Naranjo, Florence Aguilar – Polychrome Jar with Cloud, Rain and Snow Designs (1950s)
Florence Naranjo is a daughter of noted potters Rosalie & Joe Aguilar and a granddaughter of Susana Aguilar. Her brother, Alfred Aguilar, is also a well-known potter at San Ildefonso Pueblo. This is one of the only polychrome pieces of pottery we have seen! Typically, she was known for her black-on-black painted pottery. The jar is slipped with a white (cream) colored clay. It was then fully painted with black and red rain, cloud and snow patterns. The jar is a classic San Ildefonso water jar shape. It is signed on the bottom, “Florence Naranjo”. It is good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.