Martinez, Maria – Jar with Rain Designs (1920’s), “Marie”
This bowl is an early piece by Maria Martinez. The bowl was made and polished by Maria and painted by her husband, Julian. The piece is highly polished and the designs are simple with a cloud pattern at the rim and rain and lightning designs extending down to the shoulder. While the designs are simple, the style is one which perfectly shows off the highly polished surface for which Maria was known. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.