Tse-Pe, Dora – Bowl with Bear Medallion (1991)
This bowl by Dora Tse-Pe is from 1991. The bowl is fully polished red with a central medallion. The medallion has a carved bear in black surrounded by a mica slip. There is a single band of turquoise hei-shi beads. Check out the side views of the bowl, as you can see the cameo-style of carving for the bear! It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dora of San Ildefonso”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.