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Food & Drink
European
Decorative Arts ➔ Tea Caddy

Identifier:
200956
Description:
Creamware with brown transfer images commemorating the liberation of the Netherlands from France in 1813. Matching tea cups from another source with accession number 145379. No lid.;Part of a larger ceramic set, "Freedom Land".;Matches 2 tea cups from different source. Wedgwood manufacture, but decorated in the Netherlands
Date:
1813 – 1815
Materials:
Transfer, Lead-glazed Earthenware, Ceramic
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Herrick, Ruth
Related Entities:
Wedgwood (creator) Estate of Ruth Herrick (donor)
Alternate names: Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.