Cruz, Marie E. – Plate with Bird Designs (1940s)
This is one of the only pieces we have had by Marie E. Cruz (1894-?). She was married to Max Cruz and the mother of Vicenti Cruz and Isabel Cruz and the grandmother of Maria C. Cruz. She made pottery in the 1930-40s period. By 1950, according to the census, she was no longer able to work. This plate is polished on the back. The front is inside incised with three birds. The designs are highlighted with red and white clay slips. It is signed on the back, “Marie. E. Cruz”. It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.