Ginger jar

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1870

GUSN

GUSN-24954

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

Descriptive Terms

ginger jars
porcelain
willow (wood)
Porcelain
Willow
JAR, GINGER

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7.125 x 6.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.182AB