Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Seedpot with Bear, Pueblo Figure and Sun (1980s)

4"w x 5"h

$ 800.00

Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales.  This large seedpot is fully polished and fired black.  It is etched into the clay on one side with a large figure, a heartline bear medallion, and a sun.  The bear and figure are highlighted with blue and red clay slips. The Pueblo figure has white clay additions on the face.  The sun has an inset hei-shi bead on the face.  The background area is more deeply etched, which is always a visual hallmark of his clay art.  It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark “TP”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.