), The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.446. Flowers and young shoots. You can use it however you want. Last year for Thanksgiving I served a cranberry curd tart offered up by The New York Times. Apr 1, 2014 - Mountain Cranberry, Rock Cranberry, Lowbush Cranberry, Lingonberry, Cow-berry, or Partridgeberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) were picked, boiled, and stored in oil Fabergé’s inspiration for his flower studies is said to have come from the floral brooches of precious stones that were made in the 1700s for Catherine the Great as well as from the Japanese art of flower arranging, known as ikebana. Until 1881, the firm manufactured primarily jewelry for Saint Petersburg's aristocrats and wealthy elite. Nutrient-poor soils are tolerated but not alkaline soils. Preserved fruit is commonly eaten with meatballs, as well as potato pancakes. India Early Minshall [1885–1965], Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. In Sweden lingonberries are often sold as jam and juice, and as a key ingredient in dishes. Its white flowers bear sour but edible fruit that ripens to a brilliant red in fall. Swezey, Marilyn Pfeifer, Caroline de Guitaut, and Joyce Lasky Reed. This flower study depicts a lowbush cranberry or lingonberry. Its white flowers bear sour but edible fruit that ripens to a brilliant red in fall. They also produced luxurious accessories, jewelry, and hardstone sculptures. Lowbush blueberries are very cold-hardy plants, and most varieties grow in zones 3 to 6. Some are made of chalcedony in hues of milky white to represent unripe berries, while others appear in deep reddish agate to represent ripe ones. {{cite web|title=Flower Study of a Lowbush Cranberry or Lingonberry|url=https://clevelandart.org/art/1966.446|author=House of Fabergé|year=c. [27], The Nihithawak Cree use the berries of the minus subspecies to color porcupine quills, and put the firm, ripe berries on a string to wear as a necklace. [25] The Inupiat use the berries to make two different desserts, one where the berries are whipped with frozen fish eggs and eaten, and they mash raw berries with canned milk and seal oil. Hybrids between Vaccinium vitis-idaea and Vaccinium myrtillus, named Vaccinium × intermedium Ruthe, are occasionally found in Europe. [22] The Dakelh use the berries to make jam. Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. In Poland, the berries are often mixed with pears to create a sauce served with poultry or game. This was also a home remedy against scurvy. [27], The Anticosti people use the fruit to make jams and jellies. [11][12], There are at least 25 other common English names of Vaccinium vitis-idaea worldwide, including:[5]. At this time, we are not offering high-resolution TIFF images of detail or alternate views. Vaccinium vitis-idaea differs from the related cranberries in having white flowers with petals partially enclosing the stamens and stigma, rather than pink flowers with petals reflexed backwards, and rounder, less pear-shaped berries. To achieve a naturalistic effect of ripening fruit, Fabergé varied the coloring of the berries. They require soil that is high in organic matter, and they’ll grow best in sandy, well-drained soil. Fabergé’s flower studies were given as intimate gifts to friends by the tsarina and others in the court. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 29-December 31, 1967). They are used to make very good preserves. Maniilaq Association Traditional Nutrition Program, page 86, Kari, Priscilla Russe, 1985, Upper Tanana Ethnobotany, Anchorage. Request a digital file from Image Services, This image is in the public domain. Highbush cranberry is an erect to straggly shrub that grows to 8' and is native to the northern US, Alaska, and Canada. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (February 12-May 5, 1996); Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (organizer) (May 25-July 28, 1996); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (August 24-November 2, 1996); New Orleans Museum of Art (December 7, 1996-February 8, 1997); The Cleveland Museum of Art (March 12-May 11, 1997). The secret to knowing when wild berries will ripen each summer and fall may be hidden under the previous winter’s snow, researchers suspect. A traditional Finnish dish is sautéed reindeer (poronkäristys) with mashed potatoes and lingonberries on the side, either raw, thawed or as a jam. The University of Chicago Press, page 55. Habsburg, Géza von, and David Park Curry. [34], In folk medicine, V. vitis-idaea has been used as an apéritif, astringent, antihemorrhagic, anti-debilitive, depurative, antiseptic (especially for the urethra), a diuretic, a tonic for the nervous system, and in various ways to treat breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, rheumatism, and various urogenital conditions. Flowers April–May, sometimes reflowers in October. In Russian folk medicine, lingonberry water was used as a mild laxative. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. Slender and brittle roots grow from the underground stems. This was very common in old times, because it was an easy and tasty way to preserve pears.