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Ginger jar

Item Information

Title:
Ginger jar
Description:
White clay body w/ modified celadon glaze. Slightly swelled cylindrical jar form, rounding shoulders and terminating at short cylindrical neck w/ simple round mouth. Flat recessed bottom. Underglaze blue "willow" pattern, broadly painted w/ boats on water and horse and tree scenic motif. Neck area w/ brown matte glaze. Electrified w/ a glass cylinder fitted to electrical cord which feeds into mouth of jar. No damage to ceramic body from adaptation of jar to lamp. White satin shade.
Date:
1830–1870
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
porcelain
ginger jars
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
willow (wood)
Porcelain
Willow
Places:
MassachusettsEssex (county)Newbury
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.)
Extent:
7.125 in. x 6.125 in. (H x W); 13.75 in. (H)
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Notes:
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
Accession #:
1985.182AB
Identifier:
24954