Large Water Jar

Date: 18th century
Origins: Serang, West JAva
Category: Terracotta
Dimensions: H. 53 cm; D. 28.5 cm.



Terracotta items were mainly found in West Java, in places such as Tangerang, Serang and Banten. Urns and vases were particularly popular and were used in ornamental gardens by wealthy Indonesian landlords and affluent Dutch and Chinese people in Jakarta. Although they are European in style, they were made by Chinese craftsmen living in Indonesia, and Chinese influence is reflected in the floral relief.