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pail
  • Mexico
  • pail, 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • metal, decal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28.5 x 32 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5510
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The silver colored metal pail is slightly wider at the top than at the bottom. The handle is hinged at either side. There is a large rectangular sticker on the middle of one side that has a yellow triangle on the top proper right and a red triangle on the bottom proper left. It reads:
IDEAL
HECHO EN MEXICO MARCA IND. REG.
CALIDAD
SUPREMA
MANUFACTURADO POR:
LA IDEAL, S.A. MEXICO 16, D.F.

The yellow diamond shape in the red portion of the field reads "IDEAL" vertically and horiztonally. There is a bird's head in black with "HECHO EN MEXICO" above and "MADE IN MEXICO" below.

It was used for carrying water, washing clothes, and dishes.