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Mexican Devotional and Colonial Art

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe with wonderful form and colors, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1970.  Main photo of the Lady. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe with wonderful form and colors, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1970.  Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe with wonderful form and colors, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1970.  Closeup photo of the bottom of the piece, showing the angel at Our Lady's feet.
BS-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe with wonderful form and colors, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1970. The image of Our Lady is very beautiful and serene. This piece is extremely rare for Tzintzuntzan, where the traditional pottery is cream-colored with dark brown designs. This is a beautiful and highly collectible piece of Mexican devotional and folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide (at the widest part) by 4 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.

 

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. Price: $1200.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very beautiful Animas Cross (a carving of the crucified Christ with two souls in purgatory near the base), c. 1930.  Main photo of the Animas Cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very beautiful Animas Cross (a carving of the crucified Christ with two souls in purgatory near the base), c. 1930.  Closeup photo of the Christ. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very beautiful Animas Cross (a carving of the crucified Christ with two souls in purgatory near the base), c. 1930.  Closeup photo of the two souls in purgatory, at the base of the Animas Cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very beautiful Animas Cross (a carving of the crucified Christ with two souls in purgatory near the base), c. 1930.  Photo shot from above the cross looking down.
BQ-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very beautiful Animas Cross (a carving of the crucified Christ with two souls in purgatory near the base), c. 1930. This is a great piece of Mexican devotional art, and it has a lovely form and patina. Condition is very good; there are some minor areas of wear. Size: 15 inches high by 7 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 1/4 inches deep (front to back) at the base. This piece is composed entirely of hand-carved wood with gesso and paint, and it is truly magnificent! Price: $1300.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Main photo of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Closeup of Our Lady of Guadalupe, inside of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the nicho.
BP-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. The Lady looks down very lovingly, and she is surrounded by wonderful stamped flowers and circles. Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $175.

 

Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's.  Main photo of the painting. Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's.  A closer photo showing the front of the painting. Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's.  A closeup photo of Our Lady's face.
BP-9: Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's. The Lady is very beautiful and serene, and her face is stunningly beautiful! This image of Mary is known throughout Mexico for her many miracles, dating to 1623 when she is said to have saved the life of a young circus performer. She is seen in European style of dress, with a distinctive white, lacy color and a lovely blue cape with red lining which contrasts wonderfully with her white dress embroidered with roses. Very distinctive of the image are the various non-devotional elements which decorate her garments and her halo or crown. Condition is very good, given the age of the painting. There is some very minor wear at the edges of the canvas. Size: 9 1/4 inches wide by 13 inches high, including the lovely wooden frame.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting Santa Liberata tied to a cross, Mexico, c. 1920. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting Santa Liberata tied to a cross, Mexico, c. 1920. Closeup of the saint's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting Santa Liberata tied to a cross, Mexico, c. 1920. Another closeup photo of the saint's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting Santa Liberata tied to a cross, Mexico, c. 1920. Closeup photo of the saint's arm, tied to the cross.
BO-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting Santa Liberata tied to a cross, Mexico, c. 1920. The saint has a beautiful face, and the retablo is stunning! Legend has it that Santa Liberata was one of nine children who all became Christians. Her father wanted Liberata to marry the king of Sicily, but she had taken a vow to remain a virgin. After praying for help, she miraculously grew a beard and mustache, at which point the king of Sicily withdrew as a suiter. Her father was furious and had Liberata crucified for defying his wishes. She is the patron saint of women with burdensome husbands or unwanted suitors. The retablo is in good condition. Size: 10 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $525.

 

Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. Main photo of the anima figure. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. A side view of the Guatemalan anima. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. A view of the back side of the anima. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. A closer view of the face and hands of the anima.
BM-1: Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. The figure is beautifully carved, with inset glass eyes. The bottom part shows the flames of purgatory, and the figure is praying to be received into heaven, once all sins are atoned for. Condition is very good; the figure shows some age, but is in excellent condition. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 4 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $475.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Main photo of the Santo Nino de Atocha, seated on his chair. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the face of the Santo Nino. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. A view of the back side of the nicho.
BK-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Legend has it that the Nino would leave the arms of his mother at night and would bring food and water to comfort miners deep in the silver mines of Zacatecas. The statue of Our Lady and her Santo Nino is in the church at Fresnillo, Zacatecas, and the image of the Santo Nino is highly venerated throughout Mexico and New Mexico. Size: 4 3/4 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

