Best ginger jar

Timeless and elegant, traditional blue and white ginger jars have graced fireplace mantels, shelves, and bookcases for centuries.

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Adding a touch of chinoiserie to your home decor can offer an elegant element. Nothing says Chinese pottery more than traditional blue and white china. A carefully curated selection of ginger jars can completely transform a display area, with their aesthetically pleasing shape and design. We've carefully selected the best ginger jars, notable for their rounded shape, high-shouldered design, and domed lids. Here's our pick of the best ginger jars available now. 

Staff pick

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Creative Co-op decorative blue and white ceramic ginger jar

Available in two sizes

Our overall staff pick is a classic ginger jar. It features a blue and white, floral and foliage-inspired repeating pattern. It's made of ceramic materials and comes in two sizes. The smaller version measures in at 5.5-by-5.5-by-6.5 inches and the larger 6.3-by-6.3-by-8.25 inches. If you can afford to buy both, they look great grouped together. 

Spotty option

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Festcool blue and white porcelain flowers covered jar

A modern twist

We love that this Chinese jar takes a traditional ginger jar motif, a lotus blossom style flower, and juxtaposes it with a bold, modern dotty design. This jar has a traditional small mouth that is typical for authentic ginger jars. This porcelain jar has dimensions of 5.5-by-6.5 inches.  

Faded looks

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Mud Pie small floral stamped ginger jar

Hand-stamped design

This gently rounded jar has a delicate, slightly faded floral design offering a lovely vintage look. The pattern is hand stamped, so every jar will be slightly different. Both the removable lid and the jar are made of durable stoneware. This jar is 7.5-inches tall and approximately 5-inches wide. 

Willow pattern

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Handmade blue and white porcelain ginger jar

With a wooden stand

Reminiscent of the Chinese willow pattern, this is a striking ginger jar that's elevated by a decorative wooden base. The porcelain is off-white, with an attractive crackled-glaze effect that suggests age. This is a larger option than most ginger jars, measuring 8-by-8-by-9.5 inches. 

Dark blue hue

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Festcool blue and white porcelain cherry blossom covered jar

Cherry blossoms and plum flowers

Designed to look antique, this ginger jar has a heavier blue hue than usual. This means it would look fabulous when positioned next to other, more traditional ginger jars. The floral design depicts cherry blossom and plum flowers. This jar has average dimensions of 5.5-by-6.5-inches. 

Lotus flower pattern

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Goodman and Wife decorative blue and white lotus pattern porcelain storage container

Ming-era reproduction

This handsome ginger jar combines a classic meander border with a reproduction of a Ming-era lotus flower pattern. The result is striking. This jar is available in a small size of 4-inches tall and 3-inches wide, and a larger size measuring 3.5-by-5.5-inches. 

Tall boy

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Creative Co-op blue and white decorative ginger jar

Great for grouping

This ginger jar from the Creative Co-op moves away from the traditional high-shoulder, tapered shape of the classic examples, but is still a strong option to include as part of a collection. We like the faded repeating pattern, which is very subtle. This is a tall choice, measuring 8.5-by-13-inches. 

Designer option

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FantasticDecor blue and white a-line jar

Made of porcelain

Designed by Anthony Venetucci at A&B Home, this ginger jar features a strikingly simple transferware pattern, yet still manages to evoke classic Chinese design. It's made of porcelain and has a removable lid. This jar measures 6.5-by-7.75-inches. 

Made in Jingdezhen

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Festcool blue and white porcelain dancing lion covered jar

Depicting a traditional dance

This ginger jar is made in Jingdezhen, a famous porcelain-producing area in China that used to be under imperial control producing pottery for a series of emperors. It features a traditional dancing lion motif symbolizing the classic ritual performed at ceremonies. It measures 5.5-by- 6.5 inches.


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Legends of Asia decorative blue and white ancestor jar

Lovely landscape scene

This jar is hand-crafted and glazed, meaning every piece is unique. We're big fans of this ginger jar's instantly recognizable Chinese landscape design. This style would look great grouped with jars with a repeating pattern, providing an interesting contrast. The jar measures 9-inches tall. 

All about the jar

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Our overall staff pick is the Creative Co-op decorative blue and white ceramic ginger jar. With its high-shouldered shape and classic repeating blue and white pattern, it's the epitome of an authentic ginger jar. 

We're also fans of the Mud Pie small floral stamped ginger jar. This has a hand-stamped pattern that is a delicate shade of pale blue. This means the jar would look amazing grouped next to other jars with bolder designs. 

If you're looking for a ginger jar that is clearly a decorative option, do consider the Handmade blue and white porcelain ginger jar. This jar's wooden pedestal lends it an elegant grandness that would be lovely on a fireplace mantel. 

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