Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Black-and-Sienna Bear (1980’s)
Tse-Pe Gonzales is a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales. This is one of his clay bears. It is beautifully formed with a fully polished body and a sharp edge toward the legs. The entire piece is fully polished and was fired a deep black. There is a sienna band around the edge of the legs. The area separating the legs is matte and also sienna. It is a classic style of his bears. It is signed on the back leg, “Tse-Pe. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.