Santana Martinez (1909-2002) and Adam Martinez (1903-2000) - San Ildefonso Black on Black Wedding Vase, c. 1960s, 8" x 5" (P91242-064-107)
- Circa: 1960s
- Size: 8'' x 5''
Acquired from a private collection in Washington. The owner has authorized us to reduce the price from $4,000 to $2,500. This vase is in very good condition. There are some wear to the surface and blue colored scratched. Marias oldest son, Adam (1901-c.2000), and his wife, Santana (1909-2002), were recognized potters. Santana painted designs on pottery and Adam was a great asset in assisting his mother in gathering clay and firing pottery during the last four decades of her life following the death of Julian in 1943. Santana came from a long line of talented painters and potters. Her grandmother, Dominguita Pino Martinez, was a famous potter and her brother, Awa Tsireh, was a famous painter. Collaboration on pottery with Adam and Santana's dual signatures has been seen for over 50 years. The wedding vase symbolizes the sanctity of marriage in the ceremony. One spout on the wedding vase represents the husband; the other, the wife. The handle in the middle of a wedding vase represents the unity that a husband and wife will achieve when they come together on their wedding day. The space between the handle and the two spouts is a representation of the couples’ circle of life.