New Mexican vintage devotional art, and New Mexican vintage folk art. a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, done on hand-adzed wood with a surrounding stamped tinwork-art frame, New Mexico, c. 1990. Main photo of the New Mexican retablo by Madrid. New Mexican vintage devotional art, and New Mexican vintage folk art. a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, done on hand-adzed wood with a surrounding stamped tinwork-art frame, New Mexico, c. 1990. A closer look at the painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe. New Mexican vintage devotional art, and New Mexican vintage folk art. a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, done on hand-adzed wood with a surrounding stamped tinwork-art frame, New Mexico, c. 1990. Closeup photo of the face of Our Lady of Guadalupe by the Madrid's. New Mexican vintage devotional art, and New Mexican vintage folk art. a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, done on hand-adzed wood with a surrounding stamped tinwork-art frame, New Mexico, c. 1990. Closeup photo of the angel at the feet of Our Lady of Guadalupe. New Mexican vintage devotional art, and New Mexican vintage folk art. a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, done on hand-adzed wood with a surrounding stamped tinwork-art frame, New Mexico, c. 1990. Photo showing the back side of the retabl set in tin.
BJ-5: New Mexican vintage devotional art, and New Mexican vintage folk art. a wonderful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, done on hand-adzed wood with a surrounding stamped tinwork-art frame, New Mexico, c. 1990. The Virgin is beautilly painted and her face is very serene. The angel at the bottom of the retablo has a very peaceful and lovely face. The tinwork art is wonderful, and has holders for two candles. The retablo is signed on the back "Madrid", a very famous Santero husband and wife team from near Santa Fe. This piece is extremely beautiful! Condition is excellent. Size: 14 inches high by 9 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back), including the tinwork-art. Price: $675.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. Closeup view of the faces of St. Joseph and the child Jesus on the Mexican tin retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. Photo showing the back side of the Mexican tin retablo.
BI-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. The painting is very fine, and the figures are wonderfully peaceful and serene. The retablo has a beautiful patina, that comes with age. Condition is very good. Size: 7 inches high by 5 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Main photo of the Cruz de Animas. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Closeup photo showing Christ at the center of the cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Closeup photo showing the base of the cross with the souls in purgatory. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Photo showing the back side of the cross.
BH-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. The painting depicts Christ crucified, the Holy Spirit, the Sorrowful Mother, the sun and the moon, the cock that crowed, St. Michael the Archangel, and the animas in Purgatory. The cross is in very good condition, given its age. Size: 21 3/4 inches high by 8 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 inches deep (front to back).
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 devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely chalk or plaster-art wall-hanging depicting the Santo Nino de Atocha, with glass eyes and with eye-lashes, c. 1940's. Main photo of the Santo Nino. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely chalk or plaster-art wall-hanging depicting the Santo Nino de Atocha, with glass eyes and with eye-lashes, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the Nino's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely chalk or plaster-art wall-hanging depicting the Santo Nino de Atocha, with glass eyes and with eye-lashes, c. 1940's. Photo shot from above and looking down at the figure.
BH-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely chalk or plaster-art wall-hanging depicting the Santo Nino de Atocha, with glass eyes and with eye-lashes, c. 1940's. The Santo Nino is beautifully painted, and carries the traditional basket of food. The Spanish brought the statue of Our Lady with her Son in her arms from Atocha in Spain. The legend has it that, at night, the Nino would slip away to carry food to the miners in the silver mines near Fresnillo, in the state of Zacatecas. After feeding and caring for the weary miners, the Nino would return before dawn to the arms of His Mother. The piece has a hook on the back for hanging; it is exceptionally beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a pottery nativity set with white and gold decoration, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the nativity set from Tlaquepaque. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a pottery nativity set with white and gold decoration, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Photo of the Holy Family, part of the nativity set from Tlaquepaque. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a pottery nativity set with white and gold decoration, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Another view of the set. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a pottery nativity set with white and gold decoration, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Photo showing the three kings, part of the nativity set from Tlaquepaque.
BH-8: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a pottery nativity set with white and gold decoration, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1950's. The artwork is excellent, and the set features 14 wonderful pieces. Condition is excellent. The main pieces are c. 5 inches high, and the smaller animals are c. 1 1/2 inches high. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Juquila set inside of a homemade wooden nicho with doors, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Main photo of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Juquila set inside of a homemade wooden nicho with doors, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of Our Lady of Juquila inside of the wooden nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Juquila set inside of a homemade wooden nicho with doors, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Photo of the nicho with doors closed.
