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wedding vase
  • Elvira Chavez
    active: United States
  • wedding vase, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 16 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4567

The wedding vase has two necks joined by a strap. It has a tan field color with an orange bottom. The facing left neck is decorated with a black triangle with a stepped edge. The facing right neck is decorated with a row of brown triangles. The facing right side of the body, immediately below a row of triangles, has a curving triangle shape. There are tan semicircles on the convex side and brown triangles on concave side. It is filled with solid black and black/tan stripes. The facing left side of the body has a large triangular shape. The center bottom has two black triangles as the base of two brown stepped triangles. The fill around them is black lines on a tan field. There is a thick black triangular outline with brown triangles on the outside.

There is a black rim on the spouts and handle.