Huge Red Pottery Feather Plate by Maria and Popovi
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1960: Item # 1126103
Territorial Indian Arts
7077 E. Main St. #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
At 14 1/2" diameter, this is the largest Maria pottery plate we have ever had! And its being red is even more exciting as there were very few plates fired to red by Maria and her son Popovi Da.
Traditionally hand built with coils of native clay, plates were the most difficult to make successfully, but Maria was adept! A fine drying crack is apparent on the back, it is superficial and stable.
Stone burnished red slip is painted with a buff slip, by Po, to create the outlines of the classic feathers, with four lines encircling as a border. Pit fired out doors, no smoke clouds or hot spots. One tiny pop out almost looks like a tiny crystal impurity in the clay.
There is no firing date but a sticker tag says 1952, Popovi began dating his pieces in the mid-1950s. Signed by both.
This is as wonderful as it gets for pottery by the most famous Mother and Son potters of all times!
Buyer pays $50.00 for packing, shipping and insurance.