Cup

Date: ca. 1840

Geography: Made in Mexico

Culture: Mexican

Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware

Dimensions: Diam. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

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

Accession Number: 11.87.51

Description

After the Mexican wars of independence (1810–21), ceramicware in Puebla returned to the bold and free spirit of the earlier blue-and-white designs. Classically restrained bands of ornament exploded into a riot of stylized blooms in fiercely contrasting colors, a last flourish of this uniquely important Mexican contribution to the arts of the Americas.

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