POCAS COSAS

The Finest in Mexican and Native American Arts
and Antiques

 


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

 

Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, a pair of paintings by Otto Rothenburg, a student of Diego Rivera, Taxco, c. 1935.  Main photo of the pair of paintings. Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, a pair of paintings by Otto Rothenburg, a student of Diego Rivera, Taxco, c. 1935.  Photo of the painting of the woman. Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, a pair of paintings by Otto Rothenburg, a student of Diego Rivera, Taxco, c. 1935.  Photo of the painting of the man. Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, a pair of paintings by Otto Rothenburg, a student of Diego Rivera, Taxco, c. 1935.  Another view of the two paintings, side by side.
DP-9: Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, a pair of paintings by Otto Rothenburg, a student of Diego Rivera, Taxco, c. 1935. The paintings depict a man and a woman at the mercado on market day. They are extremely well-painted and are very beautiful! The influence of Rivera is very evident. Condition is very good. Size: each painting is 17 1/2 inches high by 14 1/2 inches wide, including the frames. Price: $1100 for the pair.


Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery red bus with eight delightful passengers, including the driver, happily traveling to the beach city of Acapulco, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the bus. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery red bus with eight delightful passengers, including the driver, happily traveling to the beach city of Acapulco, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. A side-view of the bus.
DO-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery red bus with eight delightful passengers, including the driver, happily traveling to the beach city of Acapulco, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches long by 6 3/4 inches high, not including the figures on top of the bus, by 7 1/4 inches wide. Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery cow with a bird and large water jar on its back, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Main photo of the cow. Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery cow with a bird and large water jar on its back, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. A side view of the cow. Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery cow with a bird and large water jar on its back, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. A photo of the back of the cow.
DO-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery cow with a bird and large water jar on its back, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The sculpture is of burnished natural colored clay. It is wonderful! There are wonderful flowers on the chest of the cow. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches long by 8 3/4 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful eagle carved of wood with a hand-twisted wire snake in its mouth and perched on a beaver cactus, the emblem of the nation of Mexico, Oaxaca, 1950's. Main photo of the eagle. Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful eagle carved of wood with a hand-twisted wire snake in its mouth and perched on a beaver cactus, the emblem of the nation of Mexico, Oaxaca, 1950's. A side view of the eagle. Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful eagle carved of wood with a hand-twisted wire snake in its mouth and perched on a beaver cactus, the emblem of the nation of Mexico, Oaxaca, 1950's. Closeup photo of the eagle. Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful eagle carved of wood with a hand-twisted wire snake in its mouth and perched on a beaver cactus, the emblem of the nation of Mexico, Oaxaca, 1950's. Another full view of the eagle.
DO-8: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful eagle carved of wood with a hand-twisted wire snake in its mouth and perched on a beaver cactus, the emblem of the nation of Mexico, Oaxaca, 1950's. It is skillfully carved of natural pine by an unknown artist. The hand-twisted wire snake is also a very beautiful piece of art. Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/2 inches high, including the pedestal, by 8 1/4 inches wide at the wings by 6 inches deep (front to back). Price: $450.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful taxi with a happy passenger, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the taxi. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful taxi with a happy passenger, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. View of the front of the taxi. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful taxi with a happy passenger, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Photo of the other side of the taxi.
DO-10: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful taxi with a happy passenger, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. The Volkswagon taxi has a driver and one claustraphobic passenger who is riding on the roof. Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches long by 7 inches high, including the passenger, by 4 1/16 inches wide. Price: $200.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery sculpture of three men with a playful devil in front (possibly representing the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo of the sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery sculpture of three men with a playful devil in front (possibly representing the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the playful devil near the front of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery sculpture of three men with a playful devil in front (possibly representing the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the three men's faces.
DN-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery sculpture of three men with a playful devil in front (possibly representing the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The artists of Ocumicho often mix piety with mockery. This piece is very dramatic! A great piece of Mexican vintage folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 9 3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a gathering of souls or skeletons, perhaps Christ and the Apostles, or some rite of passage, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a gathering of souls or skeletons, perhaps Christ and the Apostles, or some rite of passage, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the central figure near the base. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a gathering of souls or skeletons, perhaps Christ and the Apostles, or some rite of passage, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the figure at the center-back of the group.
DM-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a gathering of souls or skeletons, perhaps Christ and the Apostles, or some rite of passage, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The pottery of Ocumicho is very different and unique. Potters make social commentary through their art. Condition is good. Size: 12 inches long by 11 3/4 inches high by 7 inches wide (front to back). Price: $325.
*Please note, we are not able to ship this item due to its fragility. We will arrange a pick-up meeting with buyers in CA, AZ, and NM.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. Main photo of the gourd. Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. Closeup photo of the center of the gourd showing a peyote blossom. Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. Photo of the bottom side of the gourd showing the border of paper flowers.
DL-2: Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. The center is decorated with a colorful peyote blossom amidst various Huichol ceremonial symbols. The outside rim is decorated with lovely paper flowers. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches diameter by 2 1/2 inches high. Price: $499.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. Main photo of the Huichol gourd. Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. Closeup photo of the peyote blossom at the center of the gourd. Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. Photo of the bottom side of the gourd.
DL-3: Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. The center is decorated with a colorful peyote blossom, moneda (old Mexican money), amidst various Huichol ceremonial symbols. The rim is decorated with scorpions. This is a beautiful and highly collectible piece! Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/16 inches diameter by 2 1/4 inches high. Price: $499.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce jaguar meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca.  Main photo of the jaguar. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce jaguar meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca.  Frontal view of the jaguar showing its face and mouth. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce jaguar meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca.  Photo of the back side of the jaguar showing mechanism for mounting it on a wall.
DL-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce jaguar meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca. The carving is very good, and the colors are bright and vibrant. Condition is very good. Size: 4 inches long by 3 1/16 wide, at the widest part. Price: $145.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce lion meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca.  Main photo, a side view of the lion. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce lion meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca. A frontal view of the lion showing its face and mouth. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce lion meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca.  Photo of the back of the lion showing mechanism for mounting on a wall.
DL-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce lion meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca. The woodcarving is excellent, and the lion is very fierce and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 4 inches long by 3 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $145.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the gourd. Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950's.  Photo of the outside of the gourd showing the eagle.
DL-6: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950's. The gourd is beautifully decorated with a wonderful eagle amidst floral decorations. Colors are bright and beautiful. Condition is good; there are some very minor nicks and a stable hairline crack. These are natural given the age and use of the piece, and they do not detract in any way from the artwork of this gourd. Size: 9 inches diameter by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950. Main photo of the gourd. Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950. Photo of the outside of the gourd showing the squirrel. Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950. Another side view of the outside of the gourd.
DL-7: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950. The inside of the gourd features a cat and dog surrounded by colorful bands, and the outside features a wiley squirrel and doves. Colors are bright and vivid. Condition is very good, especially given the age and use of the piece. Size: 7 1/4 inches diameter by 4 inches high. Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with incrredibly artwork and beautiful colors, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the outside of the gourd showing the laquer-ware floral decorations. Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with incrredibly artwork and beautiful colors, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Photo of the inside of the gourd showing the solid orange/red laquer.
DL-8: Mexican vintage folk art, a lacquer-ware gourd with incredibly fine artwork and beautiful colors, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Each layer of color is incised and the lacquer carefully applied. This is a time-consuming process. The finished piece is incredibly beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 11 3/4 inches diameter by 4 3/4 inches high. This piece of fine laquer-ware would grace the walls of anyone's home. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery figure of a mermaid joyfully playing her guitar, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Main photo of the Ocumicho pottery mermaid. Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery figure of a mermaid joyfully playing her guitar, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. A side view of the mermaid.
DL-12: Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery figure of a mermaid joyfully playing her guitar, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Colors are bright and vibrant, and the form of the piece is wonderful. This is great folk art from the village of Ocumicho. Condition is very good. Size:
9 inches high by 6 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $145.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery hanging chandelier with great artwork and lovely, vibrant colors, by the famous Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950.  Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery hanging chandelier with great artwork and lovely, vibrant colors, by the famous Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950.  A photo shot from below the chandelier looking up. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery hanging chandelier with great artwork and lovely, vibrant colors, by the famous Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950.  Another view of the chandelier shot from one side.
DK-10: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery hanging chandelier with great artwork and lovely, vibrant colors, by the famous Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950. This is a wonderful piece of Mexican folk art. The piece is decorated with birds, animals, and beautiful flowers. Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/2 inches high (not including the dangles) by 9 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery circular candlelabra with wonderful decorations and artwork, the Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1980's. Main photo of the candlelabra. Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery circular candlelabra with wonderful decorations and artwork, the Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1980's. Another closer view of the candlelabra.
DJ-2: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery circular candlelabra with wonderful decorations and artwork, the Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1980's. The artwork decorations are vibrant and very colorful with birds and flower blossoms between the five candle-holders. The base is decorated with colorful daisies. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/16 inches diameter by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful lacquer-ware chest or baul with a wonderful blue background and beautiful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the lacquer-ware chest. Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful lacquer-ware chest or baul with a wonderful blue background and beautiful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Another photo of the front of the chest. Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful lacquer-ware chest or baul with a wonderful blue background and beautiful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Photo of the chest with the lid raised, showing the inside of the chest. Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful lacquer-ware chest or baul with a wonderful blue background and beautiful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  A side view of the chest.
DJ-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful lacquer-ware chest or baul with a wonderful blue background and beautiful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The blue lacquer is incredible, and the artwork is very crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 6 3/4 inches high by 15 3/4 inches long by 8 inches wide. Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery bull with six steers and six caballeros across its massive back, made by the famous folk artist, Rosendo Rodriguez, of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1980. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery bull with six steers and six caballeros across its massive back, made by the famous folk artist, Rosendo Rodriguez, of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1980. Photo shot from the front looking at the bull's head. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery bull with six steers and six caballeros across its massive back, made by the famous folk artist, Rosendo Rodriguez, of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1980. A side view of the bull.
DJ-6: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery bull with six steers and six caballeros across its massive back, made by the famous folk artist, Rosendo Rodriguez, of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1980. The piece is full of vitality and color; this is great Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 14 inches long by 12 3/4 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $475.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Last Supper scene with humans and devils sitting down to a feast, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950. Main photo of the Ocumicho folk art sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Last Supper scene with humans and devils sitting down to a feast, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950. Side view of the sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Last Supper scene with humans and devils sitting down to a feast, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950. A view from the second side of the sculpture.
DJ-10: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Last Supper scene with humans and devils sitting down to a feast, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950. Two figures sit at ends of the arch over the front of the table. One of these is eating watermelon, and the other is savoring some flatbread. The Tarascan indians of Ocumicho, Michoacan, create figures who are pious and sometimes mocking. The sculptures often depict mischivous devils interacting with humans. The artists are continuously celebrating the cycle of life and death in their wonderful folk art. This is an older and very fine piece of Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 12 inches long by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $575.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful tree-of-life featuring the figures of Adam and Eve, most likely from the village of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Main photo of the tree. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful tree-of-life featuring the figures of Adam and Eve, most likely from the village of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of Adam and Eve.
DI-1: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful tree-of-life featuring the figures of Adam and Eve, most likely from the village of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The tree is wonderful in its naive simplicity! This is great Mexican vintage folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/4 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $200.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Ocumicho pottery scene of a lively rodeo, complete with a bull-rider, musicians, and fans, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1980's. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Ocumicho pottery scene of a lively rodeo, complete with a bull-rider, musicians, and fans, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1980's. Closeup photo of the rider and the band. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Ocumicho pottery scene of a lively rodeo, complete with a bull-rider, musicians, and fans, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1980's. Closeup photo of the bull rider and bull.
DI-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Ocumicho pottery scene of a lively rodeo, complete with a bull-rider, musicians, and fans, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1980's. The scene is full of vitality and life! There are two wonderful devils on either side of the band. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $155.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's. Main phot of the fierce tiger. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's. Closeup photo showing the tiger's mouth and teeth.
DI-11: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's. The tiger is beautifully carved and, with his mouth full of teeth, he is indeed fierce. This is great folk art by a true master! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long, including the tail, by 5 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, an Ocumicho pottery sculpture piece depicting the Last Supper, with a Christ figure at one end of the table, and thirteen (13?) apostles at a table preparing to eat a meal with fish and bread, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Ocumicho sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, an Ocumicho pottery sculpture piece depicting the Last Supper, with a Christ figure at one end of the table, and thirteen (13?) apostles at a table preparing to eat a meal with fish and bread, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. A side view of the sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, an Ocumicho pottery sculpture piece depicting the Last Supper, with a Christ figure at one end of the table, and thirteen (13?) apostles at a table preparing to eat a meal with fish and bread, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of one end showing some of the apostles.
DH-3: Mexican vintage folk art, an Ocumicho pottery sculpture piece depicting the Last Supper, with a Christ figure at one end of the table, and thirteen (13?) apostles at a table preparing to eat a meal with fish and bread, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The apostles all appear to be Day-of-the-Dead figures. Ocumicho artists create wonderful pottery pieces which often depict devils tempting humans in a great struggle. They are continually celebrating the cycle of life and death in their highly creative folk art. This piece is an older traditional piece, with colors more gentle and muted than modern pottery from Ocumicho. Condition is good, especially given the age and fragility of the piece. Size: 21 inches wide by 7 inches high. Price: $599.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting the Nativity and the visit of the three kings bearing gifts, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Ocumicho sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting the Nativity and the visit of the three kings bearing gifts, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. A side view of the Ocumicho sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting the Nativity and the visit of the three kings bearing gifts, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. A closeup photo of one corner of the sculpture showing the devil. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting the Nativity and the visit of the three kings bearing gifts, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Another full frontal view of the Ocumicho pottery piece.
