A PAIR OF CHINESE GINGER JARS WITH HANDPAINTED SCENES

 

Item: GL#-WP60

 

Price: $1,850.00

 

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These rare and beautiful ginger jars topped with foo dog finials originally belonged to Nashville music publishing legend Buddy Killen. Beyond their dreamy mint-blue base color, they feature beautiful paintings of the Canton Factories, a neighborhood that existed along the Pearl River, in Guangzhou (which Westerners called Canton), from about 1684 to 1856, as the sea trade of the West was cemented with China.

Such views of Canton were popular paintings that were once acquired by captains and merchants and documented important locations in trade. In the paintings on these ginger jars, one can see a variety of flags from countries that had outposts in Canton, including those of Great Britain, Holland, Finland and America. The paintings also appear to depict the nine-storied Flowery Pagoda and the Zenhai Tower, also known as the Five-Storied Pagoda, which was initially built in 1380.