Martinez, Maria – Plate with Bird Wing Designs, “Marie + Julian” (1930s)
This is a smaller plate by Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian. Maria would make the pottery and Julian would paint the design. They began making plates in the 1930’s. This piece is fully polished on the front and painted with a bird wing design. The plate is fired a deep black. The piece is signed on the back in the clay, “Marie + Julian”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.