Ginger Jar

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-6563

Description

Bulbous form tapering from rounded shoulders to circular bottom; cloisonne ginger jar form has black field with multi-colored floral decoration; domed lid has white spherical finial, held by metal pin knop; base has diaper of intertwined circles.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ginger jars
brass (alloy)
plate (material)
cloisonné
copper (metal)
diaper patterns
diaper (textile material)
enamel paint
diaper patterns
diaper (textile material)
floral patterns
Enamel
Brass
Cloisonne
Copper
Floral
Diaper
JAR, GINGER

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Dimensions

3.75 (H), 3.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1348AB