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Bencharong Ware Jar (tho)


Artwork Details

Bencharong Ware Jar (tho)
19th century
porcelain with overglaze enamel painting
7 7/8 in. x 7 1/16 in. x 7 1/16 in. ( 20 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm )
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection


Subject Matter:

Bencharong ware ceramic jars for food offering, flowers, or incense. Made in China for the export market.

Physical Description:

Covered ceramic jar with brilliantly colored overglaze enamel painting in repreating floral patterns. A small base curves into a deep, wide bowl with a flaring mouth, in which the lid rests. The lid can be turned upside down to provide a shallow bowl, the base of which (or topmost portion of the lid) is encircled by gold and green bands.

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