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