Martinez, Maxamiliana “Anna” – Large Jar with Rain Designs (1920’s)
This is an exceptional large jar by Maximiliana “Anna” Martinez. She was a sister of Maria Martinez. It is a fully polished jar and a classic shape with the low shoulder and sloping sides. The design around the shoulder almost looks like an inverted feather, but there are step (lightning) and rain (lines) designs. Typical of her pottery and imagery, it is tightly painted and highly polished. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Anna”. It is not often that we see pieces of her work from this period in this size and design.