1930’s Large Tonala Pottery Vases (Lot of 3)


A lot of 3 large burnished Brunido Olla hand-painted polychrome bird vases. Brunido is the Mexican term for pottery that has been hand-rubbed with pyrite or leather to marry the glaze to the pottery. These feathered designs were made only for a short period of time in the 1930s and 40s. Also known as “earthenware of water”, this burnished ceramic ware is also famous, not only for its decorations and splendid burnish, but also for the flavor, fragrance and freshness of water stored in it. For this reason these pieces were locally known as “barro de olor” (scented clay).


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32" H & 21"H


Good (some minor paint wear on each, but no cracks or significant damage)

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