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Tse-Pe Gonzales was a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales. This jar is from 1997. The jar is coil-built with a round shoulder and an elongated neck. The jar is carved with an avanyu in the cameo style of Rose Gonzales. The edges are rounded out and the background area is stippled. The surface is slipped with mica and the jar was fired black. The rim is two-toned sienna. There is a single inset piece of turquoise for the eye of the avanyu. The micas was rag polished to a high sheen. The jar is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark, “TP”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.