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Sculpture

Toro grande

REF: 0171

278,00€

Toro grande (Large Bull) made of stoneware decorated on both sides. Unique work, 100% handmade in Malaga, Spain. Dimensions: 34x13x28cm.


Toro grande (Large Bull) is a stoneware work. The surface treatment is unique, handmade with iron, manganese, cobalt oxides and ash glazes, combining wax reserve and sgraffito techniques. It is finished in a single firing at 1250º C in an oxidizing atmosphere. It is presented mounted on a black lacquered wooden base.We offer the option to customize it with text, logos, etc. laser engraved. Each piece is a unique work 100% handmade in Malaga, Spain, that includes the handwritten signature of its author.  The bull represents the celestial gods in the Indo-Mediterranean religions. It is a symbol of power and ardor, as well as creative force. In classical mythologies there are multiple references to the bull: Zeus takes the form of a bull of dazzling whiteness to seduce and kidnap Europa; the bull is also the fierce guardian of the Labyrinth of Crete. These attributes, which permeate our cultural heritage, among others, inspire our different versions of the Alfajar bull.

Toro grande Alfajar (Large Bull). 

The Alfajar imaginary of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures together with the pure abstraction of lines and colors adapt perfectly to the different shapes and sizes. We can find from the mythical bulls, to the classic plates, bottles or jewellery boxes. An infinity of shapes that will fill your home with warmth. All these pieces are made 100% by hand in Malaga, Spain. After 30 years of experience, we can assure that the objective of Alfajar is to express the inner relationship of each person with the world, and therefore, with the nature around them. In this case through sculpture, transferring that relationship with the world to a round shape and in this case with the wide range of bottles and vases we have. The shapes are inspired by traditional vases from the different cultures that once populated the Mediterranean: Etruscan, Iberian, Mycenaean, Muslim, Greek and Roman, although treated with a coherence of style that implies geometrically stylized silhouettes and a simplification of volumes and structures. Our intention is to achieve this synthesis between the simplification of classical Mediterranean forms and the avant-garde of the 20th century.

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Are shipments safe?

Yes, they are very safe. Our packages are fully insured and packed with specific material for ceramics. We use bubble wrap, cardboard, and depending on the type of shipment, a European pallet or a custom-made wooden box, if necessary.

We ship daily and worldwide. In the unlikely event of a breakage, there is a period of 24 hours to give notice of this incident, sending photographic evidence of the incident to: info@alfajar.es of the broken piece, and of the outer and inner packaging, in case it shows signs of having been hit or wet, thus weakening its exterior. In this case, both the damaged part and the packaging must be kept, as they can be claimed by insurance.

Shipments usually takes from 2 to 5 days in national territory and from 5 to 15 days for international shipments, if you want to know the status of your shipment, we can send you the tracking so you can see the changes in the status of your order, you can write us to: info@alfajar.es

We are not responsible for external fees that may apply at Customs in the destination countries.

Important information

All the pieces are different and unique, that is what it makes them special . After the purchase process, you will receive a piece with the same style as the one you are seeing, but the drawings and final finish of the enamels may vary a little. Everything is hand made.

Can I put water inside my ceramic?

There are some models that are designed expressly for that, as is the case of vases. These models are enameled inside, which waterproofs them and prepares them for use with water. In the event that they are not enameled inside, it could easily be refilled with water, but the base would ooz a little water, like the example of Spanish “botijo”. The ceramic body would not be damaged but a small plate would have to be placed underneath.

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