BG-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Juquila set inside of a homemade wooden nicho with doors, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The image of Our Lady is exquisite, and she is surrounded with paper and foil flowers and decorations. This image of Mary is highly venerated throughout Oaxaca and all of Mexico. Condition is very good. Size: the nicho is 9 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $399.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early to mid-20th century. Main photo of the tinwork art retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early to mid-20th century. Closeup photo of the faces of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early to mid-20th century. Photo showing the back side of the retablo.
BF-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early 20th century. This is an incredibly lovely piece of vintage Mexican devotional art! It is beautifully painted, and the colors are bright and unfaded. Condition is very good, given the age and devotional use of the piece. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 4 3/8 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Main photo of the Mexican woodcarving. Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the Lady's lovely face. Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the bottom of the woodcarving. Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Photo showing the back side of the Cortes family woodcarving.
BD-6: Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. The quality of the carving is excellent, and the image is very beautiful and serene. This image of Our Lady is venerated in the Basilica at Zapopan, near Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco. Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 9 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art nicho with a beautiful picture of the Crucified Christ, c. 1930. Main photo of the front of the tinwork art nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art nicho with a beautiful picture of the Crucified Christ, c. 1930. Closeup photo of the main part of the tinwork art nicho.
BA-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art nicho with a beautiful picture of the Crucified Christ, c. 1930. The stamping of the tin nicho is very fine, and the picture is framed with a lovely border of inverted painted glass. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican devotional art! Condition is very good. Size: 13 34 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide. Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's.  Main photo of the retablo painted on tin. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's.  Closeup photo showing the faces of the three figures of the Holy Trinity. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's.  Photo showing the back side of the tin retablo.
AW-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's. The three figures are beautifully painted, and the faces are very wonderful and serene. Condition is very good, given the age and use of this piece of devotional art. Size: 10 inches high by 7 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Main photo of the ex-voto and frame. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the center of the piece. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the Virgin at the upper left. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Photo of the supplicant praying to Our Lady.
AS-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Ex-votos are commissioned as a form of gratitude for favors received, and the prayer of gratitude is usually written on the front. The English translation of the text on this ex-voto: "I dedicate this ex-voto to the Most Holy Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos, in a statement of thanks for helping me to health from a dangerous illness, which afflicted me on the 14th of February, 1937. I give thanks also for saving my daughter from an automobile accident on May 1, 1937. Lorenza Vazquez de Arzate, Atziahatzalco, DF, 30th of January of 1938." Condition of the ex-voto is good, given its age and devotional utilization, probably hanging in the home or in a church (please, see enlarged photographs). Size: the ex-voto, not including the frame, is 9 1/2 inches high by 10 inches wide. The ex-voto including the professional framing is 12 inches high by 12 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican colonial devotional art, an exquisite oil painting of the Holy Trinity, surrounded by angels, and with Animas in Purgatory below, c. 18th or early 19th century.  Main photo of the painting. Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican colonial devotional art, an exquisite oil painting of the Holy Trinity, surrounded by angels, and with Animas in Purgatory below, c. 18th or early 19th century.  Closeup photo of the Holy Trinity. Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican colonial devotional art, an exquisite oil painting of the Holy Trinity, surrounded by angels, and with Animas in Purgatory below, c. 18th or early 19th century.  Closeup photo of the Animas, or Souls in Purgatory. Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican colonial devotional art, an exquisite oil painting of the Holy Trinity, surrounded by angels, and with Animas in Purgatory below, c. 18th or early 19th century.  Closeup photo of the bottom right corner of the painting, showing some minor roughness.
AR-10: Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican colonial devotional art, an exquisite oil painting of the Holy Trinity, surrounded by angels, and with Animas in Purgatory below, c. 18th or early 19th century. The Animas in Purgatory include a Cardinal of the church, a Franciscan or Dominican friar, a woman and a man. The painting is mounted in a hand-carved wooden frame (actually re-framed in 1932). Condition is very good; there is a bit of "roughness" in the lower right corner, as can be seen in a closeup photo in the Gallery. Size: the oil painting, not including the frame, is 12 1/2 inches high by 10 1/4 inches wide. The frame measures 15 3/4 inches high by 13 3/4 inches wide. Price: $750.