DH-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting the Nativity and the visit of the three kings bearing gifts, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. A mischievous devil is trying to distract everyone with his antics. The Tarascan Indians of Ocumicho create folk art in which devil are often depicted. They are mocking and playful, and yet pious. Condition is fairly good, espcially given the age and fragility of these pottery pieces; there some areas on the back which have been carefully glued and do not detract from this marvelous piece. Please, buy it that way. Size: 13 1/2 inches wide by 14 inches high. Price: $345.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and whimsical pottery truck with happy people in the cab and wonderful animals in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Main photo of the front of the bus. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and whimsical pottery truck with happy people in the cab and wonderful animals in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940's. A side view of the pottery bus. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and whimsical pottery truck with happy people in the cab and wonderful animals in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940's. A photo of the back of the truck showing the animals.
DG-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and whimsical pottery truck with happy people in the cab and wonderful animals in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940's. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art, and is an older piece of pottery from Ocumicho. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 12 inches long by 5 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high. Price: $495.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely glazed statue of a Mexican gentleman relaxing and peering over the edge of his wonderful serape (sarape), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940.  Main photo of the gentleman. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely glazed statue of a Mexican gentleman relaxing and peering over the edge of his wonderful serape (sarape), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940.  Photo of the back of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely glazed statue of a Mexican gentleman relaxing and peering over the edge of his wonderful serape (sarape), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940.  Photo of the bottom of the piece, stamped with Tonala Mexico."
DG-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely glazed statue of a Mexican gentleman relaxing and peering over the edge of his wonderful serape (sarape), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940. The glazing is incredibly colorful and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $199.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the lion. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A photo showing the lion's face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A view of the other side of the lion.
DG-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This regal beast is indeed a "Mexican Lion King." Manuel Jimenez is the father of folk art woodcarving in Oaxaca. Condition is very good and colors are vibrant and unfaded. Size: 5 inches high by 10 1/2 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $450.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely and colorful tree-of-life attributed to the famous Castillo family, 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 and colorful tree-of-life attributed to the famous Castillo family, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. Another view of the tree-of-life.
DF-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely and colorful tree-of-life attributed to the famous Castillo family, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. The tree is beautifully decorated and features a wonderful bird near the base. Condition is very good, and colors are vibrant and fresh. Size: 10 1/16 inches high by 6 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back near the base. Price: $125.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's.  Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's. Closeup photo of the front of the leopard. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's.  Photo of the bottom of the carving with the artist's signature.
DF-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's. The leopard is wonderfully carved and is very alert in appearance. Quirino is well-known for his carved wooden animals. Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/16 inches high by 3 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $85.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully beaded wood-carved Huichol mask, Jalisco, c. 1980. Main photo of the beaded mask. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully beaded wood-carved Huichol mask, Jalisco, c. 1980.  Closeup photo of a part of the beaded Huichol mask.
DE-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully beaded wood-carved Huichol mask, Jalisco, c. 1980. The very fine and colorful beadwork depicts various religious and mythological symbols of the Huichol Indians. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 6 inches wide. Price: $215.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful hand-adzed wooden plate with fine carving and pyro art, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Main photo of the plate. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful hand-adzed wooden plate with fine carving and pyro art, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the front of the plate.
DE-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful hand-adzed wooden plate with fine carving and pyro art, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The artwork depicts a scene of Lake Patzcuaro. In the foreground are women picking flowers. This is a rare and wonderful piece of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930.  Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930.  Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930.  Closeup photo of the lovely angel at Our Lady's feet.
DD-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art and tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin, c. 1930. The artwork is very fine, and Our Lady's face and that of the angel at her feet are serene and very lovely. Condition is very good, given the age of the retablo; there are areas of wear, as can be seen in the photos. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide. Price: $535.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery vase with adorable ducklings, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. Main photo of the duck vase. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery vase with adorable ducklings, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. A closer photo of the vase with ducklings. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery vase with adorable ducklings, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. Another side of the vase.
DC-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery vase with adorable ducklings, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. The glazing and color combination are wonderful. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 7 inches long by 4 1/16 inches wide. Price: $200.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo depicting the Anima de Maria (Spirit of Mary, the Mother of God), painted on tin, c. 1930.  Main photo of Our Lady. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo depicting the Anima de Maria (Spirit of Mary, the Mother of God), painted on tin, c. 1930.  Closeup photo of Our Lady's face.
