Pig Pair Mexico Pottery Figurines Mexican Noe Suro Folk Art Mini Bank
Miniature Piggybank
Signed Artisan Crafted Stylized Farm Animal
Handcrafted Hand Made
Glazed Ceramic Handpainted Art
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This listing is for two pig figurines. Both of the figurines have a slate gray glaze and decorative details. They both have the word “Suro” in the signature. The workshop of Noe Suro is known for its creations of decorative cobalt blue spheres. Noe Suro works with Cerámica Suro Contemporanea, a ceramics studio that he opened in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico in 1951. The studio creates exclusive works for the hotel and restaurant industries.
I will describe each pig below.
  1. The small piggy bank measures approximately 2 ¼ inches tall, 2 ½ inches from the nose to the tail, and it is 1 ¾ inches deep. It has a lovely yellow bird painted on the back of the pig. As you can see a quarter does not fit into the slot of the bank. It is too small of an opening. On the bottom it is hand signed NOE SURO MEX.
  2. The larger pig measures approximately 4 inches long, 2 inches tall and 2 ¼ inches deep. It has a craze pattern over the entire body. Crazing is a network of lines in the fired glazed surface. It sometimes happens when a glaze is under tension or removed from the kiln, it can also be caused from humidity or from age. It looks almost like it was intentional and has the appearance of crackle glaze. The patterns, flowers and the butterflies on this pig remind me of the work of Ken Edwards and Tonala pottery. On the bottom it is hand signed SURO HNOS MEXICO.
The figurines are in great vintage condition as you can see by the many enlarged photographs. There are no chips or cracks or damage of any kind (other than the crazing described above). Please look at the photos as they are part of the description and show the condition better than I can describe.
This will be a nice addition to your collection of pig figurines. They will look delightful sitting on a window sill or on your dresser or desk.  They are one-of-a-kind collectibles since they are handmade.
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