My aunt had given this ginger jar to my grandmother years ago and then sent it to me recently. After taking Robert Johnson's workshop I read his book again and found that he had the same ginger jar in his paintings. The ginger jar must have been popular in Virginia because that is where Robert and my aunt live. A few weeks ago I was looking at one of the art magazines and had seen that Elizabeth Robbins had one and also another artist. Boy, is that thing popular. I can believe it because its fantastic to paint. It has such an old look about it. My aunt told me that originally when she bought the ginger jar it had candy in it. You would never have guessed that the way everyone paints it. Thank you Aunt Judy for the ginger jar. I will be painting it again.