Martinez, Maria – Plate with Cloud Designs “Maria Popovi” (1956-9)

5.5" diameter

$ 2,000.00

This is a classic black fired plate by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da. Maria made and polished the plate and it was fired by her son, Popovi Da  (1923-1971). Popovi focused on both the painted surfaces of the pottery as well as the firings.  The piece is painted with a double cloud design around the rim.  It is a design originated by his father, Julian Martinez.  This plate is fired a deep black coloration.  The plate is signed on the back in the clay, “Maria / Popovi”.  This dates it from 1956-9. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.   

Maria Martinez Signatures