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Pukaw jars were imported from China during the late Ching Dynasty.
In the West they were always referred to as ginger jars, since they were probably originally used to hold ginger preserves in China.
In the Philippines, however, the large ones were usually utilized as containers for sugar by the lowlanders, while the Cordillera tribes used them for storing tapuy (rice wine). The jars are provided with two pairs of ears that once held rattan handles for ease in lifting them.
The ears are in the form of elephant heads with their trunks forming the ears.
The bodies of the jars are painted in polychrome with either leafy sprays of pink or mauve chrysanthemums with a flying phoenix or with horizontal rows of the same flowers with leaves.
The shoulders are decorated with a cobalt blue diaper pattern with reserves painted foliar sprays in polychrome.
Source: The Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2016 by León Gallery
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