My mom and I walked a flea market (twice) today and came home with some beautiful treasures. On our first go-around, I picked up these two hand-painted Mexican pottery chargers. These two pieces attracted me with their colors. There were several other gorgeous pieces at the same booth, but I didn’t know anything about them other than that they were beautiful, so I didn’t buy the others.
I didn’t realize that they were artist-signed pieces until I got home and cleaned a thick layer of dirt off of them. (They were DIRTY!) It was then that I started to suspect that I should research them more and that they might be something more than pretty. It turns out that these and the others charges that I had passed on, are collectible. My mom and I went back and bought the remaining six or seven of them, along with handpainted Bauer Pottery plates decorated by the same artist. It was a fun find!
I still haven’t found anything out about this particular artist. The name is hard to read but I think it is “Joalan R.” or “Jalan R.” Despite the difficult to read name, I was able to find a couple of online examples of pretty chargers with birds painted on them. I have yet to find any with full floral designs such as these or any with these gorgeous colors. (That pink!)
These are quite old and very pretty. There are dips and bumps in the pottery that give them character and add to their handmade feel. I am so happy to add these two beauties to my own home decor!
Do you love these hand-painted Mexican pottery chargers as much as I do? Let me know in the comment section below!
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