Posted on May 14 2020
The Chelsea House showroom had so much to look at this season. I was excited to see the continuation of their other lines as well in addition to the new line by Shayla Copas. Chelsea House continues to push the envelope with modern traditional items. Updating each piece in ways that feel fresh to the client.
I've gotten lots of questions about Ginger Jars and Urns (for this post I am going to call temple jars and other ceramics of this genre all ginger jars) lately so I took a good amount of photos of the many AMAZING varieties that Chelsea House has. The pricing of a ginger jar can be puzzling if you don't know what you are looking for. It usually comes down to a few things, glaze (the higher the quality the less of a dullness), hand-painted, size, and if it is new, vintage, or an antique. I will NOT go into vintage and antiques today BUT if you are interested in that PLEASE do let me know. Here is a post that includes a glimpse into antique ginger jars.
The above urns are a great example of a matte finish that has a wonderfully updated traditional feel. The variety of sizes lend them to the designer using different pieces to create a clustered look. Below is a close up of the urns finish. Here you can see the great attention to detail and the variation of the shades of blue in the design.
Although we often think of blue and white when looking at ginger jars I personally love it when other vibrant colors and modern patterns are used like in the photos below.