This beautiful, traditional Santa Clara black polished wedding vase was created by mother-daughter team, Celes and Evelyn Tafoya. Celes, who died in 2011, often worked in collaboration with others, namely her mother, and then her daughter, in creating stunning, beautifully polished pottery. This particular piece showcases the recognizable avanyu serpent, carved into the bottom of the piece, the background of which was not polished to allow the avanyu to stand out. The piece is finished with a lovely, twisted handle joining its two spouts. 7 3/4″ tall x 5 3/4″ wide.