Antique Chinese Qing dynasty Bencharong Landscape Plate, 19th Century
Scroll down for a complete description. Antique Chinese Qing dynasty Bencharong Landscape Plate, 19th Century. This type of Chinese export porcelain that was specifically made for the Southeast Asian market, particularly for the Thai market, during the 19th century. Bencharong porcelain is known for its vibrant colors, intricate designs, and detailed enameling, which make it highly collectible and prized by collectors. The term "Bencharong" is derived from the Thai language, where "bencha" means "five colors, " referring to the predominant use of five colors in the enameling of these porcelains. The colors typically used in Bencharong porcelain include red, green, yellow, blue, and black, which are applied using enamel pigments onto a white porcelain base. One of the distinctive features of Chinese Bencharong porcelain is its intricate designs. These porcelains often feature elaborate motifs such as flowers, birds, dragons, and auspicious symbols, which are meticulously hand-painted in enamel colors. The designs are typically intricate and detailed, reflecting the skill and craftsmanship of the Chinese artisans who produced them. Chinese Bencharong porcelain was highly popular in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand, during the 19th century. They were used for various purposes, including as ceremonial and decorative objects, as well as for practical use in daily life. Bencharong porcelain was often commissioned by the Thai royal court and the wealthy elite, and they were used in important ceremonies, religious rituals, and as gifts to foreign dignitaries. Today, antique Chinese Bencharong porcelain is highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts for its historical and artistic significance. These porcelains are relatively rare, as they were produced in limited quantities for a specific market during a particular period. Height : 3.2 cm / 1.25 in. Diameter : 15.1 cm / 5.94 in. The item is in generally good condition, with a minor repair on the rim. We kindly request that you refer to the multiple photographs provided for a detailed visual assessment. We make every effort to accurately describe each item that we offer. Please ask us all the questions or get second opinions on items you are interested. And please read the descriptions and view the photos carefully. Many thanks for your understanding.