 

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver cross with amethyst, and a wonderful hand-made silver "paper-clip" style chain, Taxco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Taxco silver cross and chain. Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver cross with amethyst, and a wonderful hand-made silver "paper-clip" style chain, Taxco, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the Taxco silver cross and chain. Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver cross with amethyst, and a wonderful hand-made silver "paper-clip" style chain, Taxco, c. 1950's. Another closeup photo of the Taxco silver cross. Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver cross with amethyst, and a wonderful hand-made silver "paper-clip" style chain, Taxco, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the back of the Taxco silver cross, showing the maker's signature.
AO-10: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver cross with amethyst, and a wonderful hand-made silver "paper-clip" style chain, Taxco, c. 1950's. The cross and chain are wonderfully made and very elegant. Condition is very good. Size: the cross and chain measures c. 14 inches in length. The cross itself is 2 1/2 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the incised detail of Our Lady's garments. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Photo of the top of the figure.
AJ-7: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The statue is very graceful and lovely, and Our Lady's face is extremely well-carved and very serene and beautiful. Her garments are wonderfully incised with intricate designs. Condition is very good. Size: 12 3/4 inches high by 7 1/4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful tin and glass nicho with a statue of St. Fabian playing his guitar and with two lovely angels, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Main photo. Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful tin and glass nicho with a statue of St. Fabian playing his guitar and with two lovely angels, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the saint's face. Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful tin and glass nicho with a statue of St. Fabian playing his guitar and with two lovely angels, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Side view of the nicho.
AJ-9: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful tin and glass nicho with a statue of St. Fabian playing his guitar and with two lovely angels, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The tinwork art is beautifully done, and the figure of St. Fabian is wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a framed retable painted on tin and depicting the Holy Trinity, Mexico, c. 1900-20, or earlier.  Main photo of the front of the tinwork art retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a framed retable painted on tin and depicting the Holy Trinity, Mexico, c. 1900-20, or earlier.  Closeup photo of the Trinity painted on the tin retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a framed retable painted on tin and depicting the Holy Trinity, Mexico, c. 1900-20, or earlier.  Photo of the back side of the framed retablo painted on tin.
AI-16: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a framed retable painted on tin and depicting the Holy Trinity, Mexico, c. 1900-20, or earlier. The retablo is very simply framed, and the painting is especially beautiful. This is a great piece of antique Mexican devotional art! The scene depicts God the Father in the center, Christ (with a small lamb painted on his chest) on the Father's right, and the Holy Spirit (with a small dove painted on his chest) to the Father's left. Condition is very good given the age of this piece. Size: 5 1/16 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $495.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, hand-blown glass holy-water bottles in the shape of Our Lady of Guadalupe, c. 1940's. Three of the bottles have a rare metallic hue, and the fourth is a beautiful cobalt blue. Main photo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, hand-blown glass holy-water bottles in the shape of Our Lady of Guadalupe, c. 1940's. Three of the bottles have a rare metallic hue, and the fourth is a beautiful cobalt blue. Closeup photo of two of the bottles. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, hand-blown glass holy-water bottles in the shape of Our Lady of Guadalupe, c. 1940's. Three of the bottles have a rare metallic hue, and the fourth is a beautiful cobalt blue. Closeup photo of the other two bottles. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, hand-blown glass holy-water bottles in the shape of Our Lady of Guadalupe, c. 1940's. Three of the bottles have a rare metallic hue, and the fourth is a beautiful cobalt blue. Closeup photo of the bases of the four bottles.
AF-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, hand-blown glass holy-water bottles in the shape of Our Lady of Guadalupe, c. 1940's. Three of the bottles have a rare metallic hue, and the fourth is a beautiful cobalt blue. These can be purchased as a set or can be sold individually. Condition is excellent. Size: each bottle is approximately 13-13 1/2 inches high. Price: $295 each, or $1000 for the set of four.
Please note, the turquoise bottle, second from the left, has been SOLD! The other three are still available.

