Chinese ginger jar, herbs and spices; unknown maker; ?; RX.1998.9.1

Name/Title

Chinese ginger jar, herbs and spices

About this object

Most likely brought to the Otago region with the Chinese miners who settled in the area. These jars originally known as 'Guan' were known as 'Ginger Jars' to the western world. They were used to store herbs and spices.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

?

Period

unknown

Place Made

Asia, China

Medium and Materials

processed material, ceramic, pottery

Inscription and Marks

A scene is painted around the side of the jar and would have been done prior to glazing. The base has four Chinese characters, meaning is not known.

Measurements

h 100mm x diam 100mm
276g

Object Type

containers

Object number

RX.1998.9.1

Copyright Licence  

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Tags
Chinese
Gold Rush
Herbs
Mining
Pottery
Spices

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