Ginger jars originated in China in the Qin Dynasty and it began being exported to Europe in the 19th century. Ginger jars weren’t always this popular and they weren’t always called ginger jars. Originally, ginger jars were used for storing and transporting spices in Ancient China. But nowadays, ginger jars are very appreciated by porcelain collectors who cherish them for their beautiful and intricate designs.
The true antique ginger jars are made of porcelain and it is usually hand-painted. Nowadays, these jars are no longer used for their intended purpose. They have become decorative objects such as vases or displayed as centerpieces or on fireplace mantels or even on shelves. Check out these 49 clever ways to decorate your space with ginger jars below to inspire you.