DC-12: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo depicting the Alma de Maria (Spirit of Mary, the Mother of God), painted on tin, c. 1930. The painting is excellent, and Mary appears very lovely and serene. She is crowned with beautiful flowers, and the Dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, floats across her chest. The retablo rests in a hand-carved Mexican wooden frame. Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide, including the frame. The retablo itself is 10 1/16 inches high by 7 1/4 inches wide. Price: $625.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful pair of trees-of-life depicting Adam and Eve and the tempting snake in the Garden of Eden, by the famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, c. 1980's, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla. Main photo of the two trees-of-life by Alfonso Castillo. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful pair of trees-of-life depicting Adam and Eve and the tempting snake in the Garden of Eden, by the famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, c. 1980's, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla. Closer photo of one tree. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful pair of trees-of-life depicting Adam and Eve and the tempting snake in the Garden of Eden, by the famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, c. 1980's, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla. Photo of the back of the base of one tree, showing the maker's signature.
DC-13: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful pair of trees-of-life depicting Adam and Eve and the tempting snake in the Garden of Eden, by the famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, c. 1980's, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla. The colors are very bright and wonderful, and the artwork is incredible! Condition is very good. Size: each is 9 inches high by 5 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $600 for the pair.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery tile decorated with a double-headed eagle, perhaps the coat of arms of the Hapsburg family of Europe, Tonala, c. 1930. Main photo of the tile. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery tile decorated with a double-headed eagle, perhaps the coat of arms of the Hapsburg family of Europe, Tonala, c. 1930. Closeup photo of the eagle.
DC-15: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery tile decorated with a double-headed eagle, perhaps the coat of arms of the Hapsburg family of Europe, Tonala, c. 1930. The artwork is excellent, and the tile is very dramatic. The tile has been made to hang by a previous owner, or the tile can be beautifully displayed on a stand. Condition is good; there are areas of fading which are normal given the age of the piece. Size: 9 1/2 inches square. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman, with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30.  Main photo of the photo-sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman, with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30.  Closeup photo of the gentleman's face.
DB-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman, with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30. Photoescultura is a uniquely Mexican artform, and usually depicted images of the well-to-do. Condition is very good; there is slight loss of shellac, normal given the age of the piece. Size: 11 3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery pig with fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. Main photo of the pig. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery pig with fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. A side view of the pig.
DB-11: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery pig with fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. The background glazing is wonderful, and the floral artwork is exceptional. The piggy is very endearing. Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches long, from snoot to tail, by 5 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high. Price: $95.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting Padre Miguel Hidalgo, the father of the Mexican revolution of 1810, Oaxaca, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting Padre Miguel Hidalgo, the father of the Mexican revolution of 1810, Oaxaca, c. 1930's.  A side-view of the sculpture.
DA-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting Padre Miguel Hidalgo, the father of the Mexican revolution of 1810, Oaxaca, c. 1930's. This style of Oaxacan pottery is referred to as "losa goteada" or dripware, and this piece is attributed to the Jimenez family. It is a rare and very special piece! Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep, front to back. Price: $550.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the tree. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.  Closeup photo of the deer at the base of the tree. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.  Closer view of the front of the tree. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.  Another closer view of the front of the tree-of-life by Heron Martinez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.  Photo of the trellis on the back of the tree by Heron Martinez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.  A closer view of part of the trellis on the back side. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.  Another view of the trellis on the back side of the tree.
DA-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. It is made of natural terra cotta red clay, and it is stunning. This is a wonderful example of Mexican folk art at its best! Condition is good; there is a repair on the back of the trellis near the top, and some wax in the candle holders which can be fairly easily removed. Delivery can be discussed. Size: 33 inches high by 23 inches wide, at the widest part, by 11 1/2 inches deep, front to back. Price: $3800.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and ironwork art, a lovely wrought iron wall sconce with a hand-blown amber glass shade, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the sconce. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and ironwork art, a lovely wrought iron wall sconce with a hand-blown amber glass shade, c. 1950's.  A front view of the sconce. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and ironwork art, a lovely wrought iron wall sconce with a hand-blown amber glass shade, c. 1950's.  A photo showing the ironwork art near the base of the sconce.
CY-8: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork and ironwork art, a lovely wrought iron wall sconce with a hand-blown amber glass shade, c. 1950's. The ironwork is very well done and the wall sconce is very beautiful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 28 inches high by 8 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. A closeup photo of the face of the racoon. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. A side view of the carving.
CV-8: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art from the Tarahumaras! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 5 inches high by 3 inches wide. Price: $150.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the dog by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo of some text from a book on Mexican folk art masters. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A side view of the dog. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another full photo of the dog by Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca.
CV-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art by a true master. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a young man who is getting "advice" from three mischievious devils, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's. Main photo of the Ocumicho pottery piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a young man who is getting "advice" from three mischievious devils, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's. Side view of the pottery piece from Ocumicho. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a young man who is getting "advice" from three mischievious devils, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's. Another view of the piece showing the man and the devils.
CU-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a young man who is getting "advice" from three mischievious devils, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's. The fine detail and the more muted colors of the paint are typical of an older piece from Ocumicho. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 14 inches high by 10 1/2 inches long by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.

