Jar, Ginger; unknown maker; 1870s?; 422

Name/Title

Jar, Ginger

About 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.

Maker

unknown maker

Date Made

1870s?

Period

1870

Place Made

Asia, China

Place Made

Asia, China, Canton province, Zhu Jiang / Pearl River

Medium and Materials

processed material, ceramic, pottery

Measurements

h 84 mm x diam 100 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Chinese gold seekers

Subject and Association Keywords

Chinese pottery

Collection

Mahon collection

Credit Line

From the collection of Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc.

Object Type

containers

Object number

422

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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