Martinez, Maria – Gunmetal Plate with Cloud and Mesa Designs (Maria + Santana, 1954-6)

6" diameter

$ 1,400.00

This is a classic gunmetal fired plate by Maria Martinez.  It was made by Maria Martinez and painted by her daughter-in-law Santana Martinez (the wife of Adam Martinez, Maria’s son).  It is very highly polished and has a glassy surface.  The design, when turned vertically, has a mesa pattern with clouds and rain designs.  It is tightly painted on the surface.  The plate was fired to a silvery gunmetal coloration. It is signed on the back, “Maria + Santana”.  The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  

Maria Martinez Signatures