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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful tree-of-life with wonderful colors and decorations, attributed to the late, great Aurelio Flores, Puebla, c. 1940's.
CI-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful tree-of-life with wonderful colors and decorations, attributed to the late, great Aurelio Flores, Puebla, c. 1940's. The tree is beautifully decorated with colorful birds and flowers. This is great Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: the tree-of-life is 11 1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide, at the widest part. the base is 4 inches in diameter. Price: $285.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with fine artwork and an endearing central scene, attributed to the late, great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CI-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with fine artwork and an endearing central scene, attributed to the late, great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The lovely donkey and wonderful doggie seem to be admiring one another! The color combination is stunning, and the border has wonderful wavy edges. This is a great piece by a great and famous artist. Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches diameter. Price: $799.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery cart or carriage, pulled by two horses and filled with happy campesinos, attributed to the great folk artist, Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
CI-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery cart or carriage, pulled by two horses and filled with happy campesinos, attributed to the great folk artist, Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The cart and horses are beautifully formed and decorated. This is Mexican folk art at its very best! Condition is very good, especially considering the age and fragility of the piece. Size: 5 1/2 inches high, including the passengers in the cart, by 11 1/4 inches total length by 4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian vintage folk art, a wonderful carved wooden canoe with Indians busilly paddling in search of some tasty salmon, Klamath or Karok, c. 1920.
CI-4: Native American Indian vintage folk art, a wonderful carved wooden canoe with Indians busily paddling in search of some tasty salmon, Klamath or Karok, c. 1920. The Indians are very nicely carved, and they sport deer hide and beadwork. They are glued in place with pine pitch. This is a great piece of vintage Native American folk art, from the Northern California region. Condition is very good. Size: 18 1/2 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches high, not including the paddlers. The Indian who is standing at the center is 5 1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide with hands extended. Price: $550.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of silver earrings with cabachons of amathyst, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CI-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of silver earrings with cabachons of amethyst, Taxco, c. 1940's. The earrings have posts for pierced ears. The silverwork is excellent, and the earrings are very elegant and graceful. Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches wide at the widest part by 1 3/4 inches long. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of dangling sterling silver earrings with fine repoussee work, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CI-6: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of dangling sterling silver earrings with fine repoussee work, Taxco, c. 1940's. The shape of the earrings is beautifully elegant, and the silverwork is excellent. Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches long by 1/2 inch the widest diameter near the bottom. Price: $165.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork and glass nicho with a carved wooden image of the Virgen Mary, c. 1930's.
CI-7: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork and glass nicho with a carved wooden image of Our Mother Mary, c. 1930's. The tinwork art is excellent, and the Madonna is beautifully carved with her hands devoutly folded. The carved image is covered with gesso and then wonderfully painted. Condition is good. The stamping of the tinwork piece is exceptional! Size: the nicho is 16 1/4 inches high by 10 inches wide by 4 1/4 inches deep (front to back). The carved wooden Madonna is 7 inches tall by 3 3/4 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $495.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely plate with a pale-blue background and a wonderful scene of rural Mexican life, attribute to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CI-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely plate with a pale-blue background and a wonderful scene of rural Mexican life, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The scene is of two wonderful donkeys and their owner, on the way to the market. The artwork is very detailed and lovely, and the scene is highly endearing! Condition is very good. Size: 9 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $295.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely fantasia-ware pottery rectangular dish with incredibly fine and imaginative artwork, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CI-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely fantasia-ware pottery rectangular dish with incredibly fine and imaginative artwork, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The colors are wonderful, and the artwork features floral designs, birds, and leaping gazelles. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 9 inches wide by
2 1/2 inches high. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful red, pottery truck with happy passengers and an elephant and a shark in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's.
CI-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful red, pottery truck with happy passengers and an elephant and a shark in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The truck is beautifully made; this is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 6 1/4 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches high. Price: $495.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of beautiful burnished wall candleholder sconces with wonderful floral and geometric decorations, Tonala, Jalsico, c. 1950's.
CI-11: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of beautiful burnished wall candleholder sconces with wonderful floral and geometric decorations, Tonala, Jalsico, c. 1950's. The burnished effect is achieved by rubbing the pottery with a soft stone, creating a slight shine or burnish. It is fairly rare to find a pair of burnished sconces, as usually one is lost or broken. Condition is very good. Size: each sconce is 8 1/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $475 for the pair.
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CI-12: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a pale, apple-green glaze and wonderful, crisp artwork, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The background glaze is created with a water-color effect; it is spectacular! The artwork is lovely. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $550.
