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A covered jar of white glass with green overlay

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19th century
Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.)
Diameter: 5 in. (12.9 cm.)

A covered jar of white glass with a recessed foot, decorated with transparent green overlay depicting a continuous scene of a fisherman and farmers, houses, a bridge, a willow tree, a pine tree, flying magpies, lingzhi, and rockwork, the shoulder bordered by a band of ruyi lappets, the cover decorated with a large peony flower.

For a similar jar, see Hui (2000), cat. no. 129. This type of vessel is commonly known as a "ginger" jar in the West. As Mr. Hui explains, the purpose of these jars was initially decorative, but with time they were used to preserve ginger for the export market.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 62

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