We are not sure of its age, but estimate it to be from the 1930s to 50s era. It is her classic style of Avanyu (water serpent) which is carved into the clay. Her carving style always has a rounded edge cameo style appearance. Rose Gonzales was born just after the turn of the 20th century at San Juan Pueblo.
The swine flu pandemic that swept across the world around 1918 wiped out most of her family, except for a sister and an aunt, Mary Cata. In 1920, she married Robert Gonzales and moved to his home at San Ildefonso Pueblo. It was her husband's mother, Ramona Sanchez Gonzales, who taught Rose how to make pottery.By 1930 Rose was known for producing highly polished red and black ware. That was the year she carved her first pot. She credits her husband for finding a shard out in the woods while he was hunting, a shard that gave her the idea. But she carved her first pot and that began a design tradition that continues. She would carve her pots with a sharp knife or a chisel, then sand the edges. Then she would sometimes paint more, sometimes not. She taught her son, Tse-Pe to make pots, too, but he preferred the sgraffito method to carving.
Rose also taught Tse-Pe's wife Dora Tse-Pe, and their daughter Irene. Rose's innovations have made a lasting effect in the world of pueblo pottery. The item "Vtg Rose Gonzalez San Ildefonso Pueblo Native American AVANYU Pottery Pot Red" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".The seller is "desiratrube-0" and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, Costa rica, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.