A Bencharong bowl intricately decorated in enamels with panels featuring thepanom alternating with depictions of norasingh, all set against a dark ground with flames, the interior decorated with celestial figures in the Norasingh style on a black ground with fire scrolls. 18c
2-5/8" x 8"
Bencharong was a class of porcelain made in China exclusively for export to the Thai court between the late 17th and early 20th century. Though made in China the designs used are typically Thai. Here they include praying celestial figures or 'Thepanom', the combination man/lion/deer or 'Norasingh' and flames or 'Kranok'.