Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Premier Auction - Session II - March 25, 2023

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1212

Two Signed Blackware Pots, Maria and Juanita

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

San Ildefonso Pueblo, 20th century, the first signed on base "Maria & Santana", (Maria Montoya Martinez, 1887-1980 and Santana Roybal Martinez, 1909-2002), circa 1940, small olla with geometric feather design, 3 x 4-1/4 in.; the second signed somewhat illegibly on base "Juanita...", (presumably Juanita Gonzales 1909-1988), the wide mouthed bowl with deeply carved geometric designs at mouth, 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.



the Maria pot with some overall surface handling wear, no apparent chips or cracks; the Juanita pot with overall wear, grime and surface abrasions, nicks to rim

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Purchased in the 1930s-40s by a railroad Executive in the Southwest; Private Collection, Asheville, North Carolina