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MARIA MARTINEZ San Ildefonso Pottery "Horno" Incense Burner


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  • Product description

    Highly acclaimed and sought after, Maria Martinez (1887-1980) from San Ildefonso Pueblo developed and popularized black-on-black pottery. Arguably the most famous pueblo potter of the 20th century, Martinez regularly relied on the assistance of her family to create her work. This particular piece is signed Maria & Santana, who was her daughter-in-law. This piece was made circa 1950, and is in the shape of a “horno”, which is a traditional Navajo oven which was common in the pueblo. Martinez typically did larger pieces of pottery, but would occasionally make smaller pieces like this one with leftover lumps of clay. A beautiful little piece, it is a functional incense burner but also an excellent collector’s piece for fans of Martinez’s work. 


    KK 101184

  • Product condition

    Great condition.

  • Product Size

    3"W x 4"D x 3"H