New styles and Influences section from the Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico exhibition
Spice Container
spice container
spice container spice container - Pineapple on a bed of leaves spice container
spice container - body
spice container spice container - Bell-shaped stand spice container

Antonio Recarey y Caamaño (1782.1799)
Cast, chiseled silver
Mexico City
c. 1810
5 x 21 x 10 cm

The shape and decoration of this spice container recalls ancient Greek vases. In the late 1700s and the early 1800s, in Europe, Mexico, and the United States, the dominant art style was called "neoclassicism." This term refers to the influence of the classical cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. In Mexico, the new art academy promoted the neoclassical style.

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