Winning Bid: $3,900
Pedro Hernandez, Ponchera con Picos Finos:
Pedro, Isabel, and Rogelio Hernandez (San Juan de Gracia, Michoacan), molded and modeled clay, featuring fine peak applique, copper oxide glaze, with removable lid, featuring madrigal and leaf motifs, with six large matching lidded cups, supported on hooks, on detached base with identical accents height 40 in. x diameter 24 in. Provenance: The collection of Michael Moss, who traveled for decades throughout the interior of Mexico acquiring fine folk art pieces to bring back to his Fredericksburg, Texas ranch home Pedro Hernandez Carlos runs a workshop in San Jose de Gracia, Michoacan, an area home to the indigenous Purepecha people and their descendants. Working alongside his family, they harvest the clay from the local region, pulverize, and knead it until its ready to work with. Drawing from the natural world, he is known for incorporating motifs such as elote, birds, and agave leaves in his work. In 2008, he co-founded Tsitski Museo Comunitario, located at his home. PLEASE NOTE: This item is a delicate hand-made folk art piece created using a low-fire ceramic and as such may have inherent minor imperfections. Therefore, Vogt Auction does not guarantee this item to be free of said minor imperfections. In light of the delicate nature of this folk art item we highly recommend buyers pick-up in person if at all possible. We do have crates and packing materials available. If you will require shipping of this item, we highly recommend obtaining a shipping quote / estimate prior to the auction as this item may require expensive pallet-type truck transportation to safely ship. We are happy to work with you to get shipping quotes and estimates.