This charming sculpture is of an airplane with wheels, a man standing in the seat, attached to the piece with a wire that goes through the bottom of the vehicle. That underside is painted yellow and it carries an older stamp indicating it was made in Mexico, and although it is unsigned, the style is similar to sculptures made by famed ceramacist Candelario Medrano. The sculpture came from the estate of a 90yo woman who owned many pieces of pottery that she bought in the 1960s and 1970s. This piece is medium-small in size, the standing person quite small. The colors are faded and even look as though the piece was left in a windowsill, perhaps near a sink, as the fading looks almost like hard water staining. But it could also be ground in dust. I will give the piece a light cleaning before sending.
The sculpture measures about 8-1/4" wide by 3-1/2" deep and about 2-3/4" tall from the bottom of the wheel to the top of the person's head. Weighs 11.2 ounces. No major chips nor cracks, but quite rustic in its rendering and dusty plus faded.
Iconic folk art.
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