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Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving of Our Lady of Guadalupe decorated with hundreds of milagros, Mexico, c. 1950. Main photo of the statue. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving of Our Lady of Guadalupe decorated with hundreds of milagros, Mexico, c. 1950. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face.Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving of Our Lady of Guadalupe decorated with hundreds of milagros, Mexico, c. 1950. Closeup photo of the angel at Our Lady's feet.
EP-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving of Our Lady of Guadalupe decorated with hundreds of milagros, Mexico, c. 1950. The lovely resplendora around Our Lady's head adds to her beauty and sacredness. The faces of Our Lady and of the angel at her feet are beautifully carved! Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 5 inches wide, at the widest part, by 2 1/2 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican devotional art, a woodcarving of St. Francis of Assisi, beautifully carved and covered with beautiful milagros front and back, Michoacan, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the wooden statue. Mexican devotional art, a woodcarving of St. Francis of Assisi, beautifully carved and covered with beautiful milagros front and back, Michoacan, c. 1950's.  Closeup photo of the figure's face. Mexican devotional art, a woodcarving of St. Francis of Assisi, beautifully carved and covered with beautiful milagros front and back, Michoacan, c. 1950's.  Photo of the back side of the statue.
EO-6: Mexican devotional art, a woodcarving of St. Francis of Assisi, beautifully carved and covered with beautiful milagros front and back, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The figure of St. Francis is wonderfully serene and beautiful. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful exvoto done in thanks for prayers or favors received, c. 1940's. In this exvoto, Roberta Torres is thanking the Virgen Mary for saving her from a heart ailment. Main photo of the exvoto. Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful exvoto done in thanks for prayers or favors received, c. 1940's. In this exvoto, Roberta Torres is thanking the Virgen Mary for saving her from a heart ailment. A closer view of the exvoto.
EN-3: Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful exvoto done in thanks for prayers or favors received, c. 1940's. In this exvoto, Roberta Torres is thanking the Virgen Mary for saving her from a heart ailment. Condition is good for a piece of this age. Size: 7 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches high.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin of the Santo Nino de Atocha, 1930's.  Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin of the Santo Nino de Atocha, 1930's.  Closeup photo of the Santo Nino's face.
EM-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin of the Santo Nino de Atocha, 1930's. The retablo is beautifully painted, and the image of the Santo Nino is serene and wonderful. Condition is good, given the age of the piece. Size: 10 inches high by 7 1/16 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Closeup photo of the angel at Our Lady's feet.
EM-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Michoacan, c. 1950. The carving is beautifully done! Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by
4 1/2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, Mexico, c. 1930's. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, Mexico, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, Mexico, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the angel at the base of the retablo.
EK-3: Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, Mexico, c. 1930's. The images of Our Lady and the angel are beautiful and serene. Condition is very good, especially given the age of the retablo. Size: 10 1/16 inches high by 7 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the power of God, Mexico, c. 1920.  Main photo of the front of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the power of God, Mexico, c. 1920.  Closeup photo of the figure of the Sacred Heart. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the power of God, Mexico, c. 1920.  Photo of the figures along the top of the retablo.
EI-7: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the power of God, Mexico, c. 1920. At the top are St. Ann, mother of Mary, the Virgin Mary, the Christ Child, St. Joseph, and St. Joachim, the father of Mary. At the bottom left are images of the Passion of Christ. The retablo is beautifully painted; this is a unique piece of Mexican devotional art. Condition is very good, especially given the age of the piece. Size:
13 3/4 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

New Mexican devotional art, a beautiful carved wooden bulto depicting Our Lady of Sorrows, by the accomplished santero Jose Armijo, New Mexico, c. 1980. Main photo of the carved santo. New Mexican devotional art, a beautiful carved wooden bulto depicting Our Lady of Sorrows, by the accomplished santero Jose Armijo, New Mexico, c. 1980.  Closeup photo showing Our Lady's lovely face.
EG-5: New Mexican devotional art, a beautiful carved wooden bulto depicting Our Lady of Sorrows, by the accomplished Santero Jose Armijo, New Mexico, c. 1980. The piece is beautifully carved and painted, and the image of Our Lady is very moving! Condition is very good. Size: 9 3/4 inches high by 2 3/4 inches wide. The rectangular base is 4 inches long by 5 1/2 inches wide. Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican fine art, a beautiful oil painting of the Immaculate Conception, c. 1900. Main photo of the painting. Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican fine art, a beautiful oil painting of the Immaculate Conception, c. 1900. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican fine art, a beautiful oil painting of the Immaculate Conception, c. 1900. Another full view of the painting.
ED-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican fine art, a beautiful oil painting of the Immaculate Conception, c. 1900. The image of Our Lady is extremely beautiful and serene. Condition is good, given the age of this piece; there is some minor restoration near the bottom of the painting. Size: including the hand-carved frame, the piece is 20 inches high by 15 1/4 inches wide. Price: $900.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, three beautifully carved wooden figures of the Three Kings or Wise Men, decorated with gesso and gold leaf, Mexico City, c. 1940's. Main photo of the Kings. Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, three beautifully carved wooden figures of the Three Kings or Wise Men, decorated with gesso and gold leaf, Mexico City, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the Kings showing their faces. Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, three beautifully carved wooden figures of the Three Kings or Wise Men, decorated with gesso and gold leaf, Mexico City, c. 1940's. Another frontal view of the Kings.
EA-4: Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, three beautifully carved wooden figures of the Three Kings or Wise Men, decorated with gesso and gold leaf, Mexico City, c. 1940's. The Kings come bearing gifts for the newborn Christ Child, gold, frankincense, and myrrh; gold as a symbol of kingship on earth, frankincense as a symbol of deity, and myrrh (an oil used in embalming) a symbol of death. The arrival of the Three Kings is widely celebrated in Mexico as an integral part of Christmas. The carvings are in very good condition. Size: each is 30 1/2 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $375 for the set.

 

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.
SOLD. Thank you!


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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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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