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Jar with gold lid
Place of Origin: China, made for the Thai market
Place of Origin: Thailand
Date: approx. 1775-1875
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration; lid: gold with gemstones
Style or Ware: Bencharong ware
Dimensions: H. 3 in x Diam. 2 1/4 in, H. 7.6 cm x Diam. 5.7 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Warren Faus, Marvin Gordon, and Forrest Mortimer
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: 1995.44.a-.b
On Display: No

Description

Label: This small jar with a gold-covered lid probably was part of a cosmetic set for a court lady. Typically, such sets consisted of four or five similarly sized jars. Here the jar, made in China for the Thai market, is decorated with traditional Siamese floral and leafy motifs. Its lid is made of a thin sheet of gold (or gold alloy) over a kind of resin, and was decorated with small gemstones. Though the bowl was imported, the lid was made in Siam

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Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Label: This small jar with a gold-covered lid probably was part of a cosmetic set for a court lady. Typically, such sets consisted of four or five similarly sized jars. Here the jar, made in China for the Thai market, is decorated with traditional Siamese floral and leafy motifs. Its lid is made of a thin sheet of gold (or gold alloy) over a kind of resin, and was decorated with small gemstones. Though the bowl was imported, the lid was made in Siam
Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010