Small pot with lid having an oriental look

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Small pot with lid having an oriental look

Post by Claj007 on November 13th 2018, 11:06 pm

Can anyone identify this pot, country of origin, year. It has no writing on it at all

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Post by NaomiM on November 14th 2018, 12:12 am

Looks like an old ginger jar from China. Made in vast quantities since the Ming dynasty so quite common, but rarer to find one with a lid. Maybe 19thC

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Post by Claj007 on November 14th 2018, 1:58 am

Thank you. I had no idea of its use...
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Post by NaomiM on November 14th 2018, 10:00 am

They are called ginger jars but I believe they were mainly used for shipping tea

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