Martinez, Maria – Jar with Feather and Lightning Design “Marie + Julian” (1930’s)
This jar by Maria Martinez is a classic of her early pottery. It was made and polished by Maria and then painted by her husband, Julian Martinez (1897-1943). The jar is one of her iconic forms with a sharp shoulder and a sloping neck. The design is painted on the shoulder of the jar. There is a feather pattern in two sections and a storm (lightning/rain) design on the other two. The jar is highly polished and fired a deep black in coloration. It is signed, “Marie + Julian” on the bottom. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.