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Ginger Jar / Temple Jar, Japanese Gold Imari, Porcelain, Vintage

Ginger Jar / Temple Jar, Japanese Gold Imari, Porcelain, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Ginger Jar, Oriental Imari with Bird, Japanese Porcelain
  • Made in Japan
  • Vintage:  1970's - 1980's
  • Details:  This is a wonderful Gold Imari Temple Jar (most people know this shape as a Ginger Jar and/or Lidded Vase).  The colors are very bright and cheerful, there are gold accents all around including the lid and finial which are also adorned with cherry blossoms, orchids and other flowers around the rim.  There is wonderful detail, and so many symbols of good-will on this piece, see below for more on the meaning of these.  It is made of very fine porcelain, it's very translucent, Hand Wash ONLY.  Perfect Oriental accent and it's in perfect condition for gift giving.
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  6 1/8 inches Tall with lid, (4.5 inches without the lid).  Approx. 4.25 inches in Diameter at its widest point.
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are no chips, cracks, or scratches.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 

Patterns and Meaning on this vase:  There's the "Hishi" pattern (red diamonds outlined in green) which is a Japanese pattern of prosperity and grand generativity (to provide care and concern for younger and older generations).  The dark blue section with gold swirls is the "Karakusa" pattern which symbolizes luck, prosperity, and eternity.  The white flowers throughout the piece is "Kiku" (Chrysanthemums) which symbolize longevity and rejuvenation, these are very special flowers in Japan, given their close ties to the Imperial family.  There's more patterns in the center decoration like the little red Ume (Plum blossom)  which is associated with luck, nobility, purity, devotion, refinement, and protection against evil.  The large Orchid in the center is associated with prosperity and rarity, because they are not native to Japan, and originally only available to the Imperial family.  There's much more but we think there's enough here to give you some insight into what makes this a very special and remarkable decorative piece. 

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