Vintage Izamal Planter

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A planter / large vase to convey primitive indigenous culture and authenticity with your home. This oversized vintage container was most likely used by the indigenous people of central and southern Mexico as a Tibor or vessel to hold and preserve seeds or other agricultural products.  The architectural, flowing design of the Izamal vessel is reminiscent of its prehispanic function yet lends drama to contemporary decor. This simple but large and dramatic container is suitable for planting, but can easily be placed as a stand-alone statement piece. This planter includes a hand-forged iron base/mount.


    1. Large vintage terracotta pot.
    2. Solid steel stand, black satin finish, custom made for this vintage terracotta planter.


    Dimensions | Weight | Specifications.

    • Exterior: 24"tall x 15"diameter. / 61cm x 38cm at widest point. 
    • Interior: 20"tall x 12"diameter.  / 51cm x 31cm
    • Mouth of planter: 6.6"diameter / 17cm diameter.
    • Thickness of Terracotta: 2" / 3.8cm. 
    • Total Height: 31"tall / 79cm planter resting within custom-made solid steel pedestal.
    • 30Lbs / 13.5Kg total weight planter + Iron Stand.
    • Estimated Age: 60+ years. *Refers to terracotta pot only.
    • Very limited supply available.
    • *Dimensions, weight will vary slightly. This is a vintage piece that was handmade decades ago. The terracotta exhibits erosion, color variation, and an over all weathered appearance. These vintage and artisanal qualities impart originality and authentic qualities.

    How It's Made

    This planter was hand thrown from raw clay fired in traditional kiln heated naturally by wood and brush. A common technique used by indigenous ceramicist of Mexico. Their quality work has allowed this terracotta planter to retain its durability and resiliency despite it's antiquity and exposure to the elements for decades. Mother nature has provided the durable, natural, and authentic finish.

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    Artisan Story
    About This Handmade Vintage Terracotta Planter

    The hand-molded body, and sculpted accents impart a peaceful frog personality to an old terracotta pot. Vintage pottery that is 100% genuine will exhibit a wholly unique texture and color scheme. The color on this sculptural pot varies from oxidized burnt apricot to burnt adobe with shades of smokey Taupe. Natural tones provided by the worlds most skilled finisher mother nature. The solid steel stand was custom handmade just for this sculptural terracotta pot. We source and curate individual vintage terracotta pots, vessels, and sculptures from remote regions of Mexico. These wholly unique vintage pieces feature subtle deteriorations and color variations from decades of exposure to the elements. While this sculptural pot is decades old, the 1"- 2"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 pots creation.

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    International Shipping Available
    Care & Handling
    Hand-Crafted (FPO)