Naranjo, Nicolasa – Water Jar with Avanyu and Plant Designs (1970s)

6.5"w x 7"h

$ 425.00

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. The jar has a high, sharp shoulder and a sloping neck.  Around the body of the piece is a water serpent (avanyu) that is painted with cloud patterns.  The neck of the jar has rain and plant designs.  It was fired a glossy black.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nicolasa”.