Jar with Vertical Flowing Bands and Vines with Sunflowerlike Blossoms

A work made of tin-glazed earthenware.
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  • A work made of tin-glazed earthenware.

Date:

1700/50

Artist:

Talavera poblana
Puebla, Mexico

About this artwork

Talavera poblana, a tin-glazed earthenware, was made in the central Mexican town of Puebla beginning in the sixteenth-century. The name likely refers to the majolica-producing city of Talavera de la Reina in Spain. < em>Talavera emulated the designs of fashionable imported Spanish ceramics; like its Spanish prototypes, it showed the influence of Islamic, Chinese, Italian, and French ceramics, all present in cosmopolitan Spain during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and transmitted to Mexico during the colonial period. The shape of this jar resembles that of a Chinese quan vessel. Its decorative treatment includes flowering bands and sinuous vines with abstracted sunflower-like blossoms. The blue-and-white body is enlivened by polychrome panels with abstract vegetal motifs at the base of the vessel.

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Artist

Talavera Poblana

Title

Jar with Vertical Flowing Bands and Vines with Sunflowerlike Blossoms

Origin

Puebla

Date

1700–1750

Medium

Tin-glazed earthenware

Dimensions

62.9 × 50.8 cm (24 3/4 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Eva Lewis in memory of her husband, Herbert Pickering Lewis

Reference Number

1923.1443

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