Bencharong Ware Jar (tho)

Accession Number

Bencharong Ware Jar (tho)


Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
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 )

Credit Line
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.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area

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2 Related Resources

(Part of: Tremel Ceramic Production Collection)

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ FFW, 2nd floor ➜ 217 (Gallery of South, Southeast and Central Asian Art)