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Mexican Devotional and Colonial Art

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health (Nuestra Senora de la Salud), patroness of the Lake Patzcuaro region, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main image of Our Lady. Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health (Nuestra Senora de la Salud), patroness of the Lake Patzcuaro region, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health (Nuestra Senora de la Salud), patroness of the Lake Patzcuaro region, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Another full frontal view of the statue.
DZ-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health (Nuestra Senora de la Salud), patroness of the Lake Patzcuaro region, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The image of Our Lady is very serene and lovely! The pottery figure is done in the traditional style of Tzintzuntzan with a soft cream field and black detailing. It is wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 21 inches high by 12 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $950.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art. a retablo painted on tin depicting San Rafael the Archangel, Mexico, c. 1900. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art. a retablo painted on tin depicting San Rafael the Archangel, Mexico, c. 1900. Closeup photo of San Rafael's face.
DY-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin depicting San Rafael the Archangel, Mexico, c. 1900. The retablo is beautifully painted. San Rafael is shown standing and holding a fish, which alludes to his healing of Tobias in the Old Testament using gall from a fish. He is said to guard pilgrims on their journeys, and he is regarded as the angel who carries God's healing. The retablo is in good condition, given the age of the piece. Size: 11 1/16 inches high by 8 inches wide. Price: $625.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin showing Mother Mary, Mary Magdalen, an Apostle, and two angels taking the body of the Crucified Christ down from the Cross, c. 1940's. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin showing Mother Mary, Mary Magdalen, an Apostle, and two angels taking the body of the Crucified Christ down from the Cross, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of Mother Mary holding the body of Christ. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin showing Mother Mary, Mary Magdalen, an Apostle, and two angels taking the body of the Crucified Christ down from the Cross, c. 1940's. Another closeup photo showing the figures painted on the retablo.
DX-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin showing Mother Mary, Mary Magdalen, an Apostle, and two angels taking the body of the Crucified Christ down from the Cross, c. 1940's. The artwork is very graceful and fine. Condition is good, given the age of the piece. There is a crease running through the center of the tin (see photo), actually enhancing the beauty of the retablo. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by 10 inches wide. Price: $575.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting the Alma de Maria, or Spirit of Mary, c. 1930. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting the Alma de Maria, or Spirit of Mary, c. 1930. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face.
DW-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting the Alma de Maria, or Spirit of Mary, c. 1930. The image of Our Lady is serene and very beautiful. The colonial-style wooden frame is probably newer, and it complements the image nicely. Condition is good, given the age of the piece. Size: 13 1/4 inches high by 10 inches wide, without the frame. In the frame, the piece is 22 inches high by 15 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a carved wooden figure depicting the corpus of Christ, c. mid-19th century.  Main photo of the Corpus. Mexican vintage devotional art, a carved wooden figure depicting the corpus of Christ, c. mid-19th century.  Closeup photo of Jesus's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, a carved wooden figure depicting the corpus of Christ, c. mid-19th century.  Another view of the Corpus.
DW-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, a carved wooden figure depicting the corpus of Christ, c. mid-19th century. The figure is beautifully carved and is very peaceful and serene. The piece has a lovely patina. Condition is good; the figure has lost its arms but is otherwise intact and very lovely. Size: 22 3/4 inches long by 4 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 3/4 inches deep, front to back. Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin, depicting the Holy Family, c. 19th century. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin, depicting the Holy Family, c. 19th century. Closeup of the Holy Family.
DW-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin, depicting the Holy Family, c. 19th century. The retablo is mounted in a lovey hand-carved wooden frame. Condition is good, given the age of the piece; there are minor areas of paint-loss and rusting, which is very normal for retablos of this period. Size: 14 inches high by 10 inches wide, without the frame. In the frame the piece is 16 inches high by 12 inches wide. Price: $399.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin depicting St. Joseph with the baby Jesus, c. 1920.  Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin depicting St. Joseph with the baby Jesus, c. 1920.  Front view of the entire retablo.
