This vintage Chinese ginger jar features the classic bulbous body, all hand painted in a gorgeous coral orange-red and green. Porcelain Chinese ginger jars got their names because they often contained ginger when exported to the West. They were originally used to store perishable supplies such as spices, although some were made for decorative purposes. I have seen examples of the color palette and design indicating it is from the Qing Dynasty era. This one came to me via an estate of a couple who first traveled to China in the early 1970s, according to their daughter. The geometric star-like design around the mouth strikes a contrast with the floral vine-like design of the body. The colors are bright and bold, perfect to stand out among a set of ginger jars or in a vintage vignette.
Measures about 5" in diameter at the most bulbous section and stands about 5" tall. Weighs 1.3 pounds unpacked and will be reinforced for shipping. There is some discoloration ringing the mouth, probably caused by the lid on top. There is NO LID now, as it had been broken and thrown away, according to the estate.
For the bohemian home.
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