Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small vase
  • Bigmeat
    active: United States
  • small vase, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States
  • ceramic, paint, stamping
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4209

The small black vase has a globular body and flaring neck. The stamped design on the body has a band of circles with a band of leaf shapes above and below.

The black color of this pot comes from being "smoked" in a closed drum (as opposed to an open drum which will leave irregular coloration).