Aguilar, Rosalie – Incised Red Jar with Rain and Lightning Designs (1930’s)
RosalieAguilar created some exceptional pottery throughout their time working together. In the 1930’s they began to make carved pottery. This is a very intricately carved bowl by Rosalie. The shape is one of her classic forms with the sharp shoulder. It has a very complex pattern that is incised into the clay, but not that deeply carved. The incised designs are rain, cloud and lightning patterns. The style of the carving is known as “cameo carving”, which was typical at San Ildefonso in the 1930s. It is one of the most intricately incised pieces we have had of her work. It is highly polished and fired a deep red. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed, “Rosalie” on the bottom in the clay. It is certainly an important piece of early San Ildefonso carved pottery from the 1930s..