Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • bowl, late 1800s–1958
  • Where object was made: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, glass, stamping, inlay
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 6 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4690

The footed bowl has a band of irregular pieces of white glass inlaid at the rim. There are three circles of inlaid white glass and a second band of glass near the foot. It is stamped "RECUERDO DE CUERNAVACA" and is decorated with semicircular lines of small stamped semicircles.

The interior is decorated, from the center, with bands of semicircles, feathers or leaves and semicircles interspersed with ducks. The raised text in two bands, near the rim read: EN TUS LABIOS HERMOSA DEPOSITAR UN BESO Y CALMAR EL EXCESO DE MI DURO PENAR.