Martinez, Maria – Bowl with Avanyu, “Maria + Popovi 463” (1963)

4"w x 3"h

$ 2,500.00

This a classic bowl by  Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da.  Maria made and stone polished the bowl while it was painted and fired by her son, Popovi Da  (1923-1971). Popovi focused on both the painted surfaces of the pottery as well as the firings.  This bowl is Maria’s classic round shape.  It is fully polished and painted with an avanyu encircling the piece. The bowl was fired to a silvery/black coloration.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria / Popovi 463”.  The signature has the firing date of “463”, which indicates it was made in April 1963.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  The bowl has an original invoice from the Popovi Da studio from April 1963, so it must have just been fired when it was purchased!   It is undoubtedly a classic by Maria and Popovi Da with nice provenance.

Maria Martinez Signatures