Roybal, Tonita – Gunmetal Bowl with Mountain & Wind Designs (1920’s)
Tonita Roybal is one of the great innovative names in San Ildefonso pottery. This is one of her “gunmetal” fired bowl. The metallic coloration is achieved using a very high fire to heat the bowl and create an intense silver appearance on the surface. This bowl is one of her classic shapes with a sharp shoulder. The designs are mountain, wind and rain patterns. Note the delicate lines of the painting on the bowl! The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tonita”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.