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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I think that this is Mexican, but i am not absolutely certain. it's very old, wherever it's from. i found it today at a salvage store in Berkeley. it has a lot of character and i like it.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 3 years ago
      Very nice, I think that pictcher
      probably did a lot of talking to a lot of hippies
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      yes! i think i've seen him at a few parties myself!
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      That really is a cool piece Pete, it was maybe a Carnival Prize, terra cotta clay, molded, fired, and unfinished, cheep, but still looks good! It could have a salt glaze, to shine, nice! :^)
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      thanks bill!
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      cool piece...
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      He's kinda scary lookin ho2! Maybe the first "Toby" mug??? Looks like a jester too but don't know either.
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      bill - i think it is either a salt glaze or one of those old green glazes i see in Mexico and Guatemala - but diluted - mostly warn completely off. thanks Roycroft and shareurpassion! kinda scarey in a 'Punch and Judy' kind of way.
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      actually, i like his face. not scarey, but amusing and smart.
    9. art.pottery, 3 years ago
      I think Mexican, probably from the Puebla or Oaxaca area, circa the 1930s or early 40s. These are often called “portrait pitchers” and were made to serve pulque.
    10. collieblack, 3 years ago
      This is a pitcher, from Puebla City, from a place call, "Barrio de la Luz". Its a Pulque pitcher, I have 60 diferentes, glass, and pottery. This design come from France, from the factory of mayolica Sarreguemines. This is a Toby Face from France. Arrive to Mexico in 1864 with the emperor Maximiliano before 5 de mayo battle, the french army use for drink beer, but in Mexico, the people copy and use for drink pulque, the mexico national drink, juice from the maguey. In old tows today the old artisans make this pitcher in 2018....
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      I’m with Collieblack. In Australia we had versions of it too done by a series of Queensland potteries supplying water jugs to pubs.
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      Wow - thanks for all the details collieblack! Interesting. I have quite a few pulque cups, but this type is new for me. thanks for commenting art.pottery and Kevin!

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