Roybal, Tonita – Bowl with Geometric Rain Designs (1920’s)
Tonita Roybal remains one of the great innovative names in San Ildefonso pottery. This smaller jar has her classic sharp shoulder and sloping neck. The neck has a geometric rain and cloud pattern. Note the small design with the three rows of rain. This particular design is one which she often used on her pottery. Sometimes it was attached to the other designs, sometimes simply floating on the polished surface. The bowl is highly polished and fired to a great gunmetal coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tonita”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.