Maria Martinez (1887-1980) and Santana Martinez (1909-2002) - San Ildefonso Redware Plate, 1.5" x 5.5"
- Circa: Late 1940
- Size: 1.5'' x 5.5''
Signed "Marie + Santana" Very good condition. Only minor surface wear, due to ethnographic use. There are no chips or cracks. Acquired from a private collection in New Mexico. The owner's father had this commissioned specifically with Maria Martinez. Maria told them she would do it as long as they did not tell anyone, since she was known for her black pottery. The owner was a nuclear physicist at the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was good friends with Maria and Julian Martinez. The owner has authorized us to lower the price from $1,575 to $1,250.