Bencharong ware was produced exclusively for the Thai market during the Ayutthaya period and throughout the nineteenth century. Many people believed that Thais ordered white-glazed ware from China, which was then decorated by Thai artisans, and then sent back to China for final production under the supervision of Thai artisans.Therefore, Thai Bencharong ware had typical Thai designs and motifs.
The word Bencharong, meaning "five colors", was the name of a ceramic group enameled with three to eight colors. The five most popular colors used on early ware were red, yellow, black, white and green, while other colors employed to decorate Bencharong ware of the later period were pink, green,purple, blue and reddish yellow.
Lai Nam Thong Ware
Lai NamThong ware was introduced after the fall of Ayutthaya and became most popular during the reign of King Rama II of the Chakri Dynasty. Use of gold was the principle difference between Lai Nam Thong and Bencharong. On Lai Nam Thong, the gold was used in conjunction with enamels as a background, or added as decorative touches, outlines, or accents.