 

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.

 

Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican devotional art, a pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health, from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. The piece is in the traditional style of Tzintzuntzan, with a cream-colored background glaze and black (dark-brown) designs. Main photo. Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican devotional art, a pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health, from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. The piece is in the traditional style of Tzintzuntzan, with a cream-colored background glaze and black (dark-brown) designs. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican devotional art, a pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health, from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. The piece is in the traditional style of Tzintzuntzan, with a cream-colored background glaze and black (dark-brown) designs. Photo of the back of the statue.
MM-12: Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican devotional art, a pottery statue of Our Lady of Good Health, from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. The piece is in the traditional style of Tzintzuntzan, with a cream-colored background glaze and black (dark-brown) designs. This image of Our Lady (Nuestra Senora de La Salud) is the patronness of Michoacan and the Purepecha people of the Lake Patzcuaro region. The original statue graces the high altar of the Basilica in the town of Patzcuaro. It was brought to this Basilica from Spain by the first Spanish bishop of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga, c. 1540. Condition is excellent. Size: 10 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide (4 1/2 inches diameter across the circular base). Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a retablo on tin depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel of the Scapulars, holding the Infant Jesus wearing his crown, c. 1900. Main photo. Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a retablo on tin depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel of the Scapulars, holding the Infant Jesus wearing his crown, c. 1900. Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a retablo on tin depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel of the Scapulars, holding the Infant Jesus wearing his crown, c. 1900. Photo showing the souls in purgatory below the image of Our Lady. Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a retablo on tin depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel of the Scapulars, holding the Infant Jesus wearing his crown, c. 1900. Photo of the back of the retablo.
CC-5: Mexican vintage devotional art and folk art, a retablo on tin depicting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel of the Scapulars, holding the Infant Jesus wearing his crown, c. 1900. Below the images of Our Lady and Jesus are souls in purgatory reaching up towards Our Lady. These include a king and a bishop. Condition is very good given the age of the piece. This retablo is extremely well-painted and very beautiful. Size: 15 inches high by 11 inches wide. Price: $550.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin, c. 1890-1900. The retablo is very beautifully painted with an image of St. Stanislaus Koska, a Jesuit saint much revered in Mexico. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin, c. 1890-1900. The retablo is very beautifully painted with an image of St. Stanislaus Koska, a Jesuit saint much revered in Mexico. Closeup photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin, c. 1890-1900. The retablo is very beautifully painted with an image of St. Stanislaus Koska, a Jesuit saint much revered in Mexico. Photo showing the entire retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin, c. 1890-1900. The retablo is very beautifully painted with an image of St. Stanislaus Koska, a Jesuit saint much revered in Mexico. Closeup photo showing the face of St. Stanislaus. Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin, c. 1890-1900. The retablo is very beautifully painted with an image of St. Stanislaus Koska, a Jesuit saint much revered in Mexico. Photo showing the back side of the retablo.
W-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, a retablo painted on tin, c. 1890-1900. The retablo is very beautifully painted with an image of St. Stanislaus Koska, a Jesuit saint much revered in Mexico. He is pictured holding a cross with the crucified Christ. The art-work on this retablo is incredible! Condition is excellent. Size: 16 inches high by 12 1/4 inches wide. Price: $1100.

 

Mexican antique devotional art, tin retable showing soul in purgatory in an antique tinware niche, c. mid-19th century. Closeup of retablo of soul in purgatoryl. Closeup photo of face of soul in purgatory. Photo showing open nicho with retable of soul in purgatory.Closeup photo of the tinware nicho.
D-8: Mexican antique devotional art, retablo of soul in purgatory (anima) in antique tinwork nicho, c. mid-19th century. Size: retablo, 8" wide x 11" high; nicho, 16" high x 9 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" deep. Excellent tinwork on the nicho, and very fine artwork on the tin retablo. Price: $950.

 

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