Shop Mexico: The Artisan Sisters Week 12 — In Honor of El Grito de Dolores, Two Majolica Plates

First, a beautiful, hand-painted and lead-free plate from the village of Dolores in the State of Guanajuato.  Home of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the Roman Catholic priest who first cried the El Grito de Dolores, the town is now famous for its brightly colored, hand-painted ceramics.   Hidalgo’s famous cry for Mexican independence from Spain is marked by celebration throughout the country on September 16, commemorating the first cry in 1825.  The town changed its name to  Dolores Hidalgo to honor the man who rallied the people to determine their own destiny.  Viva Mexico!


SOLD.  An incredible, bold royal blue, lead-free, hand-painted dinner plate from Dolores Hidalgo.  I bought this beauty at a lovely shop directly across the street from the church where Hidalgo sounded his famous cry. Measures 10″ in diameter. Has holes in the foot of the plate to hang it on a wall.  $35 USD includes shipping to anywhere in the continental USA.

The Battle of Guanajuato occurred four days after Hidalgo’s famous cry.  Nearby is the village of Santa Rosa where another pottery makes lovely hand-painted majolica.  The painting is delicate, subtle and Italian in style.  Here, rich, warmly painted plate is decorated with a pear, mango, peach and lemon on a blue/green background.   Measures 10-1/2″ in diameter.  Suitable for hanging.  $48 USD includes shipping to anywhere in the continental USA.

Please send me an email first if you are interested in making a purchase.  I’ll let you know if they are still available and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice.

   Left is mark for the Santa Rosa Majolica plate with fruit. Right is Lead Free mark for blue Dolores Hidalgo plate.

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