Martinez, Santana & Adam – Bowl with Avanyu Design (1970s)

7.5"w x 3.75"h

$ 1,200.00

This is a round bowl by Santana and Adam Martinez.  It is one of their classic shapes with a round shoulder and a piece that is fully polished.   Adam was the youngest son of Maria Martinez, and Santana (his wife) painted Maria’s pottery in the 1940-the 50s.  The entire surface of this bowl is fully polished.  The design was then painted around the side of the jar.  Santana painted a classic avanyu (water serpent) design encircling the piece.  The bowl was fired to a glassy black coloration.  The high shine accentuates the shape and design.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Santana + Adam”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Definitely a classic piece!