Roybal, Tonita – Bowl with Linear Rain and Mountain Designs (1930’s)
Tonita Roybal is one of the great innovative names in San Ildefonso pottery. This is a classic bowl that is highly polished. It was painted by her husband, Juan Cruz. The design with the use of lines is one for which he was famous. Here the lines are rain and mountains in an interconnected style. It is fired a near gunmetal coloration. 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.