Gonzales, Juanita – Red Bowl with Avanyu (1930’s)
This bowl is one of the very few red pieces we have seen by Juanita Gonzales. It is carved with the cameo style which Juanita learned from Rose Gonzales. It has an avanyu or water serpent encircling the piece. Extending down from the rim are cloud and lightning designs. The bowl is highly polished and the red is a deep coloration. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Juanita”. It is great to find one of their red pieces in such wonderful condition!