POCAS COSAS

The Finest in Mexican and Native American Arts and Antiques

Mexican Art and Folk Art (Mexican Popular Arts, Artes Populares)

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Mexican vaquero (jinete, or Mexican cowboy) on his gallant horse, attributed to the famous Panduro family, Guadalajara or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the vaquero. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Mexican vaquero (jinete, or Mexican cowboy) on his gallant horse, attributed to the famous Panduro family, Guadalajara or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.  A frontal view of the Mexican cowboy and his horse. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Mexican vaquero (jinete, or Mexican cowboy) on his gallant horse, attributed to the famous Panduro family, Guadalajara or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.  Closeup photo of the cowboy and horse.
CF-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Mexican vaquero (jinete, or Mexican cowboy) on his gallant horse, attributed to the famous Panduro family, Guadalajara or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The movement and flow of the sculpture are energetic and wonderful; you can feel the vaquero's gaity and pride. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art by a great artist! Condition is very good; there is a small bit of minor wear on the base. Size: 10 1/16 inches high by 7 1/16 inches long by 3 inches wide. Price: $875.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. Main photo of the woodcarving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. A frontal view of the carved rabbit. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. Photo of the second side of the carved rabbit.
CF-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. Manuel would carve wooden figures while he tended the family's flock. He is the father of Oaxacan carved wooden "animalitos and alebrijes". Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches high by 7 1/2 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art and devotional art, a wonderful pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Main photo of the bottle. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art and devotional art, a wonderful pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Closeup photo of the Virgin's face. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art and devotional art, a wonderful pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Closeup photo of the little angel at the Virgin's feet. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art and devotional art, a wonderful pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. Photo showing the back side of the bottle, showing the Virgin's lovely robes.
CF-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art and devotional art, a wonderful pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. The bottle is beautifully formed and decorated; these were sometimes used to hold Holy Water. The Madonna is very serene, and the colors are beautiful. Condition is very good. Size: 13 3/4 inches high by 4 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $775.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, three tiles with beautiful background glazing and very finely painted scenes, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Main photo showing all three tiles. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, three tiles with beautiful background glazing and very finely painted scenes, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the first tile, showing a campesino and cacti. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, three tiles with beautiful background glazing and very finely painted scenes, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Photo of the second tile, showing a seated man amidst flowers. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, three tiles with beautiful background glazing and very finely painted scenes, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the third tile, showing a man seated amidst cacti.
CF-8: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, three tiles with beautiful background glazing and very finely painted scenes, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Colors are wonderful, and the artwork is very crisp! Condition of each tile is very good. Size: each measures 4 1/4 inches square. Price: $85 each, or $225 for the set of three.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a hand-forged wrought-iron cross, Chiapas, c. 1930. Main photo of the wrought-iron cross.
CF-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a hand-forged wrought-iron cross, Chiapas, c. 1930. The cross is very simple and elegant. In Chiapas, these crosses were placed upon the roof of the house, serving as a source of blessing and protection. Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/16 inches high by 10 1/16 inches wide, at the arms of the cross. Price: $300.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a woodcarving depicting the hero of the Mexican revolution, Emiliano Zapata, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a woodcarving depicting the hero of the Mexican revolution, Emiliano Zapata, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Closeup photo showing the top part of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a woodcarving depicting the hero of the Mexican revolution, Emiliano Zapata, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of Zapata's face with his famous mustache. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a woodcarving depicting the hero of the Mexican revolution, Emiliano Zapata, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A side-view of the carving.
CF-11: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a woodcarving depicting the hero of the Mexican revolution, Emiliano Zapata, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The late Manuel Jimenez is the father of wood-carved "animalitos" or "alebrijes". His carvings hold a very important place in the history of Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 19 1/2 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $650.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a shell-like mounted scene of a Mexican campesino with his water jars, attributed to Maura Panduro, daughter of Pantaleon Panduro, c. 1930. Main photo of the plate. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a shell-like mounted scene of a Mexican campesino with his water jars, attributed to Maura Panduro, daughter of Pantaleon Panduro, c. 1930. Closeup photo of the front of the piece. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a shell-like mounted scene of a Mexican campesino with his water jars, attributed to Maura Panduro, daughter of Pantaleon Panduro, c. 1930. Photo of the back side of the piece showing the stamp, "Made in Mexico".
CF-12: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a shell-like mounted scene of a Mexican campesino with his water jars, attributed to Maura Panduro, daughter of Pantaleon Panduro, c. 1930. The figure of the campesino is extremely life-like and seems to rise out of the scenery painted on the plate. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/16 inches diameter by 1 1/16 inches deep. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art Christmas tree beautifully decorated with angels and birds, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tree. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art Christmas tree beautifully decorated with angels and birds, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A closeup photo of part of the front of the tinwork-art tree. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art Christmas tree beautifully decorated with angels and birds, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A photo showing the top of the tree. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art Christmas tree beautifully decorated with angels and birds, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A photo showing the back side of the tree.
CE-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art Christmas tree beautifully decorated with angels and birds, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The tree is very colorful and festive, perfect for the holiday season! Condition is very good. Size: 23 1/16 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide near the base. The circular base is 5 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $185.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful mermaid, swimming happily with her babies on her back, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950. Main photo of the mermaid. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful mermaid, swimming happily with her babies on her back, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950. A side view of the mermaid. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful mermaid, swimming happily with her babies on her back, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950. A closeup photo of the babies on the mermaid's back. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful mermaid, swimming happily with her babies on her back, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950. A photo shot from above the mermaid looking down.
CE-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful mermaid, swimming happily with her babies on her back, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1950. The mermaid is in the traditional cream and dark brown colors, and in the style of this village on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 20 inches long by 12 inches high, at the highest part, by 6 1/2 inches wide near the mermaid's head. Price: $475.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Closeup photo of the front of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Another closeup photo of the front of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Closeup photo of a part of the batea, showing a minor chip in the wood.
CD-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. The incised images are wonderful, and the scene is surrounded by a lovely border with an Aztec geometric design. Condition is good. Size: 11 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $200.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of pottery monkeys in colorful dress, made to hold wonderful mezcal, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the monkey bottles. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of pottery monkeys in colorful dress, made to hold wonderful mezcal, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo showing a side shot of the monkeys.
CD-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of pottery monkeys in colorful dress, made to hold wonderful mezcal, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. These monkey bottles exude character and charm. They were sold full of delightful spirits by mezcal vendors! Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely straw-art picture depicting a Mexican village in the shadow of the volcano, Popocateptl, Puebla, c. 1920. Main photo of the popote art. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely straw-art picture depicting a Mexican village in the shadow of the volcano, Popocateptl, Puebla, c. 1920. Closeup photo of the popote art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely straw-art picture depicting a Mexican village in the shadow of the volcano, Popocateptl, Puebla, c. 1920. Photo of the back side of the picture showing the stamp of Edward Westons curio shop in Mexico City.
CD-3: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely straw-art picture depicting a Mexican village in the shadow of the volcano, Popocateptl, Puebla, c. 1920. The work is almost certainly by the famous Gabriel Olay (G. Olay), given the fineness of the straw-art, the geometrical popote border, and the description of the scene on the bottom front. A stamp on the back of the framed picture indicates that the piece was purchased from the shop of the famous photographer Edward Weston, whose curio store in Mexico City was open between 1918 to c. 1923. The scene is composed of thousands of very fine pieces of dyed grass or straw (popote, in Spanish), an incredibly labor-intensive and beautiful art-form which predates the arrival of the Spanish in the America's. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches high, including the frame. The popote art itself is 8 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high. Price: $725.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery figure of a lovely woman with her shawl and water jar, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the figure. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery figure of a lovely woman with her shawl and water jar, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.  Closeup photo of the woman's face. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery figure of a lovely woman with her shawl and water jar, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.  Another side view of the woman and her shawl.
