Cosen, Reycita – Wedding Vase with Carved Avanyu and Twisted Handle (1970s)
Reycita Cosen was a daughter of potter Pasqualita Baca, a niece of Nestora Silva and a sister of Helen Shupla. She was known for the complex carving on her pottery. Each piece was coil built, carved, stone polished, and traditionally fired. This is one of her classic carved wedding vases. There is a carved avanyu encircling the piece. Note the complexity of the design as the bowl is turned along with the depth of the carving! The spouts are also carved with a feather pattern. Connecting the two spouts is a twisted handle. The vase is fired a deep black. It is signed, “Reycita Cosen”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.