Vintage JAPANESE GINGER JAR Hand Painted Colored Slip Tracing Floral Designs Gold Trim. A small ginger jar, hand decorated in Japan, complete with colored slip tracing on its top as well as beautiful red and rose colored floral designs. We have here an impressive piece of porcelain. This post-war Japanese ginger jar is hand painted with striking floral patterns, and its top is hand done with colored slip tracing in an ornate, gold trimmed pattern. We believe the clay was fired with red, cobalt, and black iron oxide to produce a lasting decoration that is wonderful to look at. The bottom of the piece is marked’Kireina Foreign. This was a common makers mark on pottery produced in Japan immediately after the second world war. The The term is from the Japanese’Kirie na’ which means pretty. The use of the term Foreign was generally used following WWII in order not to identify the country of origin. This ginger jar is small measuring 4 1/4 inches tall and having a base of 2 inches. The item weighs 6.5 ounces. This ginger jar is in very good condition, has vibrant colors and has no cracks, chips, or crazing that we can find. This ginger jar would make a great addition to any Japanese-inspired decor. The item “Vintage JAPANESE GINGER JAR Hand Painted Colored Slip Tracing Floral Designs” is in sale since Friday, March 16, 2012. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques”. The seller is “gimbler” and is located in El Segundo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.