This large vintage decorative wall plate is from the town of Santa Rosa in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, and features a lush still life of watermelon, grapes, and other fruit. One of the hallmarks of Santa Rosa Mayolica is its more realistic style of painting, and dimension to the imagery. Majolica (non-Spanish spelling) pottery was brought with the Spaniards in the 16th Century and wherever it is made in Mexico, it has regional differences. In Santa Rosa, the clay is taken from the Sierra de Santa Rosa mountains. There are several glazing processes and some painting in between glazing, which give the design depth. Fruit is a common theme, and this fruit has lots of deep greens, brick reds, golden yellows, and earthy tones, especially in the foreground.
This is a large plate at about 15" in diameter. Weighs a whopping 4.5 pounds. There are production flaws in the plate, including areas where the glaze did not cover the area completely, possibly due to popped bubbles. Bo chips nor cracks. Carries the mark of the studio on the back.
For a special place in the hacienda.
Note that due to lighting plus monitor settings for brightness, contrast and other factors, there may be differences in the colors and tones of photos versus that of the actual item. Please message with questions and I will respond as soon as possible.
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