Martinez, Santana & Adam – Long Neck Water Jar with Feather Design (1970s)

6.5"w x 8"h

$ 2,200.00

This is a striking long-neck water jar by Santana and Adam Martinez.  It is one of their classic shapes with a round shoulder and elongated neck.  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 the shoulder of the jar.  Santana painted a series of feathers around the shoulder of the piece.  The jar was fired to a silvery gunmetal 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!