Gonzales, Rose – Wedding Vase with Mountain Designs
Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery. This wedding vase is from the 1960’s. It is painted with a plant design on two sides and a very intricate mountain design on the sides. Note the use of the linear lines for the mountain! The wedding vase is fully polished it is not often that we see a wedding vase by Rose. This piece is signed on the bottom in the clay “Rose”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There are some scratches near the base of the piece. Rose’s legacy an certainly be seen in the work of Tse-Pe, Dora Tse-Pe and Russell Sanchez.