Martinez, Maria – Feather Plate “Maria + Popovi” (1956-9)
This is a classic plate by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da. Maria made and polished the plate while it was painted by her son, Popovi Da (1923-1971). The plate is highly polished and has a feather pattern as the main design. There are 32 feathers encircling the piece. The surface of the plate is stunning and beautifully reflects the light. The feathers are very tightly painted, which is typical of the early pieces from the late 1950s. It is signed on the back in the clay, “Maria Popovi“. The signature indicates that it was made around 1956-9. The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.