DV-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin depicting St. Joseph with the baby Jesus, c. 1920. The images of St. Joseph and Jesus are very warm and tender, and the retablo displays a wonderful patina.Condition is good, given the age of the piece; there is some wear aroung the edges of the piece which only enhance the sense of age. Size: 9 1/4 inches high by 7 1/4 inches wide. Price: $299.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a wonderful Tarahumara carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe, northern Mexico, c. 1980's.  Main photo of the carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a wonderful Tarahumara carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe, northern Mexico, c. 1980's.  Closeup photo of the top of the carving showing Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a wonderful Tarahumara carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe, northern Mexico, c. 1980's.  Closeup photo of the bottom of the carving showing the angel.
DU-5: Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a wonderful Tarahumara carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe, northern Mexico, c. 1980's. The chip detail is very well and carefully done. This is a great piece of Mexican devotional art. Condition is very good. Size:
19 inches high by 10 1/16 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful image of Our Lady of the Soledad (Patroness of Oaxaca), wonderfully carved of wood and beautifully painted, signed D. Cortes, c. 1930-40's. Main image of the carving. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful image of Our Lady of the Soledad (Patroness of Oaxaca), wonderfully carved of wood and beautifully painted, signed D. Cortes, c. 1930-40's. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful image of Our Lady of the Soledad (Patroness of Oaxaca), wonderfully carved of wood and beautifully painted, signed D. Cortes, c. 1930-40's. Closeup photo of the artist's signature on one corner of the base.
DQ-3: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful image of Our Lady of the Soledad (Patroness of Oaxaca), wonderfully carved of wood and beautifully painted, signed D. Cortes, c. 1930-40's. The statue is beautifully carved, with wonderful detail. The image of Our Lady is very lovely and serene. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/4 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin depicting the bleeding Hand of God, c. 1880's (19th century).  Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin depicting the bleeding Hand of God, c. 1880's (19th century).  Closeup photo of the Trinity near the top of the retablo.
DP-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin depicting the bleeding Hand of God, c. 1880's (19th century). Christ's blood is issuing from the hand and is collected in a chalice. Lambs are drinking from the chalice. The figures of Mary, her mother St. Anne, St. Joseph holding a flower, and St. Joachim, the father of Mary, are all seated in clouds under the Hand. Condition is good, given the age of the retablo. Size: 15 3/4 inches high by 11 1/2 inches wide. Price: $750.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art. a woodcarving depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel holding the infant Christ, by the famous Cortes Family of carvers, Mexico City c. 1940's.  Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage devotional art. a woodcarving depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel holding the infant Christ, by the famous Cortes Family of carvers, Mexico City c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of the faces of Mary and the Infant Jesus.
DP-3: Mexican vintage devotional art. a woodcarving depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel holding the infant Christ, by the famous Cortes Family of carvers, Mexico City c. 1940's. The carving is very lovely and serene. Condition is fair; the figure of Our Lady is missing some fingers, and the infant Christ is missing two hands. In spite of this, the piece is extremely beautiful! The Lady's tunic has the image of a scapular traced in gold. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 2 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful Crucifix with a sterling silver crown on Christ's head, 19th century Mexico.  Main photo of the Crucifix. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful Crucifix with a sterling silver crown on Christ's head, 19th century Mexico.  Closeup photo of Christ's head with the silver crown of thorns.
DP-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful Crucifix with a sterling silver crown on Christ's head, 19th century Mexico. The body is beautifully carved, and the figure of the crucified Christ is peaceful and serene. Condition is good for the age of the piece; some fingers are missing from Christ's hands, but otherwise the Crucifix is in wonderful condition. Size: 23 inches high by 13 3/4 inches wide at the arms of the cross.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery bottle representing Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Main photo of the bottle. Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery bottle representing Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the Virgen's face. Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery bottle representing Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the angel at the Virgen's feet.
DN-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery bottle representing Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The piece is beautifully formed, and colors are bright and wonderful. These pottery bottles were used to transport Holy Water to people's homes. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 3 3/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $450.

