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