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Desideria Montoya Sanchez was a sister of noted potter Maria Martinez. She was known for her traditional pottery and use of both classic and innovative designs. This jar has a high shoulder and a short neck. It is fully polished and painted around the shoulder. The jar has an alternating mountain and bird wing pattern. It has a very angular and modernist appearance. The jar was fired to a silvery-black coloration. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Desideria”.