Gonzales, John – Large Plate with Feather & Avanyu Designs (2003)
This plate by John Gonzales is from 2003. John was well known for his plate and their intricate etched designs. This plate is matte tan and the feather design is etched into the clay. The central medallion has a water serpent and in the very center is an inset piece of turquoise. The eye of the avanyu also has a piece of turquoise. The background area which has been etched away has a micaceous clay slip. There is also a band of shell hei-shi beads inlaid into the clay near the rim. The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the back.