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This gunmetal-fired bowl is a classic piece by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da. Maria made and polished the bowl and it was 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 a gunmetal coloration with a silvery-metallic appearance across nearly the entire surface. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria / Popovi 270”. The firing date is when the pottery was made, so this bowl was from February 1970. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Great gunmetal-fired pieces by Maria and Popovi with such highly polished surface are always stunning and a great addition to any collection!