’s time for tea or coffee.

“I just want the Benjarong to be used in everyday life, not just as a luxury ornament that stands in a glass cabinet or a display window,” said Mrs Urai, 56, who was instrumental in establishing the Don Kai Dee Benjarong Village, a small community in tambon Don Kai Dee in Samut Sakhon’s Krathum Baen district that specialises in Benjarong porcelain.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in

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