Aguilar, Joe (attrib) – Polychrome Bowl with Plant Designs (1965)

6.5"w x 1.5"h

$ 150.00

This open polychrome bowl is attributed to Joe Aguilar.  He began his career painting pottery for his mother, Susana Aguilar,  He also made pottery with his wife, Rosalie, through the 1940s.  In the 1950-1960s, he created a fascinating group of polychrome pottery including both plates and vessels.  He was one of the few potters at the time still using traditional techniques and designs for his work. This open bowl is painted in a polychrome style.  The bowl has plant and flower designs.  The use of the thin lines, along with the hatchure areas of “crisscrossed” lines are very indicative of his painting style.   This open is unsigned but easily attributed to Joe Aguilar by the style of painting and colors and is accompanied by a letter of attribution.  It does have a “San Ildefonso Pueblo” sticker and “May 1965” on the back.  It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair.