Small Mexican Casserole Dish w/ Lid
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This small Mexican casserole dish with lid was made in the early 1950s or late 1940s and it is both handmade and hand painted. Before the 1940s, this was known as Mexican kitchenware for everyday usage. In the late 1940s it became tourist-ware. Each piece was handcrafted by one individual and hand painted by one individual. Therefor there are no two alike, just similar in shape and size. The handles on most of the Mexican casserole dishes were solid. However, on this small casserole dish the handle is hollow and the reason for that is hollow handle would cool down quicker. In the early 20th century the Mexican’s ovens were not inside the house but were outside of the house so the house would not get hot when cooking a meal in the summer months. They would put the whole dish in the oven. The word “Mexico” on the casserole dish is raised and the word Mexico on the casserole dish’s lid was hand painted. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, fleabites, nicks, repairs, or stains.