Chinese Ginger Jar

Chinese Ginger Jar

Discover our collection of Chinese ginger jars for your home

Thanks to their distinctive shape and large size, Chinese ginger jars are perfect for adding an eye-catching focal point to your interiors. Here at Shimu we offer a wide range of decorative objects inspired by the simple style and elegance of oriental design. With stylish pieces to suit all tastes and budgets, our collection offers a wonderful way to introduce Chinese style into your home.


In the past ginger jars were, in fact, used to store a range of food stuffs including oil, dried herbs and spices. Their association was something which developed when they were used as vessels for the transportation of ginger to Europe.

Although many antique Chinese ginger jars are decorated with highly ornate and richly detailed designs, they would have originally been intended for use as everyday objects with an entirely practical purpose. Over time, however, they were increasingly appreciated as decorative pieces and would eventually become very collectable and sought after items from the 18th and 19th century onwards.

With their curved shape and unique high shoulders, ginger jars look equally stylish when used in traditional or contemporary interiors. A huge selection of designs are available; from iconic blue and white ginger jars, decorated with Chinese landscapes, birds, fish or floral designs, through to jars in bold solid colours. Ideal for use as accent pieces, ceramic jars can be grouped together to form an imposing collection, or alone to add interest.

Buy ceramic Chinese ginger jars from Shimu

Our collection of ceramics and decorative accessories includes a stunning selection of ceramic jars. From traditional rustic style oil jars, through to hand painted ginger jars and general jars in ornate designs, our range has the perfect piece for your home.

Stone jars are ideal for kitchen storage or for use as decorative objects outdoors (please note that they are not frost proof). Many of the stone jars we sell are antique pieces and as such are completely unique, making them perfect for brining a touch of history into your home. Thanks to their imposing size, we think oil jars look great as ornaments either indoors or outdoors.

In addition, we also offer an ever-changing collection of antique glazed stoneware jars which are available in a wide range of sizes and colours. Each piece is completely unique and thanks to their simple rustic design, are ideally suited to relaxed interior designs and informal living.

For something a little more ornate, why not take a look at our ornately decorated ginger jars and tea jars? Many feature the iconic blue and white patterns that remain so popular today, whilst some are finished in solid colours with distinctive crackle patterns.

Don’t forget that Chinese ginger jars also make stunning lamp bases! You’ll find that our collection of oriental-inspired lighting includes ceramic jars which have been transformed into elegant table lamps, perfect for adding warm lighting and a cosy, intimate feel to your interiors.

Shimu - the home of beautiful Chinese homewares and furniture


Alongside our collection of Chinese ceramics and decorative accessories we also offer a wide range of stunning antique and newly made Chinese furniture. Our antique furniture is sourced by us directly from China and is carefully chosen for the original beauty and unique patina it offers. Our Chinese classical furniture range features newly made pieces which are hand made and constructed using reclaimed hardwoods using traditional joinery techniques.

In addition, we also offer a wide range of stunning homewares including soft furnishings, lighting, decorative accessories, wall art, garden furniture and much more. To discover our range for yourself, why not visit our light and airy showroom in Albion Mills, Greengates, West Yorkshire? Alternatively, our fully product range is also available to buy online with convenient UK-wide home delivery.


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