 

Mexican and Guatemalan vintage devotional art, a beautiful Guatemalan nicho crafted of wood and glass with a wonderful bulto (statue) of the crucified black Christ, c. 1930.  Main image of the nicho. Mexican and Guatemalan vintage devotional art, a beautiful Guatemalan nicho crafted of wood and glass with a wonderful bulto (statue) of the crucified black Christ, c. 1930.  Another frontal view of the nicho. Mexican and Guatemalan vintage devotional art, a beautiful Guatemalan nicho crafted of wood and glass with a wonderful bulto (statue) of the crucified black Christ, c. 1930.  A side view of the nicho, or display case.
DK-9: Mexican and Guatemalan vintage devotional art, a beautiful Guatemalan nicho crafted of wood and glass with a wonderful bulto (statue) of the crucified black Christ, c. 1930. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 14 inches high by 12 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930.  Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930.  Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930.  Closeup photo of the lovely angel at Our Lady's feet.
DD-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930. The artwork is very fine, and Our Lady's face and that of the angel at her feet are serene and very lovely. Condition is very good, given the age of the retablo; there are areas of wear, as can be seen in the photos. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area.  Main photo of the Crucifix. Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area.  A closer view of the piece. Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area.  A closeup photo of Christ"s face.
DA-5: Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area. The carving has lovely patina, and the figure of Christ is very solemn and beautiful, and is decorated with real horse-hair. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 37 inches high, when standing in the box-stand, by 21 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep (front to back of the figure of Christ. The wooden box stand is 8 1/16 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $1400.

 

Mexican and New Mexican vintage devotional art, a New Mexican tin retablo painted with the images of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, New Mexico, c. 1930's. Main photo of the New Mexican retablo. Mexican and New Mexican vintage devotional art, a New Mexican tin retablo painted with the images of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, New Mexico, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the faces of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus.
CU-6: Mexican and New Mexican vintage devotional art, a New Mexican tin retablo painted with the images of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, New Mexico, c. 1930's. The figures of St. Joseph and the Child are beautifully painted and very loving and serene. It was painted by a New Mexican WPA artist early in the Great Depression. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/16 inches high by 7 1/4 inches wide. Price: $725.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork retablo showing a devout woman praying to the Crucified Chist, c. 1910. Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican tinwork art, a beautifully painted exvoto, painted on tin, depicting Animas (souls in Purgatory) and a woman praying to the Crucified Christ on their behalf, that they be granted entrance to Heaven, Mexico, c. 1900. Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican tinwork art, a beautifully painted exvoto, painted on tin, depicting Animas (souls in Purgatory) and a woman praying to the Crucified Christ on their behalf, that they be granted entrance to Heaven, Mexico, c. 1900. Photo showing the back side of the tinwork-art exvoto.
CR-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican tinwork art, a beautifully painted exvoto, painted on tin, depicting Animas (souls in Purgatory) and a woman praying to the Crucified Christ on their behalf, that they be granted entrance to Heaven, Mexico, c. 1900. The painting is very crisp and lovely. An exvoto is a petition painted on tin, or a form of thanks for a petition or prayer which has been answered. The Animas of this exvoto are a king, two women, and a bishop. Condition is very good; there is natural wear, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 inches high by 10 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retable depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin and framed, c. 1930. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retable depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin and framed, c. 1930. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retable depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin and framed, c. 1930. Closeup photo of the angel at Our Lady's feet.
CQ-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin and framed, c. 1930. The faces of Our Lady and the angel at her feet are very serene and beautifully painted. Condition is very good, given the age of the retablo. Size: the retablo within the frame is
17 1/4 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide. Price: $525.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful relicario with the small retablo beautifully painted on tin, with a lovely hand-made silver chain, c. 1920's.  Another closeup photo of the first side of the relcario. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful relicario with the small retablo beautifully painted on tin, with a lovely hand-made sterling silver chain, c. 1920's.  Closeup photo of the second side of the relicario. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful relicario with the small retablo beautifully painted on tin, with a lovely hand-made silver chain, c. 1920's. Closeup photo of the second side.
CP-12: Andean vintage devotional art, and Andean vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful relicario with the small retablo beautifully painted on tin, with a lovely hand-made sterling silver chain, c. 1920's. The relicario depicts images of the Virgin Mary and Child Jesus, painted on both sides. The first image is that of the Virgen de Copacabana, Bolivia. This is truly a treasure of Andean devotional art! Condition is very good, given the age of relicario itself. Size: the relicario is 4 3/4 inches high by 2 3/4 inches wide. The silver chain is 23 inches long. Price: $2800.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful statue of the Nino Perdido, a highly venerated image of the Christ Child, in a wonderful nicho which serves as the carrying case for the figure of the Nino, Mexico, c. 19th century. Main photo of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful statue of the Nino Perdido, a highly venerated image of the Christ Child, in a wonderful nicho which serves as the carrying case for the figure of the Nino, Mexico, c. 19th century. Closeup photo of the Nino. Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful statue of the Nino Perdido, a highly venerated image of the Christ Child, in a wonderful nicho which serves as the carrying case for the figure of the Nino, Mexico, c. 19th century. Side view of the nicho.
CN-7: Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful statue of the Nino Perdido, a highly venerated image of the Christ Child, in a wonderful nicho which serves as the carrying case for the figure of the Nino, Mexico, c. 19th century. The nicho with the Nino Perdido was most likely used in religious processions in Mexico. It is stunning in its beauty! Condition is very good, considering the age of the piece; there is some loss of paint on the nicho, and also some evidence of wood-beatles from the past and no longer active. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. Main photo of the exvoto. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the front of the exvoto. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the Blessed Virgen on the exvoto.
CK-5: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. The scene of the exvoto expresses a man's gratitude upon being released from prison. The couple looks with gratitude at an image of the Blessed Virgin. Condition is good; the exvoto does show some age. Size: the exvoto within the frame is 6 3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide. With the frame, the piece is 11 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide. Price: $625.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the front of the bottle. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of Our Lady's lovely face. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of the angel at Our Lady's feet. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.  A side view of the figure. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.  A photo showing the back of the figure, highlighting Our Lady's robe.
CK-14: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. The Holy Water bottle is extremely well-formed and decorated. The figure is very graceful and stunningly beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back, including the handle). Price: $750.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting the Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother), c. 1930. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting the Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother), c. 1930. Closeup photo of our Lady's face.
CG-3: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting the Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother), c. 1930. Our Lady of Sorrows is beautifully painted, and she is surrounded by symbols of Her Son's death by crucifixion: a cock crowing, the whip used to scourge Christ, nails. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. The retablo is framed with a simple wooden frame. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide, including the frame. Price: $950.

