Martinez, Maria – 9″ Wide Jar with 40 Feathers “Maria Popovi” (1956-9)

9"w x 7"h

$ 11,000.00

It is not often we see such a large jar by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da.  Maria made and polished the bowl while it was painted by her son, Popovi Da  (1923-1971). The jar is highly polished and has a feather pattern painted around the shoulder.  There are 40 symmetrically painted feathers encircling the piece. Below the feathers is a cloud pattern.  The jar was fired a glassy gunmetal coloration with a very silvery appearance.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria Popovi“. The signature indicates that it was made between 1956-9.   The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Simply stunning!

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