Martinez, Maria – Gunmetal Jar with Rainclouds and Seeds (Maria + Popovi), 1956-9

7"w x 5.5"h

$ 5,500.00

This is a classic gunmetal fired jar by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da.  Maria made and polished the jar and it was then painted by her son, Popovi Da  (1923-1971). The jar is highly polished and the designs are rain, cloud, seed, and lightning design.  The use of the hachure (crisscross) lines is indicative of Popovi’s painting style.  The imagery flows around the jar from the shoulder.  The piece was fired silvery-gunmetal coloration.  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.

Maria Martinez Signatures