Naranjo, Nicolasa & Roberta – Jar with Avanyu and Rain Designs (1980s)

5.75"w x 7"h

$ 375.00

Nicolasa Naranjo was a daughter of potter Tomasita Tafoya Naranjo and a niece of Margaret Tafoya.  She created a wide variety of pieces over the years of her pottery career, including polychrome pieces as well as black-on-black pottery.  In the 1980s and ’90s, she was often helped by her daughter, Roberta Naranjo (1946-2001).  This jar has a high shoulder and a short neck.  It is VERY highly polished to a glassy appearance.  The neck of the jar has a rain and lightning pattern.  Around the body of the piece is a water serpent.  It is very complex in design and note opposite the head of the feather pattern, along with clouds as part of the design.  The intricate painting is a nice complement to the highly polished surface.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nicolasa + Roberta”.