Skip to content

Search Collections

Ginger Jar

1977.860A-C (RS117153)

Description

A) Rounded form with shoulder sloping to narrow cylindrical neck; body decorated with underglaze blue landscape scene of pagoda, man fishing, boat, islands in background; broadly executed design; band of diagonal lines alternating direction around shoulder; very blue-tinted glaze on muddy body; B,C) Lids: circular form with straight sided neck and flat slightly overhanging top, decorated with abstract trees; two border bands on edge and side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1830
Location of origin
Canton, China
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
porcelain
underglazing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Canton
Canton (Chinese painting style)
ginger jars
JAR, GINGER
porcelain
Porcelain
Underglazed
underglazing
Dimensions
6 (H), 5.125 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.860A-C
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4773

Comments