Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Large Seedpot with Mimbres Figure & Turquoise Insets (1980s)
Tse-Pe Gonzales was a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales. This seedpot is fully polished and fired brown with mica added to the slip. The piece is etched with a larger fluter player and corn stalk. The figure has an inset turquoise bead for the eye and there is a larger inset piece of turquoise at the top of the corn. The background. The etching is tight and the stippling of the background is a visual signature to Tse-Pe’s technique. It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark, “TP”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.