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Pottery8848 of 10001Christmas Cards 1971 - 1975Small couple, origin?
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Posted 6 years ago


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I love this little 'shmoo- like' critter and I'd love to know some things about it. It's made of a red clay, so I wonder if it is possibly from Central America? It also has a bit of the Nordic Horse about it - but is rather clearly not a horse. Is it a 'Nessie' ?
It is about 8 inches long and about 5 inches high. I bought it off eBay in my early days of collecting, and there was no information given.
There's a beautiful hand-drawn image on the back, which is reminiscent of seeds or shells. I'd love to be able to identify it. Thanks.

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  1. Bootson Bootson, 6 years ago
    Reminds me of Mexican Tonala. I just googled Tonala Pottery and clicked on Images, I saw a couple of horses similar to yours.
  2. bretbylover bretbylover, 6 years ago
    Bingo! I'm sure you are correct. Thanks ever so much
  3. bretbylover bretbylover, 6 years ago
    OK - now I'm wondering how old this Tonala ceramic horse might be?

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