Naranjo, Teresita – Wedding Vase with Water Serpent (1970’s)
Teresita Naranjo is famous for her deeply carved pottery. Each piece was coil built, carved, stone polished and traditionally fired outdoors. She was a daughter of noted potter Christina Naranjo and a sister of Mary Cain. This wedding vase by Teresita is from the 1970’s. It is one of her classic shapes with the long necks and rounded spouts. The body of the vase is deeply carved with a waters serpent (avanyu), which encircles the piece. As the vase is turned there are additional cloud and rain designs. The entire piece is beautifully polished and a classic for her work! It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Teresita Naranjo” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.