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Ginger jar

1985.182AB (RS118563)

Description

White clay body w/ modified celadon glaze. Slightly swelled cylindrical jar form, rounding shoulders and terminating at short cylindrical neck w/ simple round mouth. Flat recessed bottom. Underglaze blue "willow" pattern, broadly painted w/ boats on water and horse and tree scenic motif. Neck area w/ brown matte glaze. Electrified w/ a glass cylinder fitted to electrical cord which feeds into mouth of jar. No damage to ceramic body from adaptation of jar to lamp. White satin shade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1870
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
ginger jars
JAR, GINGER
porcelain
Porcelain
Willow
willow (wood)
Dimensions
7.125 x 6.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.182AB
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24954

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