Vintage Mexico Art Pottery Ceramic Basket Talavera Region Home Decor Candy Trinkets Storage Travel Decor Mediterranean


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Gorgeous art pottery basket from Mexico, signed by potter. Measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in tall, perfect for candy, trinkets or just to add a touch of color and authenticity from Mexico.

Talavera is a type of maiolica earthenware, distinguished by its white base glaze.[5] Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the town of San Pablo del Monte (in Tlaxcala)[1][2] and the cities of Puebla, Atlixco, Cholula and Tecali, as the clays needed and the history of this craft are both centered there. All pieces are hand-thrown on a potter's wheel and the glazes contain tin and lead, as they have since colonial times. This glaze must craze, be slightly porous and milky-white, but not pure white. There are only six permitted colors: blue, yellow, black, green, orange and mauve, and these colors must be made from natural pigments. The painted designs have a blurred appearance as they fuse slightly into the glaze. The base, the part that touches the table, is not glazed but exposes the terra cotta underneath.

Materials: ceramic.