Mexican Aqua Azul Drop-In Hand-painted Bathroom Basin
$970 | FREE SHIPPING
Size : 36 cm x 44.5 cm
Please allow 3 weeks delivery
The wash basin is an oval sink and its lip sits on a countertop with its lower part built into the vanity unit. It features beautifully hand-painted ornamentation on the visible surface.
The basin is carefully packaged and secured against any damage during transport.
HISTORY: Around 8 centuries ago, Arabs moved into North Africa, then into Europe. Their glazed designs on ceramics, known as Majolica, were made with pigments on raw or unfired glaze. Majolica was introduced in Mexico in the 1700s when Spanish monks brought over artisans from Talavera de La Reina in Spain. The Mexican craftsmen blended the Majolica process with their own interpretation resulting in their own art forms and colours. Their product became to be known as Talavera. The Talavera produced in certain workshops in Puebla is now officially designated, recognized and protected by the Government of Mexico.This exclusive sink design is made in the traditional Talavera technique and it comes from a tiny town of Dolores Hidalgo in central Mexico.
Each of these artistic sinks is moulded and painted by hand, and may have slight variations which add to their appeal. They are made of ceramic and fired twice: once before they are decorated, and a second time after they are glazed. Talavera colours and shine will not fade with proper care. We recommend NOT to use abrasive cleaners, as they "eat-up" the finish.
Pop-up strainers for the standard size drain are available from retailers.