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San Ildefonso Red Jar with Bear Paw Sgraffito Design

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Tse-Pé Gonzales (1940-1999) and Dora Tse-Pé (1939- )
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: San Ildefonso Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 3-¼” height x 5” diameter
  • Item # C4151i
  • Price: $795.00

Tse-Pé was the son of Rose Cata Gonzales, who was originally from San Juan Pueblo (now Ohkay Owingeh).  She married Robert Gonzales of San Ildefonso and spent her life there. Tse-Pé married Dora, the daughter of Zia potter Candelaria Gachupin, and she moved to San Ildefonso where she still resides.

Early in their career, Dora and Tse-Pé produced pottery together and the pieces were co-signed, as in this jar.  Although not dated, it is an earlier one on which they collaborated.

Artists' Signatures - Tse-Pé Gonzales (1940-1999) and Dora Tse-Pé (1939- )  The jar is a beautifully polished one with red slip.  Four bear paws were carved into the red slip, leaving a pecked surface as background.  Each bear paw has a unique design within its outline. The jar is signed Tse Pe & Dora San Ildefonso.  It is not dated.


Condition: this San Ildefonso Red Jar with Bear Paw Sgraffito Design is in good condition with one minor abrasion on one side

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Washington State

Recommended Reading: Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf

Tse-Pé Gonzales (1940-1999) and Dora Tse-Pé (1939- )
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: San Ildefonso Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 3-¼” height x 5” diameter
  • Item # C4151i
  • Price: $795.00

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