Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Seedpot with Two Fish (1980s)
Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales. This seedpot is fully polished and fired brown. The design is a central plant pattern with a fish on either side. The tails of the fish extend out from the circle of the medallion. There is a single inset piece of turquoise at the top to represent the water. The back of the piece is fully polished with no design. 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. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.