Naranjo, Christina – Water Jar with Swirling Clouds (1960s)

6.5"w x 6"h

$ 1,100.00

Christina Naranjo was a daughter of SaraFina Tafoya and a sister of Margaret Tafoya and Camilio Tafoya.  She was known for her classic style carved, plainware, and painted Santa Clara pottery.  This is one of her few black-on-black painted pieces.  The jar is an elegant shape with a low shoulder, elongated neck, and slight rim. The neck of the jar is painted with swirling clouds, wind, and mountain designs.  Her painting style is distinctive and bold in line.  The piece was traditionally fired a deep black coloration. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Christina Naranjo”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Christina has a wonderful legacy in the work of her daughters Mary Cain and Teresita Naranjo, as well as her great-granddaughters Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts.