Aguilar, Susana -Bowl with Avanyu (1920’s)
This is a very distinctive bowl by Susana Aguilar. The piece is from the 1920’s and it is fully polished and fired to a near gunmetal appearance. The style of her avanyu is very distinctive with the shape of the horn and the way she painted the mouth. The avanyu of her son, Joe Aguilar, is in very much the same style. The shape of the bowl is also very classic for her work, with thin walls and a very flat top after the curve of the shoulder. The bottom of the bowl is also fully polished. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Susana”. The bowl is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It has some scratches on the rim.