THAI ANTIQUE BENJARONG BOWL WITH 8 CELESTIAL BUDDHIST FIGURES, 19th C.
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A fine ANTIQUE THAI BENJARONG BOWL, depicting 8 celestial Buddhist images. Made specially to order in China (Famille Noire) by the Siamese Royalty/Court and Nobility. Benjarong signifies 5-Colours in Thai. The interior of this magnificent bowl is Emerald Green and has a Center Medallion as well as fine polychrome floral decor on the top rim. The outside has Norasinghs and alternating Thepanom Angels as well as floral/foliage decor on a black background. Condition: overall good, small inconsequential inside hairline, not extending to the outside. Size: 7 1/8" diameter x 3 1/2" height ( 18 cm. x 9 cm.). Provenance: From a US expatriate collector living in Peking at the time.