The vintage hand made Mexican pottery listed here includes a range of mid twentieth century (mid 1900s) that can add charm to any festive occasion or decor such as Cinco de Mayo. There are 13 redware vessels offered for sale here as a single lot (see Photos). In all, there are three cups or mugs (two of redware and one of refined clay with more modern decoration); two children's dishes (a redware toy jar and a small tortoiseshell saucer); a tortoiseshell pitcher with serrated rim, two slip decorated redware bowls; a small polychrome dish with fantasy vegetation (c1950 or older); a large oval redware platter with banded rim, a brown and white painted large bean pot; a white, green and blue early Bandera style slipped redware charger; and green glazed large bowl with fantasia style floral motifs in blue (has two short rim hairlines).
The condition of these items range from good to perfect (see all photos) with a few pots having minor chips or a minor hairline but nothing major (check back later since I'll be adding a brief description of each vessels along with a condition statement in next few days). The entire group of 13 pots and dishes shown here is being sold as a single lot. Common retail value for these pots if sold individually (excluding shipping costs) is about $390 retail. The age of the dishes and pots ranges from the 1930s to the 1970s. A wonderful collection that will be shipped fully insured by USPS Ground using two or three boxes with all items well packed and double boxed for a flat rate of $65. If you live close to me or wish to have the collection sent by a faster shipping method (Priority USPS mail), then kindly send me your address and I'll run an estimate on that shipping method for you. Thanks for visiting and make sure you browse my other interesting and unique offerings while your are here. Just remember to turn the light off and lock the door after your done in my shop - - thanks.
NOTE ON CINCO de MAYO: May 5 is celebrated in the United States for various reasons and the tradition started in California in 1863 (See Wikipedia entry for Cinco de Mayo). Some historians believe that if the Mexican army did not defeat the French army at the battle of Puebla, in Puebla Mexico on May 5, 1862 and set the French invasion of Mexico by Napoleon III back many months, the outcome of the American Civil War could have been very different. These historians point to the fact that Napoleon III was intent on establishing a strong foot hold in Mexico so that he could set up Maximilian I as ruler of Mexico and then send aid northward to the Confederacy and the South in order to sway the war and permanently split the United States. The set back caused by the French defeat at Pueblo added just enough delay to keep the French from greatly influencing the outcome American Civil War.
The celebration of May 5th in the United States did not really become common place until the 1980s after certain commercial industries decided to promote the date as a way to market their products in a festive atmosphere. The celebration had been growing in observance since the 1940s although it did not hit mainstream America until about 30 years later. Today, the celebration of Cinco de Mayo provides an opportunity to add a Mexican and Hispanic day of festivities in America that may be added to the cultural melting pot of the US that observes St Patrick's day, Chinese New Years, and the spirit of German-American Oktoberfests. And when one recognizes the historical significance of the defeat of the French in 1862, the reason for celebration is even more important to ever American.
SHIPPING: US mainland buyers pay $67 for two to three well packed and insured USPS Ground large boxes (this is an estimated savings of about $7 to $20 since insurance & tracking are also INCLUDED in the above quoted amount for all mainland US addresses). If you live in Texas or in an adjacent state, simply email me for a revised quote. No handling or packing fees are ever charged and fragile items will be double boxed for maximum protection. All international buyers will pay only the exact shipping costs for all verifiable locations outside the continental US mainland. Please note that import duties, taxes and other charges are not included in the item price or shipping costs and these additional charges are the Buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing this item -- thanks.
RETURN POLICY: This group of 13 pots is sold as a single lot. Satisfaction and peace of mind are guaranteed for all Docs Antiques listings -- please refer directly to our Service Pledge and our Return Policy for full details. And this means that if you are unhappy with your purchase, then you may return this lot as a single group by sending all items back undamaged and post marked within seven days of original receipt for a refund (certain shipping costs are non-refundable). Items damaged during shipping are covered by insurance and while this rarely happens because we double box, we will gladly help you file your insurance claim should it ever be necessary (to date, we have had only two claims for damage from shipping). Of course, never send an item back that was damaged by shipping since that will void the original insurance. Instead, contact us for help and we will gladly assist.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Ask about our Lay-away program if you want to spread out your payments. We accept checks on US Banks (no temporary checks, all checks must have 9 digit routing code; item ships after check fully clears), USPS money orders, PayPal or contact us with your verified address for more options. If you wish to use a credit card by way of PayPal, that option becomes available after you submit a Ruby Lane purchase order (see Terms of Sale for additional information). Once submitted, a PayPal icon will appear at the bottom of this listing and then you may proceed from there if you wish to pay via PayPal. Thanks for looking and do come back and visit again when you have the time.