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Lidded Benjarong Porcelain Gilded Mug and Saucer, 'Thai Majesty'

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Lidded Benjarong Porcelain Gilded Mug and Saucer, 'Thai Majesty'

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In the gorgeous tradition of Benjarong handicrafts, this porcelain mug and saucer feature regal floral motifs that are painted by hand with real gilt that excellently complements a cobalt blue hue. Thai artisan Panida Tamjun creates this lovely set, complete with a peaked lid that rests atop the cup.

Made in Thailand

  • Porcelain, gilt
  • Free of lead and toxins
  • Hand wash only
  • Not for use in microwave oven
  • Colors and/or color placement may vary
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 0.56 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
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Panida Tamjun

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Panida Tamjun from Thailand.

 

Meet the Artist

Panida Tamjun

Panida Tamjun

"There's no exact date when Benjarong crafts began. The Benjarong we create is a glazed pottery painted with five enamel colors, which include black, white, yellow, red and green."

"I'm Panida Tamjun from Southern Thailand. I was a professor at a technical college in Bangkok. My husband is an... engineer and worked in a factory.

"Benjarong-style porcelain is beautiful. In ancient times, Benjarong was created only for the royal court and aristocracy. One day, my husband and I went to visit a friend in an artisan village where traditional Thai Benjarong porcelain is made. During that trip, I learned about the process of crafting Benjarong porcelain. I was very excited when I began painting patterns and became passionate about this craft. Since then, my husband and I have been interested in Benjarong.

"My husband and I spent every holiday learning and practicing for three years until we became experts. We were confident we could earn enough for our family and live a happy life by making and selling Benjarong porcelain. In 2004, we decided to quit our jobs and set up a workshop to produce Benjarong. We also organized a small group of people from our community. The members spend their time after work to be trained on how to draw Benjarong patterns to earn extra income.

"The main feature of my craft is the pattern. I utilize the batik patterns common in Southern Thailand fabric in my Benjarong, which makes my creations colorful and represents the regional artistic identity through its pattern. Besides general porcelain items, we also create a trophy cup.

"Currently, our group has opened a learning center for people interested in this craft, including tourists, so that we can maintain and preserve this unique Thai art form.

"There's no exact date when Benjarong crafts began. The Benjarong we create is a glazed pottery painted with five enamel colors, which include black, white, yellow, red and green. We also use pink, purple, brown and orange. Our popular patterns include traditional Thai motifs, lotus, Chinese cabbage, flowers and mythical animals. The artisan creating the Benjarong has to be very skillful and careful.

"Some evidence from an archaeological piece found in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand, depicts a pattern and color similar to Chinese wares and it is believed to have been made and ordered from China since that ancient era. Thai people could also order plain white porcelain to paint their own patterns and then send the piece back to China to be fired to complete the process. If it was for the royal court, it needed to be diligently created and the artisan would closely control the firing process.

"To create Benjarong, we start by drawing motifs on white porcelain. We then paint within the lines and fire the pieces in a kiln. I currently create a wide range of items designed for daily use. It is an opportunity to present my crafts around the world and to earn income for our group members. I hope you will support us. Thank you very much."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

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Belt with buckle

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