Martinez, Maria – Jar with Bird Wing Designs “Marie + Julian” (1930’s)

5.75"w x 4"h

$ 2,200.00

This a classic jar by Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian.  Maria would make the pottery and Julian would paint the design.  This jar has a wide shoulder and a sloping neck.  The entire piece would first be fully polished and then painted with a clay slip on the burnished surface. The design is a bird wing pattern which encircles the jar.  The jar has a highly polished surface and a slight gunmetal appearance.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie + Julian”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.   It’s always great to see early work by Maria and Julian in such good condition.

Maria Martinez Signatures