Gonzales, Juanita & Wo-Peen – Jar with Cloud and Rain Designs (1940’s)

5.5"w x 5.75"h

$ 600.00

This is a complex carved jar by Juanita and Wo-Peen Gonzales.  It is carved with the cameo style which Juanita learned from Rose Gonzales.  It has a complicated design with small clouds and larger rain, wind and lightning patterns flowing around the shoulder.  Note how she even carved the upper level of the clouds into the negative space of the jar!  It is beautifully polished and has deep black coloration.  The piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair and some wear near the base.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Juanita”.   It is great to find one of their pieces in such wonderful condition!

Early San Ildefonso Pottery Innovators -1920-1940