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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Food & Drink
Asian ➔ Ginger Jar, No Lid

Ceramic jar with gold dragon decorations. Along the top and bottom are blue designs. Mixed in with the gold on the dragons are multicolored floral-like designs.;Arita ware in the imari style. Identified by Laurie Barnes, Associate Curator, The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; tel: 313.833.1718.;1) Side of jar: Masking tape still applied with 3.00 price. |
1910 – 1940
3.75" h 3" w 3" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Herrick, Ruth

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.
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