Antique American Indian Art, LLC. Maria Poveka Martinez - San Ildephonso Pueblo. Fine Maria Martinez Pottery Bowl.3 1/4" x 5"d. A slightly wider example of her rounded form; graceful proportions, very fine polish and with strong signature and original price.
From Trustee of the Maria Collection of Roman Peterlin. Peterlin was a well-known local businessman in Phoenix Arizona from the late 1950s to the mid 1980s. Roman owned The Gift World on Van Buren Ave. This was the largest gift shop in Phoenix and was located on the only major road to the west coast. In working with many Native American Artisans Roman fell in love with Maria pottery & started his own collection.His collection spans much of Marias life in pottery & a good amount of her career. Roman told us that he had Maria come to his store for a showing of her craft & also a book signing. Roman said he thought he had the largest private collection. He knew of none larger.
Roman passed away in 2009 at 100 years old. He still talked of his collection until the end. Is probably the most famous of all pueblo potters. She and her husband, Julian, discovered in 1918 how to produce the now-famous black-on-black pottery and they spent the remainder of their careers perfecting and producing it for museums and collectors worldwide.
Early works by Maria and Julian are. By 1923, Maria began signing. On pieces made by her and Julian. His name was omitted because making pottery was woman's work. Pottery made by Maria and painted by Julian, signed Marie, was most probably made between.Pottery made by Maria and painted by Julian between. By 1925, and until his death in 1943, Maria shared the signature with Julian.
Following the death of Julian, their son Adam and his wife Santana helped Maria with the design and firing of her pottery. When Maria began signing pottery, she was told, probably by Chapman, that Marie was a more familiar name than Maria to the non-Indian public. She therefore signed the name Marie for about 30 years.Following the publication of Alice Marriott's book, Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso, she began signing her true name. Around the mid-1950s, Popovi Da began working with his mother, helping her with designing and firing her pottery. They began to co-sign pieces. And Popovi started putting a date on each piece, probably around. Maria often made small pieces of pottery without the assistance of her husband, her son, or her daughter-in-law. These are always highly polished, un-decorated pieces and are usually quite spectacular and graceful and exhibit the true nature of her genius. Welcome to Matt Wood's Antique American Indian Art, LLC. We are confident that you will be pleased with the value, service and peace-of-mind that our gallery can offer you. We will be adding lots of quality Antique American Indian Art over the next few months. The item "Fine Maria Martinez Gun Metal High Polish Pottery Bowl Signed Maria Poveka 5 d" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "antique-american-indian-art-llc" and is located in Aliso Viejo, California. This item can be shipped to United States.