Artist Media Series
This plate by John Gonzales is from 1997. John was well known for his plate and their intricately etched designs. This plate is matte red and incised with a feather and avanyu medallion, along with a band of flute players. The flute players and feathers are matte tan. They are surrounded by a micaceous slip in the background. There is shell hei-shi down the sides of the flute player band and shell hei-shi beads around the feathers. There are three additional inset triangular turquoise stones along with a diamond in the center of the avanyu and feather design. I remember having some that John said were diamonds when I first started working with him in the 1990s. The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the back, “John Gonzales”.