wine jar

DIA300xH330mm, China

Stock up enough alcohol for the holiday ahead?
This traditional Chinese wine jar would probably be large enough to last till 2014!

Instead of using a large cork, the jar would have been sealed with a strong paper which is secured by a string.  Clay would be applied over the paper making it air tight.  This is where the saying of breaking off the clay seal for describing the act of drinking comes from.

Please don’t drink and drive.