Aguilar, Rosalie and Joe – Carved Plate with Avanyu (1930s)
Rosalie and Joe Aguilar created some exceptional pottery throughout their time working together. In the 1930’s they began to make carved pottery. This plate is large and carved with an avanyu that encircles the entire piece. The carving is interesting in style as it has more of the clay carved away so the polished design remains. The background it matte. The back of the plate is also fully polished. The plate is signed on the back in the clay, “Rosalie & Joe”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There are a few light scratches on the back, which are not unexpected and are age-related. This is certainly a unique piece both culturally and artistically.