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Ginger Jars

Chinese ginger jars first appeared in the Qin dynasty (221 - 206BC). Originally, Chinese ginger jars were used in transportation of rare spices, salts and herbs and as ginger became an important export to Europe in the late 18th century the jars became known as "ginger jars." In China these jars are called "guan" which translates to "jar."

Blue & white porcelain ginger jars are the most popular, but wucai glazed ginger jars, famille rose and orange ginger jars can also be found.