Naranjo, Celestina – Small Jar with Mountain Design (1950s)
Celestina Tafoya Naranjo was a daughter of Pasqualita Tafoya and a niece of Sarafina Tafoya. She began making pottery in the 1930s and continued through the 1980s. This jar was originally purchased in the 1950s. It has a round body and sloping sides. It is painted with a triangular mountain design. The jar is fired a deep black coloration. The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Celestina”.