Naranjo, Rose – 15″ Wide Micaceous Bowl with Lizard Lid (1986)

15.5"w x 8.25"h

$ 2,200.00

Rose Naranjo is the matriarch of one of the amazing families at Santa Clara Pueblo.  Descendants range from Roxanne Swentzell, Jody Folwell, Susan Folwell, Johnathan Naranjo, Rose Simpson, Nora Naranjo-Morse, and many others!  This is certainly one of the most iconic pieces of her pottery we have had in the gallery.  It is a large micaceous bowl with handles.  The bowl has a small rim on which sets the lid.  The handle of the lid is in the shape of a lizard.  There are indented “corn” designs next to the lizard. Both the lid and the bowl were traditionally fired to create blushes and fire clouds on the surface. Rose was famous for her micaceous pottery.  This piece is exceptional not only in the size but with the handles and the lid! The bowl is signed on the underside of the lid, “Rose Naranjo”.  It was a de-acquisition from a museum and the museum catalog number and the year the piece was made can still be seen on the underside of the lid.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is a unique piece by this influential matriarch.