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Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter

$59.00 Sale Price:   $22.99

Price: $59.00 Sale Price:   $22.99

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The distinctly Mexican pottery called talavera traces its origins to Spanish majolica, which was itself an adaptation of tin-glazed ceramics introduced by the Moors. This brightly glazed dove is handcrafted in the talavera style at the Castillo family workshop in Guanajuato, Mexico. Earthenware pottery is covered with a white tin glaze, then decorated with pigments before being fired. The viscous glaze lends a glossy surface and helps the colored design remain crisp.


Handmade in Mexico. 6 3/4"W x 10 1/2"H x 9"L.


About Talavera Pottery

With roots in Andalusian Spain, the Mexican ceramic technique of talavera is the major craft of the state of Puebla. Earthenware pottery is covered with a white tin glaze, which is then decorated with pigments before the white glaze is fired. Since the tin glaze is highly viscous, it lends a glossy surface and helps the lines of the colored design remain crisp during firing.


The technique is a true cross-cultural craft evolution. In the 13th century, Arab potters brought tin glazing ceramic techniques from North Africa to southern Spain. The pottery was given the name maiolica by Italians who imported it from the Spanish island of Majorca. During the conquest, Spanish priests brought craftsmen from Talavera de la Reina, Spain, to the Puebla region of Mexico, where they taught the native craftsmen their Arab-Andalusian ceramic techniques. These early pieces, tiles and religious icons, decorated Catholic churches throughout the area. Over the years, Mexican craftsmen combined these new ideas with their existing earthenware traditions and developed a homegrown version that is now known by the Spanish name talavera.


Is it "Real" Talavera?
Just as true champagne can only be made in the Champagne region of northeast France, only talavera produced in the Mexican state of Puebla can be certified as authentic by the Talavera Regulating Council. The talavera-style pottery we sell at National Geographic is not certified authentic, for a variety of reasons. Pursuing certification can be an expensive process, and some of the small studios we work with, even if they are located in Puebla, choose not to incur that cost. But most importantly for us, authentic talavera must be produced according to the original methods from the 1600s—this includes the use of lead-based glazes. We prefer to err on the side of safety and only sell talavera-style items that meet or exceed FDA regulations for acceptable lead content.


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Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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        5.0

        The Dove of Peace makes is smile.

        By Nonie of Seth

        from Sedona, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Perfect For A Plant

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

            Brightens the room, window or shelf. The bright, colorful design is eye-catching.
            Small agave, jade or cactus looks perfect in the planter area, which has a drain.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Very Nice!

            By Cat Lady

            from Northern FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful craftsmanship
            • Beautifully Made
            • Colorful
            • Colorful Happy Eye-catc

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decor
              • Decor Planter For Small
              • Smaller Handy Size
              • Succulent Planter

              Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

              My plan was to use this as a planter for a small succulent and put it in our pool room. However, it never made it out of the family room. I set it down on a piece of furniture so I could step back and get a longer view. It was so pretty there, it so remains to this day. I'm Very happy with this purchase.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              How colorful! Drainage in unique place.

              By Kit

              from Pa.

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Colors

              Cons

              • Drainage A Little Odd

              Best Uses

                Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

                Will light up any spot.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Liked by Everyone, Affordable, Cute!

                By jbrass

                from Newcastle, CA

                Pros

                • Great indoors or out
                • Very affordable

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                    Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

                    Arrived safely, well packaged. Fast shipping, good communications.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Cheerful and colorful planter

                    By garden girl

                    from Santa Cruz, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright colors
                    • Well Defined Pattern
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

                        We have placed the planter on an outdoor table that we can see from our dining area. It is eye catching and a nice addition to our view. I planted it with some sage, which should not overwhelm the planter. It could be used as a gift basket and filled with gardening materials or produce from a garden.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Colorful and well made garden addition

                        By garden girl

                        from Santa Cruz, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Eye catching
                        • Great Gift
                        • Useful size

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • As A Gfit Basket
                          • On Patio Table

                          Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

                          I am using this planter on an outside table that is within view of the kitchen. It adds a lot of charm to the view and also works well for growing herbs.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          very beautiful

                          By cristina

                          from bucharest, romania

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                                Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

                                bright colors

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                This is so cute!

                                By Diane

                                from Dallas, TX

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                                Pros

                                • Bright pretty colors
                                • Good size
                                • Substantial weight
                                • Unique Shape

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Planter

                                  Comments about Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter:

                                  I'm not really a big fan of the tallavera-type pottery, but I am a bird fan. So, the minute I saw this planter I could imagine it with an airplane plant or fern in it that would look like a bushy tail. That's how I'm using it in my sunroom. It's a nice size, too; not too big, not too small, just right.

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