A circa 1990's two handled terracotta clay pot from Grand Master Pedro Ruiz Martínez. Ruiz is from Capula, Michoacán, a town that is noted for its ceramics distinguished by having its designs painted on with small dots in a technique called puntaje. He is noted not only for his precise puntaje, but also the use of petatillo (fine crosshatching used to fill in background space normally associated with Jalisco pottery). The principal decorative elements are daisies, fish and butterflies, this one sport three fish tail to tail. Measuring approximately eight inches high, it is in mint vintage condition.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this item benefit the Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg.