This early Guatemalan Majolica lidded bowl with handles is from Antigua, circa 1950s, and came to me from the estate of a family that lived in that city during that time. Handcrafted from red clay and hand decorated, the piece is a "rolling lines" pattern that dates to the 1940s to 1960s. All Guatemalan Majolica is hard-to-find and command prices in the hundreds and thousands--especially those from the famed Montiel factory. Research on this style indicates that it is especially rare; I've only found one other. With that rich color and beautiful lines, it would have been used for special occasions. The bowl has brown and green rolling lines, plus a thick green edge stripe. Mustard yellow and green are common colors for Antigua majolica, and although this piece is not from Montiel, it is an excellent representation of the city's revered majolica and would be a great addition to any collection. Display on a shelf or in a rustic hutch; I would not recommend cooking or serving food in it. Glazes from this era--anywhere from the 1940s to 60s--often contained lead.
Measures about 3-1/2" tall without the lid and closer to 4" tall with lid. Measures a little under 8" in diameter, and is about 10-3/4" across from handle to handle. Do not immerse in water, but rather use a moist towel to dust. Weighs five pound unpacked, accounting for high shipping costs.
Traditional piece for your collection.
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