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Artist: unidentified

Department: History
Date: 1650 - 1750
Medium: Maiolica, glaze, earthenware
Dimensions:
7 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. (19.7 x 11.1 cm)
Classification: Packages and Containers
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Eason Eige
Object number: PC2014.2.1
DescriptionA Mexican maiolica, Puebla Blue-on-white pharmaceutical apothecary jar of the Spanish and Mediterranean tradition known as an albarello. This albarello, according to documentation received, is said to have been made in Puebla, Mexico during the Spanish administration. The lid is missing.There is minor cracking on body and minor chipping on rim and base.

Tentatively identified as Puebla Blue-on-white majolica based on Florida State Museum type sherds illustrated on their web site. Off-white or cream, paste, gray to cream glazed body, dark blue glazed design. The donor believed it to be mid-1700s at time of donation, but according to Luis Guillermo Vasquez it is mid-1600s. Similar in type to vessel sherds found in archaeological excavations at and near the Palace of the Governors.



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