Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. This lovely bowl is very highly polished with a glassy shine to the surface. It is a small bowl whose rim is of hand painted slip with a design of geometric mountains and rain drops. The designs are repeated four times around the top of the bowl. The black on black is very rare and hard to find especially in this size. This piece is signed with both “Rose” and “Gonzales,” leading me to believe it is an earlier piece, as later she signed her pottery with “Rose” after winning numerous awards at various juried shows.
Condition: Excellent – original condition. The highly polished body shines as though brand new.
Provenance: From the Estates of Clarence Ellsworth and Iron Eyes Cody through Victor Buck at the High Noon Show.