Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded bottle
  • United States
  • beaded bottle, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • glass, cotton, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1914

The short colorless glass jar is covered in cotton and beading, including the bottom. It has a white field with two translucent yellow rectangles outlined in dark green. The top has a thick dark green band, flanked by pink. A dark green cross with a yellow center and red tips alternates with a pink flower bud, with light blue leaves near the bud, and dark green leaves with red and green leaves with translucent yellow on a medium blue stem. The bottom is striped in dark blue and translucent yellow and is flanked by red and a thin pink stripe at two sides.