Societe maestricht pottery dating
Wat Arun (locally known as Wat Chang) was built in the late 18 century, with further extension work continued between 18 during the reign of Rama III.
The historic Hunter [Robert Hunter], the pioneer of European trade in Siam, tried in the forties to make a fortune by selling cheap Staffordshire cups and saucers to the astonished Siamese, who professed the greatest interest in his wares, but utterly declined to purchase them.
From cast iron to ceramics During the Belgian revolution of 1830 and the period of mutiny afterwards (1830-1839) the family BOCH had already acquired a long tradition in the field of faience and a lot of strategic experience in anticipating politic and economic developments.
During a recent study trip to mainland Southeast Asia researching the local textile and ceramic traditions, twice I came across some 19th-century European ceramics in Bangkok. Direct shipments between Bangkok and Europe was rare.
First at the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum at Bangkok University where I had arranged to view some foreign trade ceramics found in Thailand. in 1956 or after, despite its beauty my curiosity naturally turned to the two spongeware dishes with maker’s marks impressed or printed on the base. Singapore and Hong Kong, both being British ports, had developed into major distribution centres for European trade goods in East Asia.
Among those European ceramic fragments, about 90% are transfer-printed earthenware and 10% spongeware.
Most of them are decorated with vegetal or geometric motifs, while figural motifs are scarce (Figs. I began to ponder why and since when, the Thai people used broken European ceramics to adorn one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in Bangkok.