Earthenware stirrup cup with sgraffito design and celadon glaze. A chrysanthemum blossom decorates the tapered base of the cup, and widens into a large middle register with four stylized chrysanthemum medallions. The cup curves back inward toward the rim of the cup, decorated with a fret pattern just below.
It is a porcelain carafe with blue underglazing, with design of stylized acronym of King Rama V of Thailand (1868-1910), his name and reign in medallions with bat motifs and ribbons, and flower and leaf scrolls.
Blue-and-white ceramics in Chinese style such as this were created in China (possibly Jingdezhen, the center of Chinese ceramic production) during the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910) and used by members of the royal family. They were decorated in a variety of patterns and includes inscriptions along with motifs, and repetitive patterns of the highly stylized initials of Rama V. The bat motif is traditionally a popular design in China, because the pronunciation of the character for “bat” (fu) is identical to that for “blessing.”