In the world of old Mexican pottery, black Tlaquepaque is among the most collected. And that's because it is much more uncommon than some other base glaze colors, such as red or yellow. And this largeish cup (the size often used in the day for "chocolate,") and saucer are among the most charming I've ever seen. The painted scenes are colorful, and the colors still vibrant. The cup features a farmer holding a whip in one hand and other hand on the plow, which is pulled by two oxen, one light and one dark. On either side of them are colorful cacti. The plate, which may not have originally come with the cup, features a donkey carrying a load and walking past cactus and tree. These come from a large collection of black Tlaquepaque, circa 1940s, which have leaded glaze (and you can actually see the shimmery effect of the glaze when viewed at certain angles). Hence, don't use as originally intended but instead display in a hutch with other Mexican pottery. Small chips along rims, and you can see the marks where the plate would have originally been set on poles in the kiln. No cracks.
The plate measures 6-1/4" in diameter, and the cup is about 2-1/2" tall by 3-1/2" in diameter and longer on the side with handle. Together weigh 13.5 ounces unpacked.
Classic early folk art pottery that will bring rustic charm to any decor.
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