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Bird Teapot
Bird Teapot
Artist:
Date:
2005
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Stoneware With Etched Iron Oxide Decoration
Dimensions:
10 7/8 x 13 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (27.6 x 33.3 x 23.5 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
2008.13.59a-b
Acquisition Date:
2008-06-24
Credit Line:

Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Earthenware, white, with pigment and hand-drawn and hand-painted dark scraffitto decoration in black and blue colors.
In shape of a standing raven, with a raised tail in shape of a snake, suspended over the head.
Bird body is a light bulb with flexible tail made to look like it is made of metal tubing. Tail ends in a snake's head with yellow eyes. Bird head is blue. Body decorated with black birds, leaves, nest."Caution: In order to avoid impending doom, report all suspicious activity" under beak