Plate

Date: ca. 1820

Geography: Made in Mexico

Culture: Mexican

Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware

Dimensions: Diam. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

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

Accession Number: 18.36

Description

Toward the end of the eighteenth century, pan-European styles (such as the Rococo and Neoclassicism) contributed to the decline in popularity of traditional Talavera ware, with its bold blue-and-white patterns. A more delicate type of polychrome floral design was introduced, called azul punche after the popular pale blue confection of that name.

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