The entire surface is enameled and painted very skillfully with designs based on Indo-Buddhist mythology. These wares were made of fine porcelain, probably in Jingdezhen, and were exported to the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) where they were primarily used by the king and his court. The enamels are of a famille rose type, thickly applied, and in the case of this fairly large bowl, very well-painted in the Siamese taste. The interior turquoise is of a particularly rich, deep bluish-green tone. The base and interior of the foot are clear glazed and are the only areas that are not completely covered in enamel. There is a bit of wear from use, as would be expected, but the overall condition is very good, with no cracks, chips or repairs.
Diameter: 7 in., Height: 3 5/8 in.