Da, Popovi- Gunmetal Jar with Avanyu (1165)

4"w x 3.5"h

$ 3,800.00

Popovi Da was a son of potter Maria Martinez.  While he worked with her painting designs on her pottery, he also created a few pieces on his own beginning in 1962.  He was planning to continue making pottery on his own after Maria retired but unfortunately passed away in 1971 before this could occur.  His pottery pieces are definitely a rarity among Pueblo pottery and it is not often that we come across his work.  This is a classic jar with a low shoulder and sloping sides.  It is fully polished and painted with an avanyu encircling the jar.  The jar is tightly painted and fired to a gunmetal finish.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Popovi 1165” which is the firing date of November 1965.  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Not just classic, but an iconic piece of his pottery.