Sanchez, Desideria – Jar with Interlocking Bird Wings (1930s)

5"w x 4"h

$ 600.00

Desideria Montoya Sanchez was a sister of noted potter Maria Martinez.  She was known for her traditional pottery and the use of both classic and innovative designs. This jar is a combination of traditional bird wing patterns painted in an interlocking style.  It is a striking flow of design across the surface of the piece.  It was fired to a near gunmetal coloration in areas.  It is fascinating to see how Desideria’s pottery is easily differentiated from that of Maria in both shape and design.  The bowl was fired a dark black coloration.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Desideria”.  There is a sticker on the bottom which says “from the pueblo of San Ildefonso”.  These were used in the 1930s and 40’s and I have left it on the bottom as part of the historic provenance of the piece.

Early San Ildefonso Pottery Innovators -1920-1940