CD-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery figure of a lovely woman with her shawl and water jar, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The woman is extremely beautiful, and the scene shows a wonderful piece of rural Mexican village life. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 6 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $399.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful Talavera vase by the famous, late Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960. Main photo of the Talavera vase by Gorky Gonzalez. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful Talavera vase by the famous, late Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960. A view of the back side of the Talavera vase by Gorky Gonzalez. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful Talavera vase by the famous, late Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960. A view of the bottom of the Talavera vase showing Gorky's signature.
CD-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful Talavera vase by the famous, late Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960. The vase has beautiful floral decorations and a Day-of-the Dead central figure. This is Gorky's artistry at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 10 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $399.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache horse on wheels and pulled with a string, c. 1940's. Main view of the horse. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache horse on wheels and pulled with a string, c. 1940's. A frontal view of the horse. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache horse on wheels and pulled with a string, c. 1940's. A side view of the horse.
CC-7: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache horse on wheels and pulled with a string, c. 1940's. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! The horse has great character and charm, and was obviously much loved by a child. Condition is very good, and the horse has fine patina. Size: 11 inches high by 9 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wooden cross filled on three sides with silver milagros, c. 1950's. Main photo of the cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wooden cross filled on three sides with silver milagros, c. 1950's. Photo of one side of the cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wooden cross filled on three sides with silver milagros, c. 1950's. Photo of the second side of the cross.
CB-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wooden cross filled on three sides with silver milagros, c. 1950's. Over 100 milagros cover the cross; the back is painted black and has no milagros attached. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage devotional art! Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide at the arms of the cross, by 1 1/2 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a set of three wonderful pottery whistles, Metepec, c. 1930's. Main photo showing all three whistles. Mexican vintage folk art, a set of three wonderful pottery whistles, Metepec, c. 1930's. Photo of the whistle representing a woman. Mexican vintage folk art, a set of three wonderful pottery whistles, Metepec, c. 1930's. Photo of one of the whistles representing a bird or owl. Mexican vintage folk art, a set of three wonderful pottery whistles, Metepec, c. 1930's. Photo of one of the whistles representing an Indian in a warbonnet.
CB-9: Mexican vintage folk art, a set of three wonderful pottery whistles, Metepec, c. 1930's. The whistles have varying shapes: a woman, an owl or bird, an Indian with warbonnet. Condition is as seen; it is rare to find these folk art whistles fully intact. Size varies, but each is c. 4 inches high by 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Manuel Jimenez woodcarving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo shot from in front of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo showing the second side of the Manuel Jimenez carving.
CA-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The jaguar is very muscular and graceful, and the colors are wonderful. The simple, almost primitive construction of the piece is typical of Manuel Jimenez' early work. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches long by 8 inches high, including the raised tail, by 3 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. Main photo of the arcon, or trunk. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. Another photo of the top and front of the Olinala laquerware trunk. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. A side-view of the arcon. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. A closeup photo of some of the floral decorations. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. A photo of the painted orange inside of the trunk with the lid open. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. A closeup photo of the inside of the lid of the trunk showing a lovely bird.
CA-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. The artwork is spectacular and features a scene of a lovely plaza, the Mexican eagle with tropical birds on either side, all interspersed with lovely floral designs. This piece is a museum-quality treasure! Condition is very good, given the age of this piece. Size: 32 inches long by 15 1/2 inches high by 16 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tree-of-life by Aurelio Flores. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the angel at the front base. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Photo showing the top part of the tree-of-life by Aurelio Flores. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back side of the tree-of-life.
BZ-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The tree-of-life is beautifully decorated with bright colors, and with birds, angels, and wonderful floral decorations. The Archangel Rafael is at the front center of the tree. This is a spectacular piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 27 inches high by 17 inches wide. The circular base is c. 8 inches diameter. (*Since the piece is fragile, we will hand-deliver the piece within the states of California, Arizona, or New Mexico only!)
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with lovely decorations and a graceful deer at the base, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tree-of-life by Heron Martinez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with lovely decorations and a graceful deer at the base, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the deer at the front base. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with lovely decorations and a graceful deer at the base, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back side of the tree-of-life by Heron Martinez.
BZ-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with beautiful decorations and a graceful deer at the base, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The trellis-shaped tree is beautifully formed and burnished. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide. Price: $200.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with lovely decorations, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tree-of-life by Heron Martinez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with lovely decorations, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the base of the Heron Martinez candlelabra. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with lovely decorations, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back side of the Heron Martinez tree-of-life.
BZ-8: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with beautiful decorations, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The trellis-shaped tree is beautifully formed and burnished. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide. Price: $200.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful black pottery tree-of-life candlelabra by the famous folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. Main photo of the piece by Heron Martinez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful black pottery tree-of-life candlelabra by the famous folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the birds decorating the pottery piece by Heron Martinez.
BY-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful black pottery tree-of-life candlelabra by the famous folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. The tree-of-life has a simple and beautiful shape, and features three lovely birds. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is 5 inches diameter. Price: $200.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a playful and endearing bucking horse, with a full mane and a beautiful soft-blue background color, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Main photo of the horse. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a playful and endearing bucking horse, with a full mane and a beautiful soft-blue background color, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the horses head. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a playful and endearing bucking horse, with a full mane and a beautiful soft-blue background color, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Another photo of the back of the horse, decorated with lovely flowers.
BY-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a playful and endearing bucking horse, with a full mane and a beautiful soft-blue background color, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The back of the horse is decorated with very fine and intricate artwork. This is Mexican folk art at its best. Condition is very good. Size: 7 inches long by 4 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful hand-painted watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930.  Main photo of the painting. Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful hand-painted watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930.  Closeup photo of a part of the painting. Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful hand-painted watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930.  Another closer photo of the painting. Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful hand-painted watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930.  A very close view of two of the loteria cards. Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful hand-painted watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930.  Another very close view of another two of the cards.
BY-8: Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful hand-painted watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930. Each painting of the cards from the loteria is extremely detailed and very lovely. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: the painting inside the frame is 8 1/2 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches high. The painting including the frame is 10 1/2 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches high. This is a highly collectible piece of Mexican folk art for the discerning and serious collector.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Main view of the folk art carving by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. A view of the other side of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. A photo shot from the back of the folk art woodcarving.
BY-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The wolf is simple and primitive in construction and decoration, typical of the early work by Manuel Jimenez. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches long by 4 inches high by 2 1/16 inches wide. Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. Main photo of the tree-of-life by Heron Martinez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. Closeup photo of the donkey at the base of the Heron Martinez tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. Another view of the Heron Martinez tree-of-life, looking down. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. Closeup photo of some of the animals and flowers on the Heron Martinez tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. View of the back side of the piece.
BV-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. The tree features a trellis, built on the back of a steer or donkey. The trellis is filled with lovely, colorful birds and flowers. This is a discerning folk art collector's dream. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 11 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part, and 4 inches deep (front to back) at the bottom donkey. Price: $425.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical and lovely pottery mermaid with a guitar and wonderfully decorated, Metepec, c. 1950. Main photo of the mermaid. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical and lovely pottery mermaid with a guitar and wonderfully decorated, Metepec, c. 1950. Side view of the Metepec pottery mermaid. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical and lovely pottery mermaid with a guitar and wonderfully decorated, Metepec, c. 1950. Photo showing the back side of the mermaid. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical and lovely pottery mermaid with a guitar and wonderfully decorated, Metepec, c. 1950. Another full frotal view of the Metepec pottery mermaid.
BU-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical and lovely pottery mermaid with a guitar and wonderfully decorated, Metepec, c. 1950. This candlelabra in the form of a mermaid is a great piece of Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 8 inches long by 3 inches wide. Price: $125.

