This pottery tile or trivet has the older style glaze and is probably from the Tonala area of Mexico. It is hand painted in muted earth tone glazes. It has a white, crane-like bird in the center. The bird is flanked by a cactus and another stylistic plant. It is a thin glaze over a light colored clay. The bottom has crude dimples and is marked; V. Silva - Mexico. I would imagine that Silva is the artist. This could used as a trivet but is so attractive that it would be nice displayed on a plate stand. It has no hanging device on the back.
It measures about 7 1/7” square about 5/8” thick. It is in very nice condition with minor scratch and scuff wear. There is a “blow hole” on the side which is a firing flaw due to imperfection in the clay. I have shown this in the photos.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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