Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. This long neck jar is one of her classic shapes. The jar has an elongated neck and a sharp shoulder. The avanyu is exquisitely carved in a raised relief style around the shoulder, and encircles the piece. The jar sits straight and is highly polished. It has been fired a deep black. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rose”.
This jar stands as a masterpiece by a master potter. Rose’s legacy can certainly be seen in the work of Tse-Pe, Dora Tse-Pe and Russell Sanchez. Her works continue to be highly collectable.
Condition: Very good – original condition with a few minor scratches. There is a tiny chip on the top of the neck. These wear marks do not detract, nor affect the structure of this beautiful jar. In fact, they are quite appropriate pottery over 50 years old.
Provenance: From the Estates of Clarence Ellsworth and Iron Eyes Cody through Victor Buck at the High Noon Show.