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Vintage Mexican Petatillo Lucano Family Water Jug and Cup~ Balbino Pottery ~ Mexican Folk Art ~ Water Vessel

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This vintage water jug is an amazing piece of Mexican folk art pottery. The hand painted scene is that of a Mexican Campesino resting with a house in the background, simply beautiful. This vintage water jug is in great shape, and has a small chip that adds to it's vintage beauty.

Please notice, the beautiful cup which is included with this water jug. This cup is a piece of Mexican folk art, which appears to be hand painted in the variation style of Petatillo.

Size: approximately 9 1/2 inches high by 7 inches diameter.

Based on my research, it appears as though this piece could possibly be attributed to the very talented Balbino Lucano.

The Lucano family has one of the strongest legacies in Mexican ceramics of the 20th century. Balbino Lucano is thought to perhaps be the originator of the Petatillo style. The Lucano family is originally from Tonalá, but their pieces are often attributed to Tlaquepaque as they had a shop and sold there in 1906

According to Collector, Stephen Davis of Scottsdale, there were three main styles of vintage Mexican pottery. One of which was the Petatillo style, which displays a tight cross-hatch design between figurative elements that mimicked the look of woven mats on which artisans sat. Collector Kathleen Vanesian of Phoenix, states common motifs included Aztec symbols, birds, animals, plants and everyday rural scenes. "They started painting their own way of life," Kathleen remarks.

Dan McCauley of Desert Traders Antiques states what to look for in vintage Mexican pottery:

~Uncommon subject matter: Dan explains that such subject matter as people carrying baskets or leading donkeys are common motifs. Agrarian scenes and depictions of Mexican cowboys or farmers with oxen, for example are rarer and therefor more valuable.

~Unique features: Consider pieces with well-executed designs an distinct applications, such as a rain pattern (vertical lines that fill spaces), and gaining (a pebble-like effect that often was used to depict pathways). Other examples have a "washed" finish. This technique has an unrefined, mottled appearance that typically was applied in blue and green, as background colors.

Lynn Doyle from the Mexican File states:
There were many artists creating theses pieces, perhaps the most celebrated of which are the various members of the Lucano family, who worked during the mid 20 century. Of the Lucanos, Balbino is well known for his Petatillo style.

A variation of Petatillo is pottery that has the same general kind of design but instead of the cross-hatched background, has tiny white dots representing stars placed randomly on black or dark blue backgrounds, or less often dark dots on lighter backgrounds. This style is called "night" and is usually even pricier than Petatillo since there seems to be less of it around.


Please contact me with any questions or request additional photos. This is an amazing piece of vintage Mexican folk art and as such, please expect to see vintage wear.

Will gladly combine shipping on multiple items.

Thank you for visiting Vintageethings!

See what other Vintage Treasures we have at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageeThings?ref=hdr_shop_menu
This vintage water jug is an amazing piece of Mexican folk art pottery. The hand painted scene is that of a Mexican Campesino resting with a house in the background, simply beautiful. This vintage water jug is in great shape, and has a small chip that adds to it's vintage beauty.

Please notice, the beautiful cup which is included with this water jug. This cup is a piece of Mexican folk art, which appears to be hand painted in the variation style of Petatillo.

Size: approximately 9 1/2 inches high by 7 inches diameter.

Based on my research, it appears as though this piece could possibly be attributed to the very talented Balbino Lucano.

The Lucano family has one of the strongest legacies in Mexican ceramics of the 20th century. Balbino Lucano is thought to perhaps be the originator of the Petatillo style. The Lucano family is originally from Tonalá, but their pieces are often attributed to Tlaquepaque as they had a shop and sold there in 1906

According to Collector, Stephen Davis of Scottsdale, there were three main styles of vintage Mexican pottery. One of which was the Petatillo style, which displays a tight cross-hatch design between figurative elements that mimicked the look of woven mats on which artisans sat. Collector Kathleen Vanesian of Phoenix, states common motifs included Aztec symbols, birds, animals, plants and everyday rural scenes. "They started painting their own way of life," Kathleen remarks.

Dan McCauley of Desert Traders Antiques states what to look for in vintage Mexican pottery:

~Uncommon subject matter: Dan explains that such subject matter as people carrying baskets or leading donkeys are common motifs. Agrarian scenes and depictions of Mexican cowboys or farmers with oxen, for example are rarer and therefor more valuable.

~Unique features: Consider pieces with well-executed designs an distinct applications, such as a rain pattern (vertical lines that fill spaces), and gaining (a pebble-like effect that often was used to depict pathways). Other examples have a "washed" finish. This technique has an unrefined, mottled appearance that typically was applied in blue and green, as background colors.

Lynn Doyle from the Mexican File states:
There were many artists creating theses pieces, perhaps the most celebrated of which are the various members of the Lucano family, who worked during the mid 20 century. Of the Lucanos, Balbino is well known for his Petatillo style.

A variation of Petatillo is pottery that has the same general kind of design but instead of the cross-hatched background, has tiny white dots representing stars placed randomly on black or dark blue backgrounds, or less often dark dots on lighter backgrounds. This style is called "night" and is usually even pricier than Petatillo since there seems to be less of it around.


Please contact me with any questions or request additional photos. This is an amazing piece of vintage Mexican folk art and as such, please expect to see vintage wear.

Will gladly combine shipping on multiple items.

Thank you for visiting Vintageethings!

See what other Vintage Treasures we have at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageeThings?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Vintage Mexican Petatillo Lucano Family Water Jug and Cup~ Balbino Pottery ~ Mexican Folk Art ~ Water Vessel

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