Jar, Ginger; unknown maker; 1870s?; 422
Jar, GingerAbout this object
This Chinese ginger jar was found at the Welshmans Gully Chinese settlement near Waikaia.
It may have come from the dwelling of the Commissioner for Chinese affairs who lived halfway up the hill at Welshman's Gully.
The glaze for such jars was made from ground glass mixed with mud from the Pearl River and it is likely that these jars were associated with the storage and shipment of more luxurious foodstuffs, such as cassis or preserved ginger.
processed material, ceramic, potteryMeasurements
h 84 mm x diam 100 mmSubject and Association Keywords
Mahon collectionCredit Line
From the collection of Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc.Object Type
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