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

5.5"w x 6"h

$ 1,200.00

This is a tall jar by Santana and Adam Martinez.  It is one of their classic shapes with a round shoulder and a cylindrical form.   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 jar is fully polished.  The design was then painted around theside of the jar.  Santana painted a classic avanyu (water serpent) design encircling the piece.  The jar 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!