Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • vase, late 1800s–1953
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6238

The ceramic vase has a globular body and a tall flaring neck. The neck is orange with rows of small white flowers and white curlicues. There is a dark blue band at the rim.

The body is decorated with two white birds with long tails. One has its neck raised, the other has its neck bent downward. There are dark blue trees and leaves and clusters of orange flowers with dark blue leaves. There is a large grey field colored flower with dark blue detail and dark blue leaves. Another flower is white with orange detail.

There is a band of blue chevrons with orange dots above an orange band with a light brown band and another orange band at the bottom.