Martinez, Maria – Gunmetal Plate with Feather Pattern (Maria + Santana, 1954-6)
This is a classic 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 is a feather pattern which encircles the plate. There are 46 feathers on the plate. It was fired to a near-gunmetal coloration. The plate is signed on the back, “Maria + Santana”. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. The two photos of the plate at an angle are with a full turn to best show the full surface of the plate in good lighting.