Bencharong Ware Jar (tho)Artist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date19th centuryMedium & Supportporcelain with overglaze enamel paintingDimensions
7 7/8 in. x 7 1/16 in. x 7 1/16 in. ( 20 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm )Credit LineGift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art CollectionSubject 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.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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