Ginger Jar

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1830

GUSN

GUSN-4773

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

Descriptive Terms

ginger jars
porcelain
underglazing
Canton (Chinese painting style)
Porcelain
Underglazed
Canton
JAR, GINGER

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

1977.860ABC

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Canton, China

Dimensions

6 (H), 5.125 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.860A-C