 

BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Main photo of the piece. BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Closeup photo showing the glass spheres decorating the tinwork art candlelabra. BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Photo looking down at the top of the candlelabra.
BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The candlelabra is extremely elegant! Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $185.

 

Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Main photo of the tinwork-art mirror from Oaxaca. Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Side view of the mirror. Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's.  Photo showing the detail of the tinwork.
BT-5: Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. The tinwork is excellent, and the overall effect of the colors and floral designs are spectacular. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 101/4 inches wide. Price: $75.

 

Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's.  Main photo. Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's.  Closeup photo of the child's face. Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's.  Another view of the Nativity scene.
BT-6: Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's. The Holy Family is beautiful, and the animals at their feet are very lovely and endearing! Condition is very good. Size: the Holy Family is 11 inches high by 6 inches wide at the widest part. The larger animals are 4 inches high by 5 1/4 inches long. Price: $225.

 

Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Main photo of the Nativity Set by Josephina Aguilar of Oaxaca. Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Closeup photo of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus, with a wonderful angel in the background. Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Photo of the three kings. Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Photo shot from above the set looking down, with shephers and a cow. Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Another photo of the Holy Family and an angel in white.
BT-11: Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. This is a beautiful Nativity Set, and each piece displays great personality. Condition of all pieces of the set is very good. Size: most pieces measure c. 7 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide, the exceptions being the baby Jesus and the wonderful cow. Price: $325 for the set.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Main photo of the doggie from Oaxaca. Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. A side view of the resting doggie from Oaxaca. Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Another frontal view of the resting doggie.
BT-12: Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. The doggie is of natural wood color with lovely black spots of watercolor. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art; beautiful in its grace and simplicity. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide at the widest part, by 1 1/2 inches high. Price: $75.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage leather-work, a beautiful leather purse with wonderful tooled floral designs, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the purse. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage leather-work, a beautiful leather purse with wonderful tooled floral designs, c. 1930's.  A closeup photo showing some of the fine tooling. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage leather-work, a beautiful leather purse with wonderful tooled floral designs, c. 1930's.  Another closeup photo of the tooling. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage leather-work, a beautiful leather purse with wonderful tooled floral designs, c. 1930's.  Photo showing the inside of the purse with the mirror and compartments.
BS-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage leather-work, a beautiful leather purse with a wonderful tooled eagle and floral designs, c. 1930's. The leather-work is excellent, and the purse is very elegant and graceful. On the inside of the purse there is a mirror and a compartment with a zipper. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches wide by 7 inches high by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $135.

 

BS-9: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful drinking bowl formed from a gourd and beautifully decorated, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's.Main photo of the drinking vessel. BS-9: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful drinking bowl formed from a gourd and beautifully decorated, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's.Closeup photo showing the decorations on the border edges of the vessel. BS-9: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful drinking bowl formed from a gourd and beautifully decorated, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Photo showing the back of the vessel with the lovely eagle.
BS-10: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful drinking bowl formed from a gourd and beautifully decorated, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's. These vessels were usually used for drinking atole, or other juices made from corn or rice. The decorations, including a wonderful eagle on the outside bottom of the bowl make this very special! Condition is good, given the age and use of the piece; there are some very minor signs of wear and a small, almost invisible, hairline crack. Size: 9 1/2 inches diameter at the mouth by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay (Felipe Olay), Mexico City, c. 1940. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay (Felipe Olay), Mexico City, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the people gathered in the street. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay (Felipe Olay), Mexico City, c. 1940. Another closeup photo showing the people gathered in the street. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay (Felipe Olay), Mexico City, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the buildings near the top of the picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay (Felipe Olay), Mexico City, c. 1940. Another view of the street scene.
BQ-10: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay (Felipe Olay), Mexico City, c. 1940. The popote art is very fine and intricate, and the piece is signed by the artist. Popote art is created using thousands of very small pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish). This is a very labor-intensive process, and the results are stunningly beautiful! The members of the famous Olay family are considered among the best artists in this art form. Condition is very good. Size: the popote art picture itself is 7 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/4 inches high. The size, including the wooden frame is 14 1/4 inches wide by 17 inches high. Price: $675.

 

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 vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art blue, raging bull with matadors all over his back, attributed to the late Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the bull. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art blue, raging bull with matadors all over his back, attributed to the late Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Closeup of some of the matadors clinging to the bull's back. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art blue, raging bull with matadors all over his back, attributed to the late Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. A photo shot from in front of the blue bull. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art blue, raging bull with matadors all over his back, attributed to the late Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Another side photo of the bull.
BO-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art blue, raging bull with matadors all over his back, attributed to Gerardo Ortega, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Matadors, smaller bulls, and bull-agitators straddle the blue bull's back. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art by a master artist! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 14 1/2 inches long by 6 inches wide. Price: $675.

 

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.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of bulls stacked on top of one another, in the form of a tree-of-life, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the stacked bulls. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of bulls stacked on top of one another, in the form of a tree-of-life, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Photo shot from the front of the stacked bulls by Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of bulls stacked on top of one another, in the form of a tree-of-life, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Photo showing a second side of the piece by Heron Martinez.
BN-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of bulls stacked on top of one another, in the form of a tree-of-life, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. This is very possibly a piece by the famous folk artist of Acatlan, Heron Martinez, who loved to depict wonderful animals and scenes reminiscent of the circus. The animals are beautifully and very colorfully decorated. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 6 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $285.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Main photo of the pair. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the blackware chicken. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the cream-colored chicken. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Photo of the small casseroles next to a more normal sized casserole, to show the scale.
BN-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The smaller size of these casseroles makes them very rare. Each is beautifully decorated. The second photo shows these pieces next to a more common-sized nesting hen casserole, to give an idea of scale. Condition is very good. Size: the blackware piece is 5 1/4 inches high by 5 inches long by 4 inches wide. The cream-colored nesting hen is 6 inches high by 6 inches long by 4 1/10 inches wide. Price: the blackware hen is $165; the cream-colored hen casserole is $175.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980.  Main photo of the candleholders. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980.  Closeup photo of the woman with her baby. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980.  Closeup photo of the man with his sombrero. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. Photo showing one of the angels holding the candle. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. Photo showing the back side of the candleholders.
BN-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. The candleholders have a very beautiful cream-colored background glaze, decorated with darker brown lines. Wonderful small angels hold the candles. The couple is dressed in traditional clothing of the village on Lake Patzcuaro. This is the typical pottery style of Tzintzunzan, and it is very beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: each is 7 inches long (front to back) by 5 inches wide by 6 3/4 inches high. Price: $190 for the pair.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. Main view of the wood carved notebook holder. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. Another full view of the woodcarving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. A view of the back side of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. Another frontal view of the carving.
BM-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's.The piece is decorated with pyro-art: the designs are burned into the wood. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 5 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $95.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful folk art figure of a bull-dancer made of wood, cornhusks, string, straw and ribbons, c. 1950's or earlier. Main photo of the bull-dancer. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful folk art figure of a bull-dancer made of wood, cornhusks, string, straw and ribbons, c. 1950's or earlier. Closeup photo of the bull atop the bull-dancer. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful folk art figure of a bull-dancer made of wood, cornhusks, string, straw and ribbons, c. 1950's or earlier. Closeup photo of the dancer himself. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful folk art figure of a bull-dancer made of wood, cornhusks, string, straw and ribbons, c. 1950's or earlier. Photo of the back side of the dancer.
BJ-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful folk art figure of a bull-dancer made of wood, cornhusks, string, straw and ribbons, c. 1950's or earlier. The dancer lifts up the figure of a bull, seemingly loaded with "quites" or firecrackers ready to be set off. The figure is from the dance of the "torito" which is performed on special feast days in various parts of Mexico. Condition is very good. Size: 14 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Price: $175.

 

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 folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the wooden-carved pig attributed to Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the carved wooden pig attributed to Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A view of the pigs back. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the pig by Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca.
BJ-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The primitive construction and decoration of the pig are trademarks of Manuel Jimenez, and this is a great piece of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches long by 4 1/4 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $185.

