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Martinez, Maria – Polychrome Bowl with Cloud Designs, “Marie” (1920’s)

This is an exceptional smaller bowl by Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian.  The bowl is coil built and thin walled.  It is painted with a cloud and bird wing design.  Typical of their work in the early 1920s, the bowl is painted with very tight lines.  The early signed polychrome work by Maria is a rarity.   While she began her career making polychrome pottery, the “new” black-on-black pottery in 1920-1 changed everyone’s interest as it became more popular.  Potters quickly transitioned to the new blackware and the polychrome pieces were then made with less frequency.  Interestingly, the provenance on this bowl is that the owner’s grandmother purchased it from her in the 1920s.  Definitely a fascinating and important piece of San Ildefonso and Maria pottery history!  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie”.

To learn more about Maria’s signatures, click here.

$ 7,000.00
Martinez, Maria – Jar with Rain Designs (1920’s), “Marie”

This bowl is an early piece by Maria Martinez.  The bowl was made and polished by Maria and painted by her husband, Julian. The piece is highly polished and the designs are simple with a cloud pattern at the rim and rain and lightning designs extending down to the shoulder. While the designs are simple, the style is one which perfectly shows off the highly polished surface for which Maria was known.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

Maria Martinez Signatures

$ 1,850.00
Martinez, Maria –  Bowl with Cloud and Lightning Designs (1920’s), “Marie”

This is a classic bowl by Maria Martinez from 1920-25.  It was made and polished by Maria Martinez and painted by her husband, Julian.  These early pieces are signed, “Marie”, although Julian was painting the designs.  It was not until around 1925 that they began to sign both names to the pottery.   This bowl has a slightly rounded shoulder and the design is painted in the area between the shoulder and the neck.  The pattern is a cloud and lightning design.  The bowl was highly fired to create a near gunmetal (metallic) appearance.  The gunmetal color achieved on these early pieces was from the heat of the firing.  The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie”.

To learn more about Maria’s signatures, click here.

$ 1,800.00
Martinez, Maria – Water Jar with Gourd Indentions (1920’s)

This is certainly one of the most unique jars we have had by Maria Martinez.  The jar is from the 1920’s and it was made by Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian.  It is the actual form, with the indented sections around the shoulder, which is so unusual!  Maria is known for her traditional shapes and highly polished surfaces.  In the 1920’s, this long neck style of jar was one of her most classic forms.  The last image in this post shows her working on a jar with indented sides!  It is not a style which she made after the 1920’s and this is one of the first I have seen in person.  However, each indention is fully polished, as is the entire jar. The neck was painted by Julian and there is a cloud pattern and a turned out neck.  The jar was traditionally fired and has a nearly gunmetal appearance.  It is a creative piece of her pottery and an extraordinary part of the history of her pottery.  The jar is signed, “Marie” in the bottom.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There are few small surface scratches, but nothing unexpected with the age of the jar.  It is not just exciting but an honor to have such a historically important jar come back into the gallery!

To learn more about Maria’s signatures, click here.

$ 4,200.00
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