 

Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Main photo of the retablo on copper. Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Closeup photo of the front of the retablo. Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Photo showing a corner of the handmade wooden frame.

Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Photo showing the back side of the copper retablo and frame.
CD-4: Mexican colonial devotional art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. The artwork is masterful, and the faces of St. Anthony and the Child are beautiful and serene! The woodwork of the handmade frame is wonderful; it could be original to the age of the retablo, or perhaps it was made to house the retablo sometime later. This is a treasure of Mexican colonial art, and certainly by a master. Condition is excellent. Size: 15 1/2 inches wide by 17 inches high, including the frame. The retablo itself is 6 3/4 inches wide by 9 inches high. Price: $1800.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork- art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900.  Main photo of the front of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork- art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900.  A closeup photo showing the upper part of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork- art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900.  A closeup photo showing the face of the angel.
BS-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900. The retablo, painted on tin, is beautifully done, and the colors remain very vibrant. The tinwork-art frame is extremely rare and fine. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 12 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide, including the tinwork art frame.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful and brightly decorated pottery nativity set, Metepec, c. 1940's. Main view of the nativity set from Metepec. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful and brightly decorated pottery nativity set, Metepec, c. 1940's. Photo showing the Holy Family, part of the nativity set from Metepec. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful and brightly decorated pottery nativity set, Metepec, c. 1940's. Photo showing the three kings, part of the nativity set from Metepec.
BH-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful and brightly decorated pottery nativity set, Metepec, c. 1940's. The pottery set is in the traditional style of Metepec, outside of Mexico City. This is great folk/devotional art! Condition is good, given the age of the set. Size: The adult figures measure c. 6 inches high by 3 inches wide. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful pottery image of Our Lady (probably Nuestra Senora de Zapopan, which is just outside of Guadalajara), Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Main photo. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful pottery image of Our Lady (probably Nuestra Senora de Zapopan, which is just outside of Guadalajara), Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Closeup photo of the top of the Tlaquepaque pottery Madonna. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful pottery image of Our Lady (probably Nuestra Senora de Zapopan, which is just outside of Guadalajara), Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Closeup photo of the base of the Tlaquepaque pottery Madonna. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful pottery image of Our Lady (probably Nuestra Senora de Zapopan, which is just outside of Guadalajara), Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Photo of the back of the Tlaquepaque pottery Madonna.
AF-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful pottery image of Our Lady (probably Nuestra Senora de Zapopan, which is just outside of Guadalajara), Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. The work is beautifully crafted, and the glaze and artwork are wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 9 3/4 inches wide (at the widest part) by approximately 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $875.

 

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