 

Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely mirror with a beautiful repousee silver frame, c. 1940's. Main photo of the mirror. Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely mirror with a beautiful repousee silver frame, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of one corner of the silver repousee frame. Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely mirror with a beautiful repousee silver frame, c. 1940's. Another closeup photo of a corner of the frame of the mirror. Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely mirror with a beautiful repousee silver frame, c. 1940's. Photo showing the back side of the mirror.
BJ-7: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely mirror with a beautiful repousee silver frame, c. 1940's. The repousee silverwork is extremely fine, and the overall effect is spectacular. Condition is excellent. Size: 12 3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide, including the silver frame. The mirror within the frame is c. 9 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of a powerful bull with one happy rider, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Main photo of the bull and rider from Guerrero. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of a powerful bull with one happy rider, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Photo focusing on the bull's face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of a powerful bull with one happy rider, Guerrero, c. 1940's. A side view of the bull and rider from Guerrero.
BH-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of a powerful bull with one happy rider, Guerrero, c. 1940's. The pottery bank is decorated with beautiful geometric designs, and it appears that a very skilled bull-rider is on the way to the rodeo. Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches high by 9 3/4 inches long by4 3/4 inches wide. Price: $325.

 

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 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 folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life with very vibrant artwork and decorations, attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tree of life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life with very vibrant artwork and decorations, attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the bottom part of the tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life with very vibrant artwork and decorations, attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the top part of the tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life with very vibrant artwork and decorations, attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back side of the tree-of-life.
BC-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life with very vibrant artwork and decorations, attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. The tree-of-life artform pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, and the trees were given as gifts to newly married couples, with the wish that their marriage be very fruitful. Condition is excellent. Size: 15 inches high by 10 1/2 inches wide. The circular base is 4 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $375.

 

Vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely "China Poblana" folk art doll with a beautiful face and wonderful sequins on her dress, depicting the Mexican eagle, c. 1940's. Main photo of the doll. Vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely "China Poblana" folk art doll with a beautiful face and wonderful sequins on her dress, depicting the Mexican eagle, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the dress. Vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely "China Poblana" folk art doll with a beautiful face and wonderful sequins on her dress, depicting the Mexican eagle, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the doll's lovely face.
BB-1: Vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely "China Poblana" folk art doll with a beautiful face and wonderful sequins on her dress, depicting the Mexican eagle, c. 1940's. The doll is in excellent condition, and the colors of the blouse and dress are bright and unfaded. The legend has it that a Chinese woman arrived in the city of Puebla. She adopted the Poblana, or popular, style of Mexican dress, and would walk the streets of the city feeding the hungry and poor. Condition of the doll is excellent. Size: 18 inches high by 5 1/4 inches wide. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the carved wooden giraffe from Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the carved wooden giraffe's head. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another full-view photo of the giraffe.
BA-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The painted colors of the giraffe are unfaded and very vibrant. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches high by 7 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, two beautiful pottery pieces by the famous, late Amado Galvan, a burnished charger with fine artwork and a lovely figure of a slender dove, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Main photo of the Amado Galvan pottery pieces from Tonala. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, two beautiful pottery pieces by the famous, late Amado Galvan, a burnished charger with fine artwork and a lovely figure of a slender dove, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Photo of the Galvan pottery duck from Tonala. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, two beautiful pottery pieces by the famous, late Amado Galvan, a burnished charger with fine artwork and a lovely figure of a slender dove, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Photo of the bottom of the duck figure showing Galvan's signature. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, two beautiful pottery pieces by the famous, late Amado Galvan, a burnished charger with fine artwork and a lovely figure of a slender dove, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Photo of the Galvan pottery charger from Tonala. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, two beautiful pottery pieces by the famous, late Amado Galvan, a burnished charger with fine artwork and a lovely figure of a slender dove, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the lovely dove on the front of the Galvan charger from Tonala.
AY-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, two beautiful pottery pieces by the famous, late Amado Galvan, a burnished charger with fine artwork and a lovely figure of a slender dove, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Both pieces are burnished and beautifully decorated, in the wonderful style of Galvan. Both pieces were purchased from Galvan at his home in Tonala, Jalisco, just outside of Guadalajara, in the 1940's. The lovely dove is signed on the bottom. Condition is excellent. Size: the charger is 12 1/2 inches in diameter; the dove is 13 inches long by 5 1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide. Price for the two pieces: $300.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the straw-art (popote art) scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  A closer view of the popote art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  A closeup of the campesino rowing his canoe. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  Another closeup photo of the straw-art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's.  A closeup photo of the bottom right of the popote art scene, showing the artist's signature, ARIZA.
AY-4: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful straw-art scene of the floating gardens of Xochimilco, with canals filled with flowers, and featuring a campesino paddling his canoe, signed Ariza, c. 1940's. Popote art is created using thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish). It is an incredible and very wonderful art-form, pre-dating the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico in 1519. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: the popote art scene, including the mat and frame, is 17 1/4 inches high by 14 1/2 inches wide. The actual popote art scene, not including the mat and frame, is 8 1/2 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $675.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and vintage Mexican folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery bank in the form of a wonderful bull, with very detailed artwork on both sides, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Main photo of the burnished pottery bull from Tonala or Tlaquepaque. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and vintage Mexican folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery bank in the form of a wonderful bull, with very detailed artwork on both sides, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. A closeup view of the burnished pottery bull from Tonala or Tlaquepaque. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and vintage Mexican folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery bank in the form of a wonderful bull, with very detailed artwork on both sides, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. A photo showing the face of the burnished pottery bull from Tonala or Tlaquepaque. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and vintage Mexican folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery bank in the form of a wonderful bull, with very detailed artwork on both sides, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. A photo showing the decorations on the second side of the burnished pottery bull from Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.
AU-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and vintage Mexican folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery bank in the form of a wonderful bull, with very detailed artwork on both sides, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The floral artwork decorations on both sides are wonderfully done, and the bull appears very intent and powerful. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 9 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide (side to side). Price: $325.

