Tonalá Sculpture - Mexican Art Pottery Prairie Chicken

Regular price $ 78.00


  • Vintage item

This large pottery figure of a prairie chicken was hand made and hand painted in Tonalá, Mexico by ceramic artist J.O. Santana. Measuring a full ten inches long, the bird stands 8 inches tall and is 7 inches wide across the breast. It weighs a hefty 3 pounds, 6 ounces. While it has the markings of a female (love those eyelashes) it also has the raised, splayed tail feathers of a male. Painted in shades of blue, beige and brown, its form is stylized and the color blue not found on the actual chicken, in the tradition of Mexican folk art (and artistic license). It's in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or other damage. Hand signed on the bottom "J.O. SANTANA MEX," it's an impressive piece of folk art pottery.


PYH 4947