Martinez, Maria – Gunmetal Plate with Seed Designs “Marie + Santana”, 1940’s
This is a classic plate by Maria Martinez, but with an unusual design. It was made and polished by Maria Martinez and painted by her daughter-in-law Santana. The plate is painted with a seed and plant pattern. The “seed” is the two half spheres and they are surrounded by leaf and tendril designs. The plate is highly polished and fired to a silvery gunmetal-black. It is signed on the back, “Marie + Santana”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.