Details about 18 Mexican Vintage Expresso Coffee Pot Demitasse Cups Saucers Majolica PotterySee original listing
Nov 01, 2014
Mobile, Alabama, United States
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|Country of Manufacture:||Mexico|
|Candy Dish:||Christmas Tree Dish||Latin America:||Mexico|
|Saucers:||Dishes||Expresso Pot:||Coffee Pot|
18 Pieces of Vintage Pottery (lid counts as a piece)
Hand-Made by Mexican Artesans
All measurements are from the furthest points and are approximate. Let's get the measurements covered first......
These are bright and beautiful. They don't all match as you can see, but many pieces go together very well. These are excellent for their age. They were found with many items that are all very old, so I guess these are too.
They are not all in perfect condition, but most are in very good condition. There are 5 cups and 5 saucers that are in very good condition. The notable problems are....(Picture #12) 1 of the 3 matching plates has a 1 inch chip on the bottom edge of the rim (this is the worst one). It doesn't go through. 1 other of the 3 matching plates has a smaller chip on the top edge. 1 cup has an internal underglaze crack which is not uncommon and it does not go through the cup. This same cup has a small chip also. 1 other cup has an underglaze crack that does go through the cup, but it does not leak. I kept water in it for about 3 hours to check. There is a 1/4" superficial chip on one of the tree shaped dishes, which I never noticed until today. In picture #11 you will see the coffee pot with superficial chips. 1 on the rim, 1 underneath the lid around the hole.
I was told this is Talavera Pottery but I have no expertise myself and there are no makers marks. Talavera pottery of Mexico is a type of Majolica pottery which is distinguished by a milky-white glaze. All pieces are hand-thrown on a pottery wheel. There are 6 permitted colors; blue, yellow, black, green, orange, & mauve and they are made with natural pigments. The painted designs have a blurred appearance as they fuse slightly into the glaze. The base, the part that touches the table usually is not glazed but exposes the terra cotta underneath. The glaze must craze, be slightly porous and milky-white in order to be Talavera and these pieces qualify.
The process to create Talavera pottery is elaborate and can take 3 to 6 months to complete. Talavera is the most outstanding of Mexico's pottery traditions. Only natural clays are used, rather than chemically treated or dyed clays.
All pieces will have characteristic firing faults.
Although the Spaniards introduced this type of pottery, ironically the term Talavera is used much more in Mexico than in Talavera de la Reina, Spain.
Talavera is the oldest tin-glazed ceramic in America and it is still being manufactured with the same techniques as in the 16th Century.
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