 

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 folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery figure of a Mexican woman with a large jar, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Main photo of the Tlaquepaque or Tonala pottery figure (ash tray). Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery figure of a Mexican woman with a large jar, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the pottery figure.
AO-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery figure of a Mexican woman with a large jar, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The woman stands very stately and proud, next to her beautiful, large olla. She stands atop what seems to be an ash tray; perhaps the large olla was meant to hold cigarettes or matches. This is a lovely piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches high by 4 1/4 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery bank, in the shape of wonderful doggie, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Tonala burnished pottery doggie bank. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery bank, in the shape of wonderful doggie, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Photo showing the front of the Tonala burished pottery doggie bank. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery bank, in the shape of wonderful doggie, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Photo shot from above the Tonala burnished pottery bank, looking down.
AN-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery bank, in the shape of wonderful doggie, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1950's. The bank is in the style of Tonala burnished pottery, and it is endearing and beautiful. The artwork which decorates the doggie bank is crisp and intricate. Condition is very good. Size: 9 3/4 inches high by 10 inches long by 3 3/4 inches wide (side to side). Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Main photo. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Another view of the straw-art piece. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Closeup view of the boy's face. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! Closeup view of the burro's wonderful face.
AN-7: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful popote art scene of a boy riding his trusty burro, laden with goods, to the local market, c. 1940's. This piece of Mexican popote art is comprised of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw; this is very labor intensive and wonderful! It is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art. Condition is excellent. Size: 11 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide, including the very nice wooden frame. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and copper art, a beautiful copper tray with hand-hammered figures and decorations, Mexico City, c. 1950.  Main photo of the tray. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and copper art, a beautiful copper tray with hand-hammered figures and decorations, Mexico City, c. 1950.  Closeup photo of a bird on the hammered copper tray. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and copper art, a beautiful copper tray with hand-hammered figures and decorations, Mexico City, c. 1950.  Another closeup photo of the hammered figures on the copper tray. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and copper art, a beautiful copper tray with hand-hammered figures and decorations, Mexico City, c. 1950.  Photo of the back side of the copper tray.
AM-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and copper art, a beautiful copper tray with hand-hammered figures and decorations, Mexico City, c. 1950. The artwork hammered into the copper tray is excellent. Condition is very good. Size: 16 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $395.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a drip-ware pottery piece depicting a lovely Tehuana maiden and a dashing caballero at a water well, Oaxaca, c. 1940-50's. Main photo of the drip-ware piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a drip-ware pottery piece depicting a lovely Tehuana maiden and a dashing caballero at a water well, Oaxaca, c. 1940-50's. Closeup photo of the Tejuana maiden. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a drip-ware pottery piece depicting a lovely Tehuana maiden and a dashing caballero at a water well, Oaxaca, c. 1940-50's. Closeup photo of the handsome caballero. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a drip-ware pottery piece depicting a lovely Tehuana maiden and a dashing caballero at a water well, Oaxaca, c. 1940-50's. Photo of the back side of the drip-ware pottery piece.
AM-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a drip-ware pottery piece depicting a lovely Tehuana maiden and a dashing caballero at a water well, Oaxaca, c. 1940-50's. The piece has relief work resembling designs found at the archeological site of Mitla. The glaze is wonderfully executed and very colorful. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $485.

 

Mexican fine art and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood-cut block painting by the artist Francisco Luna, Mexico, 1964. Main photo. Mexican fine art and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood-cut block painting by the artist Francisco Luna, Mexico, 1964. Closeup photo of the bottom right corner of the wood-cut, showing the title and edition number, hand-written by the artist, Francisco Luna, and the date, 1964. Mexican fine art and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood-cut block painting by the artist Francisco Luna, Mexico, 1964. Closeup photo of the figures central to the composition of the wood-cut. Mexican fine art and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood-cut block painting by the artist Francisco Luna, Mexico, 1964. Closeup photo of the artist's signature.
AM-6: Mexican fine art and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood-cut block painting by the artist Francisco Luna, Mexico, 1964. This artist is known for his social commentaries and portrayals of indigenous peoples of Mexico. The title is "El Mercado" (The Marketplace). This is a powerful and hauntingly beautiful piece of Mexican art, by a great master. Condition is excellent. Size: the wood-cut painting inside of the mat and frame measures 11 1/2 inches wide by 14 inches high. The size of the entire piece, including mat and frame, measures 18 inches wide by 25 inches high. Price: $675.

 

Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a hauntingly beautiful original water-color gouche painting, Mexico, c. 1930-40's. The painting is signed S. Rosalis, an accomplished Mexican painter of that period. Main photo of the Mexican water color painting. Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a hauntingly beautiful original water-color gouche painting, Mexico, c. 1930-40's. The painting is signed S. Rosalis, an accomplished Mexican painter of that period. Closeup photo of a corner of the Mexican water color painting, showing the artist's signature, S. Rosalis. Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a hauntingly beautiful original water-color gouche painting, Mexico, c. 1930-40's. The painting is signed S. Rosalis, an accomplished Mexican painter of that period. Closeup photo of the central figures of the painting, a Mexican woman with a child wrapped in a rebozo on her back. Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a hauntingly beautiful original water-color gouche painting, Mexico, c. 1930-40's. The painting is signed S. Rosalis, an accomplished Mexican painter of that period. Photo of the back side of the painting and frame.
AM-11: Mexican vintage fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a hauntingly beautiful original water-color gouche painting, Mexico, c. 1930-40's. The painting is signed S. Rosalis, an accomplished Mexican painter of that period. Colors are clean and vibrant, and the composition, a Mexican woman with a child, is wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 14 inches wide by 17 inches high, including the frame. This is a lovely and very tender scene of Mexican rural life of that period. Price: $399.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure of a seated person, with wonderful hand-painted decorations in the style of the state of Guerrero, Tulimon, Guerrero, c. 1970. Main photo of the Guerrero figure. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure of a seated person, with wonderful hand-painted decorations in the style of the state of Guerrero, Tulimon, Guerrero, c. 1970. Photo showing the back side of the seated Guerrero figure. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure of a seated person, with wonderful hand-painted decorations in the style of the state of Guerrero, Tulimon, Guerrero, c. 1970. Another side view of the Guerrero figure.
AL-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure of a person, with wonderful hand-painted decorations in the style of the state of Guerrero, Tulimon, Guerrero, c. 1970. This is a very collectible piece of Guerrero folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful picture composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), Mexico, c. 1940's. Main photo of the popote art picture. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful picture composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), Mexico, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the picture.
AG-9: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful picture composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish), Mexico, c. 1940's. The scene is of a Mexican campesino traveling through the lovely village of Taxco. This Mexican art-form is truly wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: the popote art within the larger, hand-carved wooden frame measures 6 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide. Price: $395.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery apartment building filled with happy tenants attending to their flower boxes amidst happy doves, signed on the back "Y.A.D.R.", Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950-60's. Main image. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery apartment building filled with happy tenants attending to their flower boxes amidst happy doves, signed on the back "Y.A.D.R.", Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950-60's. Side view of the apartment building. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery apartment building filled with happy tenants attending to their flower boxes amidst happy doves, signed on the back "Y.A.D.R.", Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950-60's. Closeup photo of the front of the apartment building.
AG-13: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery apartment building filled with happy tenants attending to their flower boxes amidst happy doves, signed on the back "Y.A.D.R.", Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950-60's. Colors are bright and vibrant. This is a wonderful piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide by 5 inches deep (front to back). Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a five-story apartment building filled with happy people, doves, and lovely beds of flowers on the roof and on two of the floors. This is the heart and soul of Mexican folk art! It is signed on the back, JJRM (the grandson of the great Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, c. 1970. Main photo. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a five-story apartment building filled with happy people, doves, and lovely beds of flowers on the roof and on two of the floors. This is the heart and soul of Mexican folk art! It is signed on the back, JJRM (the grandson of the great Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, c. 1970. Closeup photo of the bottom part of the apartment building. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a five-story apartment building filled with happy people, doves, and lovely beds of flowers on the roof and on two of the floors. This is the heart and soul of Mexican folk art! It is signed on the back, JJRM (the grandson of the great Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, c. 1970. Photo of the top part of the building. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a five-story apartment building filled with happy people, doves, and lovely beds of flowers on the roof and on two of the floors. This is the heart and soul of Mexican folk art! It is signed on the back, JJRM (the grandson of the great Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, c. 1970. A side view of the building. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a five-story apartment building filled with happy people, doves, and lovely beds of flowers on the roof and on two of the floors. This is the heart and soul of Mexican folk art! It is signed on the back, JJRM (the grandson of the great Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, c. 1970. A photo of the back side of the apartment building.
YY-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a five-story apartment building filled with happy people, doves, and lovely beds of flowers. This is the heart and soul of Mexican folk art! It is signed on the back, JJRM (the grandson of the great Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, c. 1970. Condition is excellent. Size: 20 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $625.

 

Mexican vintage pottery, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of wonderful pottery masks from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1950's. Main photo of the masks. Mexican vintage pottery, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of wonderful pottery masks from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of one of the masks. Mexican vintage pottery, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of wonderful pottery masks from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the second mask. Mexican vintage pottery, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of wonderful pottery masks from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1950's. Photo of the back side of the two masks.
XX-4: Mexican vintage pottery, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pair of wonderful pottery masks from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1950's. The artwork decorating the masks is excellent, and the overall effect is very striking. Both masks are in very good condition. Size: each mask measures 8 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide. Price: $275 for the pair.

 

Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful tree-of-life by the famous folk-artist, Aurilio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful tree-of-life by the famous folk-artist, Aurilio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. The tree features a very wonderful and stately Archangel Gabriel near the base, with beautiful flowers, birds, and decorations. Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful tree-of-life by the famous folk-artist, Aurilio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. The tree features a very wonderful and stately Archangel Gabriel near the base, with beautiful flowers, birds, and decorations. Photo of the top part of the Flores tree-of-life.
WW-1: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful tree-of-life by the famous folk-artist, Aurilio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. The tree features a very wonderful and stately Archangel Gabriel near the base, with beautiful flowers, birds, and decorations. Condition is very good; some of the brightly painted decorations have faded a bit with time, giving this tree a wonderful and more soft patina. Size: 24 inches high by 16 inches wide (at widest part) by 7 inches diameter across the circular base. Price: $1200.

 

UU-3: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful and whimsical wedding scene filled with beautifully crafted pottery figures, by the very famous folk-artist, Josephina Aguilar of Acatlan, Oaxaca, c. 1960's. Main photo of the set. UU-3: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful and whimsical wedding scene filled with beautifully crafted pottery figures, by the very famous folk-artist, Josephina Aguilar of Acatlan, Oaxaca, c. 1960's. Photo of the priest with the bride and groom. UU-3: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful and whimsical wedding scene filled with beautifully crafted pottery figures, by the very famous folk-artist, Josephina Aguilar of Acatlan, Oaxaca, c. 1960's. Photo of the two altar-boys. UU-3: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful and whimsical wedding scene filled with beautifully crafted pottery figures, by the very famous folk-artist, Josephina Aguilar of Acatlan, Oaxaca, c. 1960's. Photo of the wedding guests.
UU-3: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful and whimsical wedding scene filled with beautifully crafted pottery figures, by the very famous folk-artist, Josephina Aguilar of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1960's. The set is composed of nine pottery figures, each beautifully formed and decorated. There is a priest and two altar-boys, the bride and groom, the best-man and woman, and two guests. Condition is excellent. Size: size varies slightly, but each figure is about 4 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide. Price: $475 for the set.

