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Roybal, Tonita – Long Neck Jar with Avanyu (1920’s)

Roybal, Tonita – Long Neck Jar with Avanyu (1920’s)

9.25"w x 14.75"h
$ 4,200.00
Availability: In stock

Tonita Roybal remains one of the great innovative names in San Ildefonso pottery.  This is is one of the larger pieces we have had of her pottery. The jar is one of her early long neck vessels with a slight shoulder.  The design is the classic water serpent (avanyu), which is painted around the shoulder.  The jar is very highly polished and fired with a range of color from black to gunmetal.  Interestingly, when she would fire these long neck jars they would be fired on their side!  This jar has a slight lean to the form.  However, the size and classic design are the dynamic parts of this amazing jar!  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tonita”.  It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.







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