Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • cup, circa 1875
  • Where object was made: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4664

The drinking cup has a six-sided body and a round rim. It has a grey-brown field. The flat sides are decorated with a blue chevron with a red center, a red arch outline and the tops of panels are joined with a band of blue scallops. The rim is decorated with diamond shapes with clusters of three small red ovals and three blue dots between.

The bottom is decorated with a red and blue flower shape with detail in the contrasting shade.