 

Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery city bus filled with happy passengers, signed on the side of the bus by the famous, late folk-artist, Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Main photo of the city bus. Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery city bus filled with happy passengers, signed on the side of the bus by the famous, late folk-artist, Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Photo of the side of the car or bus with the signature of Medrano, the artist. Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery city bus filled with happy passengers, signed on the side of the bus by the famous, late folk-artist, Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Photo shot from the back showing passengers. Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery city bus filled with happy passengers, signed on the side of the bus by the famous, late folk-artist, Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Another side view of the bus.
UU-4: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery city bus filled with happy passengers, signed on the side of the bus by the famous, late folk-artist, Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. The bus has great character and the style of the 1950's. Medrano started his life as a maker of pottery children's toys, however he found that grown-ups loved his toys and recognized them as great and very collectible folk-art. Condition is excellent. Size: 13 1/2 inches long by 5 1/4 inches wide by 6 inches high. Price: $525.

 

Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery statue of a Mexican caballero with a sarape gracefully draped over his shoulder and wearing a wonderful striped suit, attributed to the great folk-artist, Senora Pena of Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Main photo. Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery statue of a Mexican caballero with a sarape gracefully draped over his shoulder and wearing a wonderful striped suit, attributed to the great folk-artist, Senora Pena of Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Closeup photo of the caballero's face. Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery statue of a Mexican caballero with a sarape gracefully draped over his shoulder and wearing a wonderful striped suit, attributed to the great folk-artist, Senora Pena of Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Photo of the back of the pottery statue.
UU-12: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery statue of a Mexican caballero with a sarape gracefully draped over his shoulder and wearing a wonderful striped suit, attributed to the great folk-artist, Senora Pena of Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Pieces of folk-art pottery by Sra. Pena are in the collection in the museum at Tzintzuntzan. Condition is excellent. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 4 1/4 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pottery truck filled with wonderful people, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Main photo. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pottery truck filled with wonderful people, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Closeup photo of people riding in the back of the truck. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pottery truck filled with wonderful people, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Photo shot from above the truck.
TT-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a pottery truck filled with wonderful people, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. This is a wonderful and very collectible piece of vintage Mexican folk-art, by a true master. Condition is very good. Size: 16 inches long by 8 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide. Price: $525.

 

Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful beaded Huichol gourd, c. 1950. Main photo of the Huichol beaded gourd. Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful beaded Huichol gourd, c. 1950. A side-view of the Huichol beaded gourd. Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful beaded Huichol gourd, c. 1950. A photo of the bottom side of the Huichol beaded gourd.
OO-5: Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful beaded Huichol gourd, c. 1950. The beadwork is extremely intricate and fine; this is a stunning piece in the traditional style of the Huichol of the Sierras of Nayarit. Condition is very good; there is some very minor bead-loss, which does not detract in any way from the integrity of the design. Size: 11 inches diameter by 4 1/4 inches high. Price: $450.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. Main photo of Olinala laquer-ware charger. Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the incised decorations on the Olinala laquer-ware charger. Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. Photo showing the back side of the Olinala laquer-ware charger.
LL-10: Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. The tray is decorated with flowers, cats (or jaguars), and rabbits. This is an exquisite piece of vintage Mexican fine/folk art! Condition is excellent. Size: 17 1/4 inches wide by 15 1/4 inches high. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and has exquisite floral decorations. Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and has exquisite floral decorations. Closeup photo of the floral decorations on the front center of the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and has exquisite floral decorations. Photo of the back side of the Uruapan batea.
HH-6: Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1920. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and then carefully laquered, and finally is painted with exquisite floral decorations. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk-art! Condition is excellent. Size: 18 inches diameter. Price: $950.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Main photo of the front of the Guerrero jaguar mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Photo showing the side of the Guerrero jaguar mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Photo showing the inside of the Guerrero jaguar mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back side of the Guerrero jaguar mask.
HH-12: Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Condition is excellent. Size: 8 3/4 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide. Price: $650.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish.  Main photo. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish.  Closeup photo of the floral decorations on the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish.  Photo of the back side of the wooden batea.
DD-7: Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish. This is an amazing piece of Mexican vintage fine/folk art! Condition is excellent. Size: 14 inches diameter. Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and folk art, a blackware tile with a beautiful scene of a campesino gathering and bundling wood, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Main photo of front of this tile. Mexican vintage pottery and folk art, a blackware tile with a beautiful scene of a campesino gathering and bundling wood, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of campesino gathering wood. Mexican vintage pottery and folk art, a blackware tile with a beautiful scene of a campesino gathering and bundling wood, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Photo showing the back of the tile.
CC-18: Mexican vintage pottery and folk art, a blackware tile with a beautiful scene of a campesino gathering and bundling wood, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork on the tile is extremely fine. Condition is excellent. Size: 4 7/8 inches square. Price: $165.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery duck standing next to a lovely blackware vase, from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Main photo. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery duck standing next to a lovely blackware vase, from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Another view of the duck. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery duck standing next to a lovely blackware vase, from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. A photo of the back side of the duck. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery duck standing next to a lovely blackware vase, from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Photo of the bottom of the Tlaquepaque duck.
BB-11: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery duck standing next to a lovely blackware vase, from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. This piece is wonderfully formed and hand-decorated. This is a highly unique and endearing piece. Condition is excellent. Size: 8 1/4 inches high by 6 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches deep (front to back, near base). Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Main photo. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Side view. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Top view. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. A view of another side. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Another view of another side of box.
V-2: Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. The painted decorations of birds and flowers are incredible. The artist begins by hand-carving the box from wood, which is plentiful in the state of Michoacan. The box is then carefully laquered, with a black slip. After this has dried, the artist paints the decorative scenery. This method of laquer and painting has pre-hispanic origins in the region of the Tarascan natives (the Purephecha, in their own language). Condition is excellent. Size: 10 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high by 5 3/4 inches deep (front to back of box). Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Main photo. Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Photo of top of box. Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Photo of bottom of box. Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Photo of the inside of the box with lid open.
U-3: Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage. The box still has the original lock and key, and they work! Condition is very good, given the age of this piece; there is some very minor loss of laquer in places. It is a very unique and rare piece from Uruapan. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 4 inches wide by 2 inches high. Price: $245.

 

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