Terracotta vase from Mexico

Coyula Spiked Vase, Vintage Terracotta Bottle

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This vintage terracotta large vase is the only of its kind. Hand-molded and cured 50 years+ years ago. The bulbous and simple shape is complimented by sculpted clay spikes that envelop the surface of the vessel. A texture reminiscent of a sandy beach or like the desert floor about 90% of the surface texture is course, and authentic finish that is composite provided by decades of direct exposure to natural elements causing oxidization. The sculptural terracotta vase has a color scheme that ranges from dark smoke beige on the superficial layers. The deeper layers reveal a burnt mahogany with flecks of ebony; which appear around the rim also appear on some the spikes.   

While the artist is unknown, it is known that the region of Central Mexico where this vintage sculptural vase comes from has a dense ceramic sculpting and clay molding heritage and history. 


Dimensions | Weight | Specifications.

  • 12.5"high x 14"diameter / 32cm x 36cm
  • Weight: 13Lbs | 6Kg 
  • Artist: unkown
  • The only of it’s kind.
  • Vintage terracotta sculptures handmade decades ago. The terracotta exhibits erosion, color variation, and an over all weathered appearance. These vintage and artisanal qualities impart originality and authenticity onto individual pieces.

How It's Made

About this O.A.K. Vintage Work of Terracotta Art.
This sculpture exhibits a color scheme that ranges from dark smoke beige on the superficial layers. The deeper layers reveal a burnt mahogany with flecks of ebony. The texture varies from soft texture to heavy coarse. The more coarse texture occurs around the belly of the bottle and lower neck.

This vessel is 100% handmade from low-fire terracotta clay. Created decades ago from natural sediments by way of more traditional clay-working and natural kiln firing. This is authentic vintage art un-like that which is mass-produced goods crate n' barn home decor stores.

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Artisan Story

For many generations artisan ceramicist of Central and Southern Mexico have created terracotta pottery for an array of purposes and produced by hand in a myriad of techniques. An artisan culture that existed before the Pre-Columbian era.

Vintage terracotta sculptures of this type are extremely rare and are not easy to come by. Authentic vintage terracotta vessels are usually 30+ years old they encompass all of the weathered imperfections, natural beauty, and novel history that can not be replicated. This particular sculpture exhibits a wholly unique color scheme and textured finish. Natural tones provided by the worlds most skilled finisher, mother nature. Each vintage terracotta sculpture that we search-out then present in this collection feature subtle deteriorations and color variations from decades of exposure to the elements. While this vessel is decades old, the 1"thick terracotta vessel has retained it's durability. A resiliency attributed to the high-quality ceramic making and craftsmanship that were implemented at the time of this vessels creation. 

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Care & Handling
Hand-Crafted (FPO)