Martinez, Maria – 8″ Plate with Flower Design (1920s)

8" diameter

$ 1,500.00

This is a classic early plate by Maria Martinez.  Maria would make the pottery and her husband, Julian Martinez, would paint the design.  The plate is an early one from around 1924-5.  It is polished on the front and matte on the back.  The plate has a four-part flower design that extends out from a central square space.  It is tightly painted and the plate was fired a deep black coloration.  The plate is signed on the back, near the rim, “Marie”. The pieces were signed before they were fired.  The plate is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  I tried to take photos of it at various angles and turn it a bit each time to capture the design and the polish.

Maria Martinez Signatures