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Mexico 1492: a magnifiscent shine of the copper cazo (pot), handmade by Michoacan master coppersmiths, carrying the tradition of their great-great grandfathers, since before the times of the conquest of Mexico.

Copper

The area known today as Santa Clara del Cobre was a renowned copper center even before the conquest of Mexico. The Purépecha people were widely known as excellent coppersmiths, and even though the Spanish conquistadores brought several new techniques for working the copper from Europe, the Purépecha contributed with their own way of extracting the metal from the ore by adding heat, that was more efficient than other, known techniques of the old world. 

Today, the new generations of coppersmiths, the descendants of those ancient masters, continue to create the most beautiful, salmon-reddish colored utensils and decorative pieces, traditionally used and cherished by many Mexican households. Comalescazos (pots), tableware and receptacles offered in our shop were handcrafted, crated by 100% pure copper from the Michoacán mines, by those Purépecha artisans, carrying the torch of their long-gone ancestors. 

  • Mexico 1492: A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith workshops of don Viduel. The copper hammering process is lengthy and arduous, but the shaping is done through a series of soft hammer blows that create the recognizable indentations on the surface.
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    $37.75

    Copper Cazo (Saucepan) - 10"

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    A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith...

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    $37.75
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  • Mexico 1492: A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith workshops of don Viduel. The copper hammering process is lengthy and arduous, but the shaping is done through a series of soft hammer blows that create the recognizable indentations on the surface.
    $42.75

    Copper Cazo (Saucepan) - 13”

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    A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith...

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    $42.75
  • Mexico 1492: A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith workshops of don Viduel. The copper hammering process is lengthy and arduous, but the shaping is done through a series of soft hammer blows that create the recognizable indentations on the surface.
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    $62.75

    Copper Cazo (Saucepan) - 15”

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    A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith...

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    $62.75
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  • Mexico 1492: A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith workshops of don Viduel. The copper hammering process is lengthy and arduous, but the shaping is done through a series of soft hammer blows that create the recognizable indentations on the surface.
    $149.75

    Copper Cazo (Saucepan) - 20.5”

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    A hammered copper saucepan (or better known as cazo in Mexico), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith...

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    $149.75
  • Copper Bean Pot with Lid - 2.5l
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    Copper Bean Pot with Lid - 2.5l

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    A hammered copper bean pot (olla de frijoles), handmade in Santa Clara del Cobre, by one of the oldest, most respected coppersmith workshops of don...

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    $65.75
  • Mexico 1492: A shiny copper comal, hammered by hand. Comal (from the Nahuatl comalli) is a flat surface that, placed over fire or a stove burner, served through centuries to cook tortillas, tlacoyos, gorditas, or roast cocoa beans, and in recent centuries, coffee.
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    Copper Comal

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    A shiny copper comal, hammered by hand. Comal (from the nahuatl comalli) is a flat surface that, placed over fire or a stove burner, served through...

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    $25.75
  • Copper Jar with Lid - Large
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    Copper Jar with Lid - Large

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    Superb copper jar, hammered by hand of traditional craftsmen from Santa Clara del Cobre. A stunning piece that enlightens any kitchen. Suitable for...

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  • Copper Jar with Lid - Small
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    $15.75

    Copper Jar with Lid - Small

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    Cylindrical copper sugar jar, hammered by hand of traditional craftsmen from Santa Clara del Cobre. A stunning piece that enlightens any kitchen or...

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    $15.75
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  • Copper Sugar Bowl - Round
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    Copper Sugar Bowl - Round

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    Cute, round copper sugar jar, hammered by hand of traditional craftsmen from Santa Clara del Cobre. A stunning piece that enlightens any kitchen or...

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  • Copper Cocktail Tumbler
    $14.75

    Copper Cocktail Tumbler

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    A must have piece for any mixologist today. Keep lime or orange slices, mint leaves, olives, chili peppers, ginger shavings or peach handy for your...

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  • Copper Ice Bucket
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    Copper Ice Bucket

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    A bucket filled with shiny ice cubes and bottles of champagne, white wine, or even some modest coconut waters, is always a spectacular site. Add to...

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    Mexico 1492 Gift Card

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    Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them?Give them the gift of choice with a Mexico1492 gift card. Gift cards are delivered by emai...

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  • Mexico 1492: Elegant copper base plates, hammered by hand, add the spark and glow popping up under the dinner plates to any party or a romantic dinner. Especially gorgeous next to the candlelight. D 30cm (11.8")
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    Copper Base Plate - Medium

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    SPECIAL ORDER ONLY - available in a week. Elegant copper base plates with quite a contemporary feel, hammered by hand, add the spark and glow poppi...

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  • Mexico 1492: A splendid, extra-large copper serving plate, hammered by hand by the skillful craftsmen of Michoacan. Ideal for serving appetizers, a large dinner, or as a tray. A strong impression maker. D 49cm (19.3")
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    Original price $65.75
    Current price $45.75

    Copper Base Plate - Extra Large

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    A splendid, in vogue, extra-large copper serving plate, hammered by hand by the skillful craftsmen of Michoacan. Ideal for serving appetizers, a la...

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    Original price $65.75
    Current price $45.75
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