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Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarit, c. 1950's.
CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nayarit, c. 1950's. The mask is decorated with symbols very sacred to the Huichols: a peyote bud, scorpion, deer, and a snake. The beadwork is very fine, with thousands of small beads applied to a wax or pitch base, covering the wood-carved mask. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.
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Native American Indian vintage folk art, and Navajo vintage folk art, a lovely doll in traditional Navajo dress, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930.
CI-14: Native American Indian vintage folk art, and Navajo vintage folk art, a lovely doll in traditional Navajo dress, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930. The doll has a lovely face, and her collar and necklace are beaded. The doll was probably created for a young Navajo girl's play. Condition is good. Size: 8 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.
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Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a beautiful Northwest Coast large totem pole or house post, Haida, Queen Charlotte Islands, c. 1940's.
CI-15: Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a beautiful Northwest Coast large totem pole or house post, Haida, Queen Charlotte Islands, c. 1940's. The pole is beautifully carved and decorated with the symbol of the bear clan at the top. There are symetric symbols on both sides of the bear, including an eagle and what is perhaps a beaver. This is a wonderful piece of Native American art! Condition is very good. Size: 35 1/2 inches high by
11 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back). The piece can be adapted to hang on a wall, or it can be made to stand solo. Price: $1200.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a jaguar by the master creator of the folk art "animalitos", the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
CI-16: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a jaguar by the master creator of the folk art "animalitos", the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The form of this jaguar is beautiful, and the colors are incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches long by 5 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pair of pottery bottles in the form of whimsical and colorful "monos" or Monkeys, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
CI-17: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pair of pottery bottles in the form of whimsical and colorful "monos" or monkeys, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. These bottles were made to hold mescal, a favorite drink in Oaxaca. These are great pieces of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 9 3/4 inches high by 5 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wrought-iron cross with symbols of the passion and death of Christ, Chiapas, c. 1940's.
CH-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wrought-iron cross with symbols of the passion and death of Christ, Chiapas, c. 1940's. The iron-work is excellent! Attached to the cross are various symbols associated with the Passion of Christ: the rooster that crowed three times, the hammer used in the crucifixion, the sun and moon as astronimical symbols associated with the death of Christ, the snake from the Garden of Eden who tempted Adam and Eve with the apple. These crosses are attached to the roofs of houses throughout Chiapas for safety and protection of the house and its inhabitants. Condition is very good. Size: 25 inches high.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage textiles and serapes, and New Mexican vintage textiles, a wonderful textile from Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1920's-1930's.
CH-2: Mexican vintage textiles and serapes, and New Mexican vintage textiles, a wonderful textile from Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1920's-1930's. The rug is decorated with lovely "whirling logs" designs, and the colors are spectacular. This is a very fine piece of weaving from Chimayo, a village in Northern New Mexico where Spanish families have been weaving since the 1600's. Condition is very good. Size: 85 1/2 inches long by 48 inches wide. Price: $1200.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver necklace with wonderful floral designs, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CH-3: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful silver necklace with wonderful floral designs and spheres, Taxco, c. 1940's. The repoussee silverwork is excellent, and the necklace is very elegant and graceful! Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/2 inches long. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with wonderful decorations, Uruapan, c. 1940's.
CH-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with wonderful decorations, Uruapan, c. 1940's. The artwork decoration of the gourd is wonderful and typical of Uruapan. While the gourd shows some age and use, condition is very good overall. Size: 11 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful and whimsical pottery church filled with devout participants at the doors and in the bellfry, and beautiful doves flying overhead, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's or earlier.
CH-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful and whimsical pottery church filled with devout participants at the doors and in the bell towers, and beautiful doves flying overhead, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's or earlier. The church is brightly painted; this is a very happy piece of vintage Mexican folk art by a true master! Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/4 inches high, including the crosses on the bell towers, by 7 inches wide, by 7 1/16 long (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional and folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting San Ysidro el Labrador, San Isidro patron saint of farmers, c. 1930's-1940's, or earlier.
CH-6: Mexican vintage devotional and folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting San Ysidro el Labrador, San Isidro patron saint of farmers, c. 1930's-1940's, or earlier. San Ysidro is shown floating above the ground, assisted by an angel sent from God, and with his oxen and plow. The legend has it the San Ysidro was very devout and gave generously to the poor, but had to work so hard to feed everyone that he could not attend Sunday Mass. God sent an angel to help speed up San Ysidro's labors. Condition is good, given the age of the piece. It shows the usual and expected wear. Size: 13 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide.
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