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Food
Decorative Arts ➔ Jar

Identifier:
202311
Description:
Jar with eight warriors riding on horses or running with swords, shields, and flags. There is an outline of mountain in the background. The scene is framed by a top geometrical band and a bottom vertical striped band. Orginally the jar would have had a lid.;Could also be Chinese. Could be a Fujin product. Identified by Laurie Barnes, Associate Curator, The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; tel: 313.833.1718.
Materials:
Japanese Colors, Ceramic, Ceramic
Dimensions:
5.25" h
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Dr. Ruth Herrick
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Estate of 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.
Related Place
Japan