A Temple Jar is shaped with a wide mouth, a domed lid and a bulging, bulbous spherical hand painted body.
When it comes to jars and urns with respect to home decor, there’s been a certain trend that seems to have been catching up. That of Temple Jars! You may not be familiar with the name but chances are, you've seen them at some of your life.
Estimated to be thousands of years old, these jars originated in China in the Qin Dynasty and were placed in temples. In the 19th Century, they began being exported to Europe as decorative objects.
If you’re someone who’s fascinated by this trend but still unsure as to how to incorporate them into your decor, well worry no more! We’ve got your back. Here are some of our favourite picks with a few modern renditions or jars and urns to deck up your decor -
Imperial Landscape - Blue & White Temple Jar
The Imperial Landscape Temple Jar features a whole scene painted on its surface.
The Lotus - Celadon Temple Jar
Features the effervescent glow of Celadon.
Augusta - Hand Painted Stunning Yellow Temple Jar
Temple jars are mostly identified by their blue and white designs but the fact is that this isn’t the only combination that they come in. Our Augusta Stunning Yellow Temple Jar is a perfect example of that.
Victorian Lidded Temple Jar
Traditional temple jars exhibit Oriental design and elements on the surface. Our Victorian Temple Jar shows how European design interprets Oriental design - a very compelling example of Chinoiserie Decor.
The Admiral - Porcelain Temple Jar
Usually Temple jars are made of Ceramic, however, our Admiral Temple Jar is made of porcelain. The porcelain is fine and has exhibits translucent, milky white hue under a light. The Admiral features a brass ring as the lid top, giving a unique twist to the traditional lid.
Blue & White Chinoiserie Temple Jar w/ Gold Details
The Blue & White Chinoiserie Temple Jar jar breaks from tradition with its modern, polished gold-plated details. The temple jar boasts of elegant florals on a blue-hued surface, which plays cool counterpart to the gold plating on the base, rim and lid handle. The majestic silhouette creates an aura of bonafide luxury.
There’s no right or wrong way to display a set of ginger jars. You can simply put them all in the same place or you can spread them around the room. You can also display them together with other decorations such as small sculptures, vases or books.