Two San Ildefonso blackware pottery storage jars

Tonita Martinez Roybal (1892-1945) and Juan Cruz Roybal (1896-1990)

Each with polished geometric motif to shoulder, signed to underside, "Tonita + Juan."

H: 5 1/4 in. Diam: 5 1/4 in. (largest)


Collection of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Estimate $600-800

Both jars with inconsistent wear to glaze with some accompanying blooming/cloudiness to surface; one of the jars with a slightly rougher surface with metallic flecks within the glaze; both with scattered faint to light surface scratches, scuffs and abrasions, nicks and firing flaws consistent with age and use; one pot with small dent to lower body; the crosshatching decoration in upper band with more concentrated area of scuffs.

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Sold for $688 (buyer's premium included)