 

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

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery sculpture of a colorful church, Metepec, c. 1950. Main photo of the pottery church. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery sculpture of a colorful church, Metepec, c. 1950. Side view of the church.
CU-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery sculpture of a colorful church, Metepec, c. 1950.The pottery church is beautifully made and is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/2 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage straw art, popote art or popotillo, a very fine straw-art picture of a Mexican woman preparing masa to put tortillas on the comal, attributed to the great artist G. Olay, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the straw-art picture by G. Olay. Mexican vintage straw art, popote art or popotillo, a very fine straw-art picture of a Mexican woman preparing masa to put tortillas on the comal, attributed to the great artist G. Olay, c. 1930's.  Closeup photo of the woman preparing masa.
CU-9: Mexican vintage straw art, popote art or popotillo, a very fine straw-art picture of a Mexican woman preparing masa to put tortillas on the comal, attributed to the great artist G. Olay, c. 1930's. Straw art is created using thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, popote in Spanish. The scene is very rustic and beautiful, and has a wonderful hand-carved Mexican wooden frame. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high including the wooden frame. Price: $250.

 

Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nicario Jimenez, c. 1980. Main photo of the Peruvian retablo by Nicario Jimenez. Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nicario Jimenez, c. 1980. Closeup photo of the procession. Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nicario Jimenez, c. 1980. Another closeup photo of the procession. Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nicario Jimenez, c. 1980. Closeup photo of the last part of the procession. Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nicario Jimenez, c. 1980. Closeup photo of the first part of the procession.
CU-10: Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nicario Jimenez, c. 1980. The figures, made from a special corn masa and beautifully hand-painted, are incredibly colorful and wonderful. The retablo was purchased directly from the artist at an event at the San Diego Museum of Man. It is a great piece of Peruvian folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/4 inches wide by 10 inches high by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $395.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache toy horse with wooden wheels, Mexico, 1937. Main photo of the horse. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache toy horse with wooden wheels, Mexico, 1937. Photo of the second side of the toy horse. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache toy horse with wooden wheels, Mexico, 1937. Photo showing a frontal view of the horse's face.
CT-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache toy horse with wooden wheels, Mexico, 1937. A child received the horse as a gift in 1937, and it has been cherished and well cared for. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 6 3/4 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. Price: $150.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery sculpture depicting a Mexican revolutionary, perhaps Emiliano Zapata or Pancho Villa, riding a beautiful horse, attributerd to the great Panduro family of sculptors, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Main photo of the horse and rider. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery sculpture depicting a Mexican revolutionary, perhaps Emiliano Zapata or Pancho Villa, riding a beautiful horse, attributerd to the great Panduro family of sculptors, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the rider's face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery sculpture depicting a Mexican revolutionary, perhaps Emiliano Zapata or Pancho Villa, riding a beautiful horse, attributerd to the great Panduro family of sculptors, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Photo showing the second side of the horse and rider.
CT-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery sculpture depicting a Mexican revolutionary, perhaps Emiliano Zapata or Pancho Villa, riding a beautiful horse, attributerd to the great Panduro family of sculptors, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The anatomies of the rider and the horse are superb. Condition is excellent. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 6 3/4 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $825.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a candlelabra in the form of a lovely woman riding atop her steer, attributed to the great Heron Matinez during his burnished natural period, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Heron Martinez piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a candlelabra in the form of a lovely woman riding atop her steer, attributed to the great Heron Matinez during his burnished natural period, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. A side view of the piece.
CS-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a candlelabra in the form of a lovely woman riding atop her steer, attributed to the great Heron Matinez during his burnished natural period, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The piece is beautifully formed and burnished. The work of Heron Martinez is highly prized and very collectible. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 4 1/2 inches diameter, not including the candleholders. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and very colorful tree-of-life, with beautiful decorations and a wonderful bird near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the tree. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and very colorful tree-of-life, with beautiful decorations and a wonderful bird near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of the bird nea the base. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and very colorful tree-of-life, with beautiful decorations and a wonderful bird near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of one side of the tree, showing decorations and one candleholder. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and very colorful tree-of-life, with beautiful decorations and a wonderful bird near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Photo of the back side of the tree.
CS-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and very colorful tree-of-life, with beautiful decorations and a wonderful bird near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's. The large tree-of-life is attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo and is in the style of the Castillo family. Condition is very good. Size: 21 inches high by 15 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is 6 inches diameter. Price: $875.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a batea made from a laquered gourd and beautifully decorated, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, c. 1950. Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, a batea made from a laquered gourd and beautifully decorated, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, c. 1950. Closeup photo of an edge of the batea, showing the floral designs. Mexican vintage folk art, a batea made from a laquered gourd and beautifully decorated, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, c. 1950. Photo showing the painted inside of the batea or large bowl.
CS-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a batea made from a laquered gourd and beautifully decorated, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, c. 1950. These bateas are traditionally filled with fruit and carried atop women's heads in processions to the local church on important feast days. The laquer background is green with pale pink flowers. The effect is beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches diameter at the mouth by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Main photo of the laquerware batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the front of the batea showing the beautiful floral decorations.
CR-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is hand-adzed and laquered. The artwork is crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 14 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Main photo of the desk with the front cover closed. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Closeup photo of the marquetry on the front cover of the desk, featuring human figures and floral designs. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Photo of one side of the desk with a large floral design. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Photo of the top of the desk, showing more floral marquetry. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Photo with the front cover opened and showing the marquetry of the inside of the desk. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Another photo of the inside of the desk, with the cover open and showing some open drawers.
CR-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. The marquetry features lovely floral designs, human figures, and wonderful animals. The escritorio is in very fine condition given its age; the marquetry inlay is 97 % intact, with only 3 small pieces missing. The desk has a key and can be locked shut. Size: 13 3/4 inches high, when closed, by 21 inches wide, by 11 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $2400.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure depicting the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Barrio de la Luz, Puebla, c. 1940's. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure depicting the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Barrio de la Luz, Puebla, c. 1940's. A side view. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure depicting the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Barrio de la Luz, Puebla, c. 1940's. A photo showing the back of the piece.
CQ-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure depicting the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Barrio de la Luz, Puebla, c. 1940's. The pottery figure, with its deep brown glazing, is a very good representation of Rivera. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of wonderful pottery bottles in the shapes of monkeys, with colorful decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the bottles. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of wonderful pottery bottles in the shapes of monkeys, with colorful decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A side view of the bottles.
CQ-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of wonderful pottery bottles in the shapes of monkeys, with colorful decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The figurines are charming and full of personality. The bottles were used in Oaxaca to hold mescal or pulque. Condition of both bottles is good. Size: the larger bottle is 7 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). The smaller bottle is 5 1/4 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches deep. Price for the pair: $150.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. Photo showing the happy children riding in sparrows. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. Photo shot from above looking down at the top of the piece.
CQ-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. This is Mexican folk art at its best, and it brings a smile to the beholder's face. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide. Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's.  Closeup photo of the decorations painted on the front of the batea.
CQ-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is wonderfully decorated and is very rare! Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $875.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art pottery apartment building filled with happy residents, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the pottery apartment building by Candelario Medrano. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art pottery apartment building filled with happy residents, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Photo showing some of the residents of the building. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art pottery apartment building filled with happy residents, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Another view of a window showing more residents. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art pottery apartment building filled with happy residents, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. A view of the front door of the building showing more of the happy residents. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art pottery apartment building filled with happy residents, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. A closer view of the residents on the second floor of the building.
CP-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art pottery apartment building filled with happy residents, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Nine happy tenants, flowers, and a lovely dove make this piece of folk art very special and lovely! Colors are vibrant and bright. Condition is very good. Size: 11 3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $325.

