Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Green & Red Jar with Avanyu and Sun (1998)
Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales. This jar combines the various techniques for which he was well known. The jar is fully polished red around the central band. The areas above and below are slipped with a mica green clay. The jar is etched with a water serpent (avanyu) encircling the piece. There is also a sun design that extends between the green and red clay slips. There is a single inset piece of turquoise bead for the eye. It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark and the year ’98. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.