Date: ca. 1680–1700

Geography: Made in Mexico

Culture: Mexican

Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware

Dimensions: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); Diam. (base) 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1911

Accession Number: 11.87.36


The shape of this jar is Chinese-inspired, as are its lobed medallions, although the latter also reflect the Muslim taste that continued to echo in Spain and Mexico. The floral sprays and ornamental bands encircling the foot and neck persisted in Puebla ceramics into the nineteenth century.