Chinese Thai Market 'Benjarong' Jar and Covered Jarlet. With gilt lacquered finial, late 19th/early 20th C. Painted in gilt with shou characters and floral sprigs. (Dia.7cm)
PROVENANCE: Estates Late Adolphe and Asra Alexander, a German-Thai couple involved with architecture, interior design and import-export merchant trading, initially operating in Bangkok they moved to Brisbane in 1960. Asra was the daughter of a German merchant living in Thailand whose company imported luxury European goods, and (with royal warrant) counted the Thai palace among their customers. Thence by descent - private collection, Canberra. Estimate $100-200
Condition: Small losses to finial lacquer.
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