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Sterling silver tea cup with floral designs

Essay/Description

Owned by Harding Big Bow (Kiowa). A commercial sterling silver cup used during Native American Church services. Raised floral design around the entire radius. A single tea-cup style handle on one side. The handle is decorated in an abstract leaf/feather motif. "S. Kirk and Son" "Sterling" "132F" "hand decorated" all embossed on the bottom.

Curatorial Remarks

Possibly use for serving peyote tea. Commercial manufacture used by Native Americans.
Tags: Native American Church, silver tea cup, metal, floral designs, flowers, leaves, handle
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting,

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Sterling silver tea cup with floral designs
Creator(s): 
S. Kirk and Son (Artist)
Culture: 
American (artist), Native American; Kiowa (user)
Date: 
20th century
Place: 
Oklahoma
Materials/Techniques: 
metal
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Pearl Big Bow
Accession No: 
69.154
Previous Number(s): 
TL1998.27
Department: 
Not On View

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