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Low and Wide Black-on-black Jar signed Marie & Santana

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Maria Montoya Poveka Martinez (1887-1980) Pond Lily
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: San Ildefonso Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 4-3/4” height x 9” diameter
  • Item # C3672D
  • Price: $3,950.00

This jar is signed Marie & Santana, the earlier signature, indicating that it was made from mid-1940s to mid-1950s. There are two periods of pottery that were collaborated by Maria and her daughter-in-law, Santana.  The earlier ones were signed Marie & Santana and that period lasted from Julian’s death in 1943 until 1956, at which time Popovi Da replaced Santana and helped his mom.  Maria did not immediately stop working with Santana when she began working with Popovi but did continue on and off for a few more years.  Those later pieces are signed Maria & Santana. This jar is signed Marie & Santana, the earlier signature, indicating that it was made from mid-1940s to mid-1950s.  Maria made the jar and Santana decorated it with the Mimbres-inspired eagle feather design, one of the favorite designs of Julian.

 

The shape of the jar is wide and low and it has an inward-sloping shoulder which provides a perfect area to display parallel feathers encircling the jar from the rim to the mid-body bulge.  Below the widest part of the jar, Santana painted three parallel lines also encircling the body of the vessel. 

 

Condition: excellent condition

Recommended ReadingThe Legacy of Maria Poveka Martinez by Richard Spivey.  This book is currently not available from Adobe Gallery

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Alexandria, Virginia

Maria Montoya Poveka Martinez (1887-1980) Pond Lily
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: San Ildefonso Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 4-3/4” height x 9” diameter
  • Item # C3672D
  • Price: $3,950.00

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