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.
The bowl is highly polished with close to a gun metal shine. Measures approx 6" wide x 6" tall. It is signed, Rose on the bottom. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
An absolutely wonderful piece and simply gorgeous! Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Rose Gonzales was one of the early innovators of deeply carved pottery at San Ildefonso pueblo in the 1930's. She was originally from San Juan Pueblo and married Robert Gonzales in 1920. Her carved pottery was a cameo in appearance as it is not deep and ends on the sharp edge of her pottery.
Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. San Ildefonso pottery, immortalized by Maria Martinez, did more than transform an industry and pueblo; it has become an art form reserved for museums worldwide. From Maria and Julian Martinez to Blue Corn, Popovi Da, Tse-Pe, Russell Sanchez, and countless other artisans. San Ildefonso black-on-black pottery has become a form of economic sustenance and a high expression of art. A growing interest in Native American by anthropologists and archeologists of the Smithsonian Institution led to the excavation of Avanyu black-on-black pottery and subsequent attempt to emulate the pottery by Maria Martinez.
The attempt to emulate an older style spawned a new form of firing pottery. The making of San Ildefonso pottery is a laborious task requiring great skill. From the gathering of the clay, forming of the vessel, painting, and finally, the firing, the potter may have vested 15-50 hours per vessel. We have a nice selection of vintage and current San Ildefonso pottery, please feel free to browse our store at your leisure! If you are interested in more than one item, we would be happy to work out a package deal.
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Please allow up to 10 days for transit time, depending on your location. The item "Vintage San Ildefonso Black AVANYU Carved Pottery Vase c1930s-50s Rose Gonzales" is in sale since Monday, June 3, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "pizzazz307" and is located in Made in USA. This item can be shipped to United States.