In 1893, the Nickersons visited the World's Columbian Exposition where nations came to proudly represent their art and culture. The Japanese Pavilion displayed large decorative bronze vessels made by Japanese artisans who incorporated images that might appeal more to Western taste rather than reflect true Japanese aesthetic. And, the Westerners loved it.
Three vessels came home with the Nickersons as souvenirs and are part of the Driehaus Museum collection today. Dragons, Lohan warriors, and monkeys are part of the intricate design on these large jars.
Our Monkey Jar is a wonderfully functional nod to this fascinating historic souvenir and an image Westerners still love to incorporate in home décor today!
- Material: ceramic (food safe)
- Dimensions: 9.5"W x 8"D x 9"H