Duwyenie, Debra & Preston – Bowl with Turtles, Quail, Flowers, Avanyu and Lid

2.5"w x 3.75"h (w/ lid)

$ 1,100.00

Debra Duwyenie is well known for her wonderful miniatures and incised designs. Each piece is stone polished and then it is etched before it is fired! This piece has several layers of design.  Around the opening is a feather pattern. Then there is an avanyu.  Around the body of the piece are 12 quail, flowers, and little bunnies!  The center are each flower is lightly etched away to make it matte.  Near the base are seven turtles, fish, and a lizard.  The back of each turtle is etched away with different designs, including one that is a shifting sand design to represent Preston.  The bottom of the bowl even has little tadpoles!  The piece has a lid in the shape of a star.  It was made by Preston Duwyenie.  The star was cast from cuttlefish bone to create the shifting sand design.  Note that the lighter red matte areas are where Debra has only etched away the polished surface but not down as far as the tan color of the clay. Debra also pays close attention to the little details like the tan background area and how evenly she etches the vertical lines.  The bottom of the lid is stamped with Preston’s hallmark. and the bottom of the seedpot is signed by both.