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This is a striking gunmetal fired plate by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da. Maria made and polished the plate 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. The piece is painted with a seed and plant design. It fills up most of the space and yet it leaves open space for the gunmetal surface to show through. On this piece, the coloration of the firing has an even tonality. The plate is signed on the back in the clay, “Maria / Popovi”. This dates it from 1956-9. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Great gunmetal-fired pieces by Maria and Popovi are always stunning and a great addition to any collection!