I have been familiar with Oaxaca black pottery for decades and know the beauty and quality of the work. This piece is decidedly a work of art that will be a fantastic addition to our collection of world-wide treasures.
The craftsmanship is exemplary. The packaging was flawless. Both pieces we purchased from this artist arrived safely and have since been sent to The Cayman Islands where they add beautifully to our modern decor.
This is a breathtakingly beautiful vase, of far higher quality than anything I saw in Oaxaca City, even at the government-run art store. It's very special. The colours go with any flowers I could put in there, though I think calla lilies are the most complementary. Because this is earthenware, it can break. I keep it in a display cabinet when I don't have flowers in it, and treat it with the care it deserves.