Price: $ 1,200.00
Barro Negro / Black Clay
Oaxaca. Circa 1950's / 1960's
In Mexico feral primate behavior, especially of monkeys, has long been equated to or associated with the intoxicating effects of Mezcal. In the 1940's, and arguably before then, as the demand for mezcal continued to grow the brilliant Oaxaqueño artisans discovered a way to put the 'monkey back in the bottle' so to speak, and the 'chango' was born. While much of the barro negro pottery produced today is sold as burnished tourist ware, the earlier unpolished pieces from San Bartolo Coyotopec have a natural gray sheen which makes them resistant to liquid. This chango, considerably larger than most others, features a colorful, wide eyed monkey strumming his mandolin. Inscribed ‘Cornelio’ on the foot and ‘Recuuerdo de Oaxaca' on the back. Oaxaca. Circa 1960's.
Dimensions: approximately 12 inches high.
Condition notes: in good condition with expected wear..
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