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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I've had this black on black for a while now and I just can't ID it. I think that it may have been signed on the bottom or I'm just wishing it was but the deal is, here in Cali, we do have the good ol' earthshakes and many people put that waxy gunk on the bottom of their stuff and this is exactly what happens. It doesn't come off a lot of items. It's made a mush out of the bottom of this bowl.

    I don't think it is Maria and Julian's because it's not as perfect as seen by them. Unless, could this possibly be a very early piece? The previous owner seemed to think it was a very important piece.

    I would greatly appreciate all opinions anyone has.

    Thanks for all your help!

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Deco design, looks familiar, but can't put my finger on it !
    2. vintiquechique vintiquechique, 3 years ago
      It looks like San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery to me. I studied ceramics in the 70s & 80s and my disseration/thesis was on Pueblo Pottery. I hope this helps. Also have a look at
      It's a beautiful piece, even with the fissure. If my memory serves me at all well, some of the pieces were used as funeral/burial purposes and the banding around the top was left incomplete to allow the spirit to be set free.
    3. vintiquechique vintiquechique, 3 years ago
      possibly by Maximiliana “Anna” Martinez, or her sister Maria Martinez.
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Phil thank you for your love, comment and effort here on this piece. You are appreciated! xoxo
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      vintiquechique I have to tell you, you really made my day! Wow, it's been 9 years ago that I got this piece, I had not realized that until just now but back then I did a lot of research on this and always had a gut feeling that it just had to be Maria's work. I obviously still don't know that for sure but have to say, when I clicked on the link, there was a piece that screamed out at me right away! I am super excited about that! Thank you so much for your information. Looks like I won't be taking this piece with me to the flea market and I've always been leary of shipping it anywhere. I think I have also just found two new favorite artists; Tony Da and Les Namingha! Thank you so much. I actually had that site that you linked here in my bookmarks but had forgotten. I appreciate your effort here too! Thank you!
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Forgot to say, that's an interesting fact about the ashes too! I never knew that. Thanks again.
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Thanks to all that stopped by for the love tap!

      Caperkid & Bonnie, much appreciated!
    8. vintiquechique vintiquechique, 3 years ago
      My pleasure! It lovely to see something that I have an inkling about (for a change!).
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      I'm glad I waited so long to post it ;) Timing is everything!
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love picker, vtg fran and inky! I got very good news here and I'm still very happy about that!!! Thanks for comin' by! Much appreciated!
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Beautiful Susie! One of these has been on my wishlist for a while... I was looking at some of my vacation, but they were too "new"!
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Rick, thanks for the love and comment...Really? On your wishlist??? Hmmm, maybe we can talk about some kind of trade. I'll give you a hint, it's already "Ours"!!! hahaha

      Seriously, we can talk about it!
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      I have to apologize to you all for lagging in my thanks to you. I can tell you that I am trying my best to reorganize everything and get some kind of structure in order here. It's not really working well for me but I am trying. So until then, please understand that I am not trying to be rude, I'm just perfectly unorganized!

      Thanks and love to you all!
    14. Cbill Cbill, 2 years ago
      I have one also but i have been led to believe that it is more Santo Domingo than Santa Clara. I love it just the same. Mine is well used and worn on the bottom.

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