Naranjo, Celestina – Wedding Vase with Rain and Cloud Designs (1950s)

4.75"w x 6"h

$ 250.00

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 wedding vase was originally purchased in the 1950s.  It has a round body and elongated spouts.  The entire piece, even the handle, are fully polished! The piece is painted with a rain and cloud pattern on both sides.  It is bold painting with open space to reflect the highly polished surface.  It 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”.