Date: ca. 1680–1700
Geography: Made in Mexico
Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); Diam. (base) 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
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.