Martinez, Maria – Jar with Avanyu, “Maria + Popovi” (1956-9)

4.5"w x 3.5"h

$ 3,000.00

This a classic jar by  Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da.  Maria made and stone polished the bowl while it was painted and fired by her son, Popovi Da  (1923-1971). Popovi focused on both the painted surfaces of the pottery as well as the firings.  This jar has a round body and a short neck.  There is a water serpent (avanyu) as the design, which encircles the piece.   The jar was fired to a glassy black coloration.  t is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria / Popovi”.  The signature shows that is in an early piece from between 1956-9. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There is a slight indention near the base, which is polished over, so pre-firing, and can be seen in the photos.  It is certainly a classic by Maria and Popovi Da!

Maria Martinez Signatures