One of the most striking types of Mexican pottery is the genre called "dripware," which hails from Oaxaca, Mexico. This bowl is circa 1920s to 30s, and although it is rough in that the glaze is missing from raised edges and the interior is not only missing glaze but also since rusted, the bowl displays one of the most beautiful color combinations I've seen in this type of pottery. Which speaks to the lasting color of lead glazes. And a note on that: because these early glazes did contain lead, these pieces are for display only, not for food use. But given how gorgeous and rustic this bowl is, you would want to display it! In spite of the many areas where the glaze has rubbed or flaked away, the bowl is in remarkable condition given the age, and it has a beautiful vintage patina.
Measures about 9" in diameter at the opening by a little over 3" tall. Weighs 1.75 pound unpacked. I would not immerse in water, as old redware clay is particular susceptible to erosion from water. No cracks.
Sweet piece reminiscent of Old, Old Mexico.
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