Large Philippines pottery planter, PASIG / RIZAL, c. 1900

$240.00 AUD

Rare large pottery plant pot, from the Philippines, moulded with a bamboo plant decorated with a pale clay slip, a raised decorative ridge & dot to the upper & lower portion.
Marked to the base ‘PASIG / RIZAL’ and a large diamond impressed mark.
Circa 1900

43cm High, very heavy

chips, loss to glaze, signs of age and use

The settlement of Pasig in Rizal Provence, Philippines, was a predominantly Chinese town with a long history of pottery making. The bamboo decoration on this piece shows this influence, but information on Filipino pottery production of the 19th and early 20th century is hard to find!
In the Rizal Provence Directory 1934 it states:
Alluvial clays suitable for the manufacture of pottery,
earthen jars and bricks are abundant in Rizal. Mixed with
sand to counteract shrinkage and beaten with wooden paddles
to increase the density and reduce cracking, the clays are made
into cooking pots in Pasig, water container in San Pedro Makati and Caloocan, and bricks in Pasig and San Pedro Makati”




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