Martinez, Maria – Wide Bowl with Mountain and Sun Design (1920’s), “Marie”
This is a classic bowl by Maria Martinez from 1920-25. It was made and polished by Maria Martinez and painted by her husband, Julian. These early pieces are signed, “Marie”, although Julian was painting the designs. It was not until around 1925 that they began to sign both names to the pottery. This bowl has a sharp shoulder and it is fully polished. There is a mountain design with a circle for the sun. There are triangular wind patterns separating the vertical designs. The bowl is fired a dark black but has a glassy surface. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie”.