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potDIA230xH250mm, China

An old wine jar, one that would have been use at home, with the wine taken out from a ladle.

I particularly like the glazing on this jar, there seems to be a metallic gloss that is similar to the shine of a car’s body and of course the beige brush stroke on the lip of the jar.  Both of these seems to enhance on the texture of the wine.

 

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.