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Lupita Martinez


5-1/2w x 3-3/4h






EBAY - Kaufman, TX


This piece was purchased from a couple who run a resale store in Kaufman, Texas and also sell items on Ebay (wildbill70). They buy through US Marshal sales and estate sales.

Lupita Roybal (Martinez) married Anselmo Martinez.  Anselmo was the grandson of Luisita Pena Martinez and Santiago Martinez.  The lineage is as follows:

The children of Luisita Pena Martinez and Santiago Martinez were Julian Martinez, Louis Martinez and Legoria Martinez Pena.  The son of Louis Martinez was Anselmo Martinez.  Julian Martinez married Maria Montoya (Maria), making Lupita the niece of Maria. 

Lupita was born in 1918 and was an active potter from about 1935 to the 1980's.  In the picture below, Lupita is on the right with the large wedding vase.

Maria teaching pottery at San Ildefonso. Left to right: Marie Roybal Christian, Esther Vigil, Julian Martinez, Florence Naranjo, Juanita Roybal, Josephine Roybal, Maria Martinez, Tomasita Montoya Sanchez, Clara Montoya, Crucita Gonzales Calabaza (Blue Corn), Tonita Pino Brewer, Lupita Martinez, Felipita Martinez Torres.

 Photograph by T. Harmon Parkhurst. From "Maria" - Richard L. Spivey // Ref: Pueblo Indian Pottery - George Schaff