Roybal, Tonita – Bowl with Cloud and Water Designs (1930’s)

5.5"w x 4"h

$ 850.00

Tonita Roybal is one of the great innovative names in San Ildefonso pottery.  This is a classic shape with the sharp shoulder.  The sloping area to the neck was painted by her husband, Juan Cruz.  The design is wonderful in the flowing pattern with a cloud design at the top and a water design at the bottom.  However, they are mirror images and the result is a pattern which has a very modern appearance.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tonita + Juan”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

Early San Ildefonso Pottery Innovators -1920-1940