Puebla 1888


Front: Finely incised decoration of a vaquero riding a bucking bull. Vaquero wears chaps and a bandana around his head. Set within fern-like grasses and overarching tree branches.
Back: Finely incised, decoratively rendered lettering: “Puebla / 1888.” Wren with stick in beak perched at upper right of the word Puebla.
Spine: Three sets of triple-lines, each colored bronze.
Foredge: Bronze paint on page edges.

All decorations may originally have been washed in bronze paint. Material is a beautiful white, translucent agate with remnants of peach colored layering on back. Puebla is the capital city of the state of Puebla in the south-central portion of Mexico, east of Mexico City.

  • Dateca. 1888
  • MediumAgate, white
  • Dimensions (inches)4 3/8 x 3 x 1