Vintage 1950s 60s Spanish Pottery Pitcher El Loco Bull Sanguino Toledo


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This is a wonderful pitcher made by the Sanguino pottery of Toledo, Spain. I believe that the Sanguino pottery started in 1956 - this pitcher has the feel of a 50s piece, but it could date to the early 60s. The pitcher is hand painted underglaze with a bull at its front with El Loco appearing overhead - a green plant is at either side. The underside is signed Sanguino Toledo. The pitcher measures 8 3/4 in height to the top of the ice band over the spout and has a bottom diameter of 4 5/8. The presence of the ice lip makes me think that this probably was meant for use as a sangria pitcher, but Im not sure. The pitcher is fairly thick walled so as some weight to it. It is in very good condition with the exception of some glaze wear on the top edge, mostly at the spout. Also, there are firing cracks at the base of the handle and at the top. I noticed a slight different tone in the glaze at the top - I dont know if this is original to the way that the handle was applied when made or if it is a repair. I dont see any weakness to the handle, so this shouldnt bother anyone too greatly. Wonderful hand painted decoration on this pitcher - this is a great display piece or a fun sangria pitcher!