 

Vintage folk art and fine art, a beautiful print depicting the Santa Barbara Mission, with a wonderful ox-cart in front, signed and dated on the back by Dan Masefield, c. 1930. Main photo of the print.' Vintage folk art and fine art, a beautiful print depicting the Santa Barbara Mission, with a wonderful ox-cart in front, signed and dated on the back by Dan Masefield, c. 1930. Closeup photo of the bottom of the print, showing tho ox-cart in front of the Mission. Vintage folk art and fine art, a beautiful print depicting the Santa Barbara Mission, with a wonderful ox-cart in front, signed and dated on the back by Dan Masefield, c. 1930. Another view of the front of the print, showing the Mission building.
CP-8: Vintage folk art and fine art, a beautiful print depicting the Santa Barbara Mission, with a wonderful ox-cart in front, signed and dated on the back by Dan Masefield, c. 1930. Originally done in oil pastels, the print is very finely done. Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/2 inches high by 11 3/4 inches wide, including the frame. Price: $225.

 

New Mexican tinwork art, and New Mexican folk art, a wonderful tinwork-art candleholder with very fine stamping, New Mexico, c. 1980's.  Main view of the candleholder. New Mexican tinwork art, and New Mexican folk art, a wonderful tinwork-art candleholder with very fine stamping, New Mexico, c. 1980's.  Closeup of the bottom part of the candleholder.
CP-9: New Mexican tinwork art, and New Mexican folk art, a wonderful tinwork-art candleholder with very fine stamping, New Mexico, c. 1980's. The workmanship is very good, and the candleholder is very beautiful. Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished pottery horse with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Tonala, c. 1950's. Main photo of the pottery horse. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished pottery horse with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Tonala, c. 1950's. A view of the second side of the pottey horse. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished pottery horse with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Tonala, c. 1950's. A closeup photo of the artist's signature near the base of the horse.
CO-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished pottery horse with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Tonala, c. 1950's. The horse bears the letters "SG" near the base, the signature of Simone Galvan, nephew of the great Amador Galvan of Tonala. The horse is very graceful, and the artwork is stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/4 inches high by 14 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.

 

New Mexican tinwork art, and New Mexican folk art, a lovely candle-holder with wonderful stamping and mirrors, New Mexico, c. 1960's.  Main photo of the candle-holder/cross. New Mexican tinwork art, and New Mexican folk art, a lovely candle-holder with wonderful stamping and mirrors, New Mexico, c. 1960's.  Closeup photo of the stamping near the top of the cross.
CO-3: New Mexican tinwork art, and New Mexican folk art, a lovely candle-holder with wonderful stamping and mirrors, New Mexico, c. 1960's. The candle-holder has a lovely shape (a cross) and is very elegant! Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 10 1/16 inches wide at the arms, by 3 inches deep (front to back) at the candle-holder. Price: $185.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very colorful and wonderful pottery piece depicting the Flight Into Egypt of the Holy Family, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very colorful and wonderful pottery piece depicting the Flight Into Egypt of the Holy Family, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. A side view of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very colorful and wonderful pottery piece depicting the Flight Into Egypt of the Holy Family, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. A photo showing the back side of the Ocumicho pottery piece.
CO-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very colorful and wonderful pottery piece depicting the Flight Into Egypt of the Holy Family, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Mary is riding a burro and is accompanied by St. Joseph. Angels lead the way. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 10 1/4 inches wide by 7 inches deep (front to back). Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure representing Our Lady of Solitude (La Soledad) on one side, and Our Lady of Guadalupe on the other, Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Main photo of the figure. Mexican vintage folk art, Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure representing Our Lady of Solitude (La Soledad) on one side, and Our Lady of Guadalupe on the other, Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Closeup photo of Our Lady's lovely face. Mexican vintage folk art, Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure representing Our Lady of Solitude (La Soledad) on one side, and Our Lady of Guadalupe on the other, Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Photo of the bottom of the figure showing the artist's signature.
CL-3: Mexican vintage folk art, Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure representing Our Lady of Solitude (La Soledad) on one side, and Our Lady of Guadalupe on the other, Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. The piece is signed "Jesus Aguilar", the nephew of the famous folk artist, Josefina Aguilar. This piece shows great imagination and creativity on the part of the artist. Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $475.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. Main photo of the box. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. Photo looking down at the top of the box. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. A side view of the box.
CL-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. The box comes with the wooden stand, and the artwork features beautiful floral designs and a wonderful dove on the top of the box. Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches high, including the stand, by 8 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Main photo of the devil. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Closeup photo of the devil's face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Photo of the base of the figure, showing the artist's name. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Another full frontal view of the figure.
CK-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. The figure is very finely carved; this is a great piece of Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide by 11 inches long (front to back). Price: $500.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Main photo of the tray. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Closeup photo of one side of the tray. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the second side of the tray. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the birds and flowers on the tray.
CK-8: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. The exquisite artwork depicts flowers, birds, jaguars, deer, squirrels, and hummingbirds. This is a great piece of laquerware art from Olinala. Condition is very good. Size: 26 3/4 inches wide by 20 3/4 inches high. Price: $825.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of the bull's head. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Photo of the back side of the mask.
CK-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The mask is used in dances and festivals in Michoacan, Chiapas, and Veracruz. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide, not including the horns, by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Main photo of the mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Closeup photo of the mouth of the mask, showing the brass tooth. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Photo showing the back side of the mask.
CJ-4: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950. The Tarascan dance is performed in honor of the Child Jesus. This mask has a "gold tooth" made of brass. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful pottery ferris wheel, filled with delighted people, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Main photo of the ferris wheel. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful pottery ferris wheel, filled with delighted people, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Photo shot from above, looking down at the top of the ferris wheel. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful pottery ferris wheel, filled with delighted people, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. A photo of the people and doggies at the base of the ferris wheel, awaiting a turn to ride. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful pottery ferris wheel, filled with delighted people, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Another photo shot from above, looking down.
CJ-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful pottery ferris wheel, filled with delighted people, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. The ferris wheel is brightly decorated with doves and flowers, and two persons and their doggies stand at the base of the wheel awaiting their turn for a ride. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 15 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide by 10 inches deep (front to back). Price: $750.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful tree-of-life with wonderful colors and decorations, attributed to the late, great Aurelio Flores, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful tree-of-life with wonderful colors and decorations, attributed to the late, great Aurelio Flores, Puebla, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of the colorful birds and the top part of the tree.
CI-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful tree-of-life with wonderful colors and decorations, attributed to the late, great Aurelio Flores, Puebla, c. 1940's. The tree is beautifully decorated with colorful birds and flowers. This is great Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: the tree-of-life is 11 1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide, at the widest part. the base is 4 inches in diameter. Price: $285.

 

CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Huichol beaded mask. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the top part of the mask, showing the peyote bud on the front above the eye-openings. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the bottom part of the mask, near the mouth. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back of the mask. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. A side view of the mask, showing its thickness, front to back.
CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nayarit, c. 1950's. The mask is decorated with symbols very sacred to the Huichols: a peyote bud, scorpion, deer, and a snake. The beadwork is very fine, with thousands of small beads applied to a wax or pitch base, covering the wood-carved mask. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with wonderful decorations, Uruapan, c. 1940's. Main photo of the gourd. Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with wonderful decorations, Uruapan, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the floral decorations of the gourd. Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with wonderful decorations, Uruapan, c. 1940's. Photo showing the inside of the gourd, painted red. Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with wonderful decorations, Uruapan, c. 1940's. A side view of the outside of the gourd.
CH-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with wonderful decorations, Uruapan, c. 1940's. The artwork decoration of the gourd is wonderful and typical of Uruapan. While the gourd shows some age and use, condition is very good overall. Size: 11 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $250.

 

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

 

Mexican 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 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.

 

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.

 

Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's. Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's. Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's. Closeup photo of the Baby Jesus.
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. 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 of the three wisemen. 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 closeup photo of the three wise men. 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 the shepherd and sheep. 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.
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.

 

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.

 

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: $550.

 

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 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 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 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, a beautiful pottery charger attributed to the famous, late Amado Galvan, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The charger is burnished and beautifully decorated, in the wonderful style of Galvan. It was purchased from Galvan at his home in Tonala, Jalisco, just outside of Guadalajara, in the 1940's. Condition is excellent. Size: the charger is 12 1/2 inches in diameter. Price for the charger: $200.

 

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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