Martinez, Maria – Wide Bowl with Feather Design (Maria + Santana, 1954-6)
This wide bowl by Maria Martinez is one of her classic pieces in both shape and design. It was made by Maria Martinez and painted by her daughter-in-law Santana Martinez (the wife of Adam Martinez, Maria’s son). It is very highly polished and has a glassy surface. The design is a feather pattern which encircles the shoulder of the jar. The shape of the bowl is a very traditional one for Maria. She would often say that this wide shape was made so the bowl could be easily held in both hands. The deep black firing and the tightly painted designs using the matte clay work perfectly together. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria + Santana”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There is one very small rub on the rim, but otherwise the condition is exceptional, which can also be seen from the bottom of the bowl, which has virtually no wear!
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