Persimmon Ovoid Ginger Jar with Cartouche Paintings

c. 1920
$980 USD ON HOLD
Dimensions
H: 12.75" Dia: 8.25"
Materials
Porcelain
Collection #
ZZZ069A
Estimated Shipping
$75

This vase is the perfect example of enduring Chinese symbolism and design. Each side of the ginger jar bears a cartouche painting containing a picturesque scene. Attendants watch over young boys playing in a traditional garden, holding lotus branches, butterflies, and small charms. All of these motifs express wishes of prosperity and longevity to the intended family. The white frames of each panel open like windows against the matte persimmon base glaze, giving an impression of parting clouds to reveal the imagery within. Fired during a time when western influences were making inroads throughout China, this ovoid vase sought to reinforce fundamental aspects of Chinese culture.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Andrea Goldman | Andrea Goldman Design

“Over the years, I’ve incorporated many pieces from PAGODA RED into my designs. Not only can they balance new furnishings (and often new construction) by feeling more established, but the pieces emanate a sense of rich history, often leaving you wondering where they were in a previous life. These beautiful pieces carefully hand-selected by the team at PAGODA RED, coupled with their unbelievable customer service, make them a must-have for any home.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces