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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Guatemalan folk art, and Guatemalan woodcarving and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of an armadillo with wonderful form and great hand-painted decoration. Main photo of the Guatemalan woodcarving. Guatemalan folk art, and Guatemalan woodcarving and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of an armadillo with wonderful form and great hand-painted decoration. Another view of the side of the woodcarving. Guatemalan folk art, and Guatemalan woodcarving and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of an armadillo with wonderful form and great hand-painted decoration. Another side view of the woodcarving.
BN-3: Guatemalan folk art, and Guatemalan woodcarving and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of an armadillo with wonderful form and great hand-painted decoration. This is a great piece of Guatemalan folk art! The piece has great personality and charm. Condition is excellent. Size: 7 inches high by 14 inches long by 3 1/4 inches wide. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing partner, c. 1930's. Main photo of the two straw-art pieces. Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing partner, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the man with his lovely sombrero. Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing partner, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the lovely senorita with her water jar. Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing partner, c. 1930's. Another frontal view of the man. Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing partner, c. 1930's. Another frontal view of the woman with her jar.
BN-5: Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing partner, c. 1930's. The woman has lovely braids and is carring a water jar. The man sports a wonderful charro sombrero and is holding a beautiful woven mat, or petate. Both are beautifully dressed in traditional clothing. The straw-art is created using thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, a very laborious and wonderful art-form. Condition is very good. Size: each picture measures 15 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $500 for the pair.

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930. Main photo of the straw-art scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930. A closer photo of the main scene. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930. Another closeup photo of the straw-art picture of a busy mercado. Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930. Another closeup photo of a part of the straw-art scene.
BN-12: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930. The scene, composed using thousands of pieces of minute dyed straw or grass, popote, in Spanish, shows people negotiating in an animated mercado. This is simply wonderful folk art! Condition is excellent. Size: the piece as mounted with beige matting and in a fine frame is 17 1/2 inches high by 19 inches wide. The actual popote picture is 7 1/2 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide. It is signed on the mat below the actual popotillo picture, S.R. Mondaz.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piggy bank, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's.  Main view of the piggy bank. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piggy bank, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's.  A side view of the piggy bank from Tonala. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piggy bank, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's.  Another side view of the pottery bank from Tonala. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piggy bank, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's.  A view of the back side of the Tonala pottery bank.
BM-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piggy bank, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The piggy is beautifully shaped and decorated, and it is very cute! There is some dinero inside the piggy bank, but the piece was simply too wonderful to break in order to get the money out! Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lidded casserole in the form of a nesting hen with a rare teal-colored background glaze and wonderful colors, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Main photo of the nesting hen. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lidded casserole in the form of a nesting hen with a rare teal-colored background glaze and wonderful colors, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Another view of the nexting hen. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lidded casserole in the form of a nesting hen with a rare teal-colored background glaze and wonderful colors, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Another side view of the nesting hen.
BL-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lidded casserole in the form of a nesting hen with a rare teal-colored background glaze and wonderful colors, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. This is a beautiful piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 8 3/4 inches high by 13 inches long by 9 1/2 inches wide. Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a beautiful and very imaginative woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, from the village of Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the woodcarving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a beautiful and very imaginative woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, from the village of Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another view of the woodcarving, shot from above and looking down. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a beautiful and very imaginative woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, from the village of Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another view of the woodcarving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a beautiful and very imaginative woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, from the village of Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another view of the woodcarving.
BL-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a beautiful and very imaginative woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, from the village of Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This piece is very typical of the very primitive and wonderful carving of Jimenez. This is great Mexican vintage folk art by a great, late folk-artist. Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches high by 15 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a mask made of a coconut shell and wonderfully decorated, Villahermosa, Tabasco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the coconut mask. Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a mask made of a coconut shell and wonderfully decorated, Villahermosa, Tabasco, c. 1950's. A side view of the coconut mask. Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a mask made of a coconut shell and wonderfully decorated, Villahermosa, Tabasco, c. 1950's. View of the back side of the coconut mask.
BK-3: Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a mask made of a coconut shell and wonderfully decorated, Villahermosa, Tabasco, c. 1950's. The mask is decorated to represent a tropical bird or nagual (a mythical creature) of some sort. It is highly imaginative and very creative. Condition is very good. Size: 5 inches high by 4 inches wide. Price: $115.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Main photo of the amate bark painting. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. A closer look at the amate bark painting. Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. A closeup photo of some of the animals on the bark painting.
BJ-1: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting from Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. The painting is naive and highly imaginative. Colors are bright and wonderful. Condition is very good; the outside frame has some spotting, but the amate painting itself is in excellent condition. The painting features fanciful nagual figures, which are half animal and half human. Size: 23 inches wide by 17 inches high, including the frame. The amate painting itself is 16 3/4 inches wide by 11 inches high. Price: $125.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, an Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting featuring wonderful horses and birds amidst floral decorations, Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Main photo of the amate bark painting. Mexican vintage folk art, an Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting featuring wonderful horses and birds amidst floral decorations, Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. A closer look at the bark painting. Mexican vintage folk art, an Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting featuring wonderful horses and birds amidst floral decorations, Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. A closeup photo of the horse and other decorations of the amate bark painting from Guerrero. Mexican vintage folk art, an Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting featuring wonderful horses and birds amidst floral decorations, Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Another closeup photo of the decorations of the amate bark painting.
BJ-3: Mexican vintage folk art, an Amate (on paper made of pounded bark) painting featuring wonderful horses and birds amidst floral decorations, Amayaltepec, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Colors are vibrant, and the naive painting is very finely done. Condition is very good. Size: 23 inches wide by 17 inches high, including the frame. The amate painting itself is 16 3/4 inches wide by 11 inches high. Price: $125.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a bull-rider confidently riding a fierce and raging bull, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Main photo of the pottery figure from Michoacan. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a bull-rider confidently riding a fierce and raging bull, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Another view of the pottery figure from Michoacan. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a bull-rider confidently riding a fierce and raging bull, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Another closeup photo of the rider.
BI-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery piece depicting a bull-rider confidently riding a fierce and raging bull, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The glaze is beautifully done, and the piece is a great example of Mexican folk art! The piece is very unique for the villages of Patamban or Capula in the state of Michoacan, which are more typically known for pottery candleabras, pineapples, and utilitarian ware. Condition is very good; there are some natural lines from firing. Size: 8 inches tall by 8 1/2 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery helicopter with the tail of a fish and filled with smiling passengers, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's.  Main photo of the helicopter from Ocumicho. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery helicopter with the tail of a fish and filled with smiling passengers, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's.  Another view of the Ocumicho folk art piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery helicopter with the tail of a fish and filled with smiling passengers, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's.  Another angle of the Ocumicho pottery piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery helicopter with the tail of a fish and filled with smiling passengers, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's.  Another view of the Ocumicho folk art pottery piece.
BG-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery helicopter with the tail of a fish and filled with smiling passengers, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's. Wonderful faces of passengers and the pilot grace the helicopter's windows, and a sly red devil sits on top. This is great Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/4 inches high by 15 3/4 inches long by 7 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery tree-of-life with a very unique crown design, and with very beautiful decorations, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery tree-of-life with a very unique crown design, and with very beautiful decorations, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1950's.  Another view of the tree-of-life.
BE-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery tree-of-life with a very unique crown design, and with very beautiful decorations, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1950's. This tree-of-life is a great example of Mexican folk art! The tree has holders for 4 candles, and it has wonderful doves and floral designs. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high. Price: $300.

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of matching pottery candlelabras with bright and wonderful hand-painted decorations, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1950's. Main photo of the pottery candlelabras. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of matching pottery candlelabras with bright and wonderful hand-painted decorations, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the front of one of the candlelabras, showing the lovely angel amidst flowers. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of matching pottery candlelabras with bright and wonderful hand-painted decorations, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1950's. Another view of a part of the front of one of the poattery candlelabras.
BE-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of matching pottery candlelabras with bright and wonderful hand-painted decorations, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1950's. The candlelabras are attributed to the Castillo family of artists. They feature wonderful floral decorations, and each features two lovely angels. Condition is very good. Size: each measures 10 1/4 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide. The circular base of each is 3 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $550 for the pair.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life, with vibrant colors and a wonderful patina, Azucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's. Main photo. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life, with vibrant colors and a wonderful patina, Azucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the birds near the base of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life, with vibrant colors and a wonderful patina, Azucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's. Another photo showing the decorations near the base. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life, with vibrant colors and a wonderful patina, Azucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's. Photo showing the back side of the tree-of-life.
BD-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life, with vibrant colors and a wonderful patina, Azucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's. The tree-of-life is decorated with beautiful birds and floral motifs; it is wonderfully naive in appearance. Condition is very good; the tree has been lovingly cared for, over the years. Size: 11 inches high by 7 inches wide. The circular base is 3 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $299.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a wrought-iron cross with wonderful form and detailed stamping, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, c. 1950's. Main photo of the ironwork cross from Chiapas. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a wrought-iron cross with wonderful form and detailed stamping, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the stamping on the wrought-iron cross from Chiapas. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a wrought-iron cross with wonderful form and detailed stamping, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the work near the top of the ironwork cross.
BD-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a wrought-iron cross with wonderful form and detailed stamping, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, c. 1950's. The cross bears the symbols of Christ's passion and crucifixion: the nails, rooster, etc. This type of cross is placed on the roofs of newly constructed homes in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is thought to bring safety and blessings to all who enter the house. Condition is very good.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery ship with happy sailors and very vibrant colors, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano or a member of his family, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Medrano pottery ship. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery ship with happy sailors and very vibrant colors, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano or a member of his family, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Another angle of the Medrano pottery ship. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery ship with happy sailors and very vibrant colors, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano or a member of his family, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. A closeup photo showing some of the happy passengers on the Medrano pottery ship.
BD-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery ship with happy sailors and very vibrant colors, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano or a member of his family, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. The ship has happy passengers on both floors, and it proudly flies two Mexican flags. This is Mexican folk art at its best, and it brings amusement and a smile. Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches long by 11 inches high by 4 inches wide. Price: $375.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very fine clay sculpture of a bucking mule or horse and its terrified rider, most probably from the famous Panduro family of Guadalajara, c. 1930's. Main photo of the Panduro pottery sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very fine clay sculpture of a bucking mule or horse and its terrified rider, most probably from the famous Panduro family of Guadalajara, c. 1930's. Photo shot from behind the Panduro sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very fine clay sculpture of a bucking mule or horse and its terrified rider, most probably from the famous Panduro family of Guadalajara, c. 1930's. Another frontal view of the Panduro pottery sculpture.
AZ-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very fine clay sculpture of a bucking mule or horse and its terrified rider, most probably from the famous Panduro family of Guadalajara, c. 1930's. Another figure has fallen off the horse, and is holding on for dear life. The sculpture bristles with animation and action; this is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 8 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high. Price: $575.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture or statue depicting a lovely woman at a well, with the village church in the background, Tlaquepaque or Tonala Jalisco, c. 1930's. Main photo of the Tlaquepaque pottery figure. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture or statue depicting a lovely woman at a well, with the village church in the background, Tlaquepaque or Tonala Jalisco, c. 1930's. Another angle of the woman at a well, gracing the Tlaquepaque pottery figure. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture or statue depicting a lovely woman at a well, with the village church in the background, Tlaquepaque or Tonala Jalisco, c. 1930's. A third angle of the pottery figure.
AT-5: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture or statue depicting a lovely woman at a well, with the village church in the background, Tlaquepaque or Tonala Jalisco, c. 1930's. The three-dimensional figure is beautifully painted and glazed. This is a collector's dream! Condition is excellent. Size: 7 inches high by 5 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $425.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful piggy bank in the form of a delightful dog, by the famous Mexican folk artist Julian Acero, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Main photo. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful piggy bank in the form of a delightful dog, by the famous Mexican folk artist Julian Acero, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Photo of the front of the dog. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful piggy bank in the form of a delightful dog, by the famous Mexican folk artist Julian Acero, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Another side view of the doggie.
AS-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful piggy bank in the form of a delightful dog, by the famous Mexican folk artist Julian Acero, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The dog is charming and holding a basket of fruit for his beloved master. Condition is excellent. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 10 inches long (front to back) by 3 1/2 inches wide (side to side). Price: $525.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Main photo of the ex-voto and frame. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the center of the piece. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the Virgin at the upper left. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Photo of the supplicant praying to Our Lady.
AS-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful ex-voto painted on tin and depicting the woman supplicant praying to Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1930's. Ex-votos are commissioned as a form of gratitude for favors received, and the prayer of gratitude is usually written on the front. The English translation of the text on this ex-voto: "I dedicate this ex-voto to the Most Holy Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos, in a statement of thanks for helping me to health from a dangerous illness, which afflicted me on the 14th of February, 1937. I give thanks also for saving my daughter from an automobile accident on May 1, 1937. Lorenza Vazquez de Arzate, Atziahatzalco, DF, 30th of January of 1938." Condition of the ex-voto is good, given its age and devotional utilization, probably hanging in the home or in a church (please, see enlarged photographs). Size: the ex-voto, not including the frame, is 9 1/2 inches high by 10 inches wide. The ex-voto including the professional framing is 12 inches high by 12 1/2 inches wide. Price: $475.

 

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

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery candleholder in the form of wonderful ducks, stacked one upon the other, beautifully burnished and with great decorations, signed by the famous Mexican folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1960's. Main photo of the Heron Martinez pottery piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery candleholder in the form of wonderful ducks, stacked one upon the other, beautifully burnished and with great decorations, signed by the famous Mexican folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1960's. Photo of the top duck of this Heron Martinez folk art pottery candleholder. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery candleholder in the form of wonderful ducks, stacked one upon the other, beautifully burnished and with great decorations, signed by the famous Mexican folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1960's. Photo of the bottom duck of this Heron Martinez folk art pottery candleholder. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery candleholder in the form of wonderful ducks, stacked one upon the other, beautifully burnished and with great decorations, signed by the famous Mexican folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1960's. Photo of the bottom of the piece, showing Heron Martinez' signature, HHM.
AP-12: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery candleholder in the form of wonderful ducks, stacked one upon the other, beautifully burnished and with great decorations, signed by the famous Mexican folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1960's. The bottom, larger duck is a solid terra cotta, while the smaller top duck is a softer natural earthen color with beautiful geometric and floral designs. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art by one of the best folk artists in modern Mexican history! Condition is excellent. Size: 18 inches high by 12 inches long (front to back) by 7 1/2 inches wide (side to side). Price: $865.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful, large rooster, signed JJRM (Juan Jose Ramos Medrano, the grandson of the very famous Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Main photo of the Medrano rooster. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful, large rooster, signed JJRM (Juan Jose Ramos Medrano, the grandson of the very famous Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Another side photo of the rooster. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful, large rooster, signed JJRM (Juan Jose Ramos Medrano, the grandson of the very famous Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Closeup photo of the rooster's head. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful, large rooster, signed JJRM (Juan Jose Ramos Medrano, the grandson of the very famous Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Closeup photo showing the signature of the artist on the base, JJRM.
AL-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful, large rooster, signed JJRM (Juan Jose Ramos Medrano, the grandson of the very famous Candelario Medrano), Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1960's. Juan learned the art of pottery and folk art at the table of his very famous grandfather, the late Candelario Medrano. His work is inspirational and highly collectible! Condition is excellent. Size: 21 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/4 inches long (front to back). Price: $475.

 

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 pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful scene of a lively rodeo, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful scene of a lively rodeo, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the rodeo fans.
AK-10: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful scene of a lively rodeo, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The happy rodeo fans are gathered around a very frisky quarterhorse. All of the figures are very well-formed and decorated. This is a great piece of Ocumicho vintage pottery folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 3/4 inches high by 11 1/4 inches diameter at the widest part. Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery figurine featuring three animals, stacked on each others' backs, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. Main photo of the Heron Martinez pottery figurine. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery figurine featuring three animals, stacked on each others' backs, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. Another view of the Heron Martinez pottery animals. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery figurine featuring three animals, stacked on each others' backs, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. Closeup photo of the top of the Heron Martinez pottery piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery figurine featuring three animals, stacked on each others' backs, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. Closeup photo of the Heron Martinez piece showing the goat at the bottom of the stacked animals.
AJ-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery figurine featuring three animals, stacked on each others' backs, attributed to the great Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. Martinez was highly enamored of the circus, and often crafted folk art of scenes and memories of the circus. Here, the animals resemble human acrobats, with a goat on the bottom, a cow, and all topped off by an alligator. The piece dates from Martinez' white-period of pottery-making. This is a great and highly collectible piece of Mexican vintage folk art, by a true master. Condition is excellent. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 6 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and brightly painted and decorated tree of life, featuring a wise, old owl, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. Main photo of the tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and brightly painted and decorated tree of life, featuring a wise, old owl, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. Another closer view of the tree.
AI-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and brightly painted and decorated tree of life, featuring a wise, old owl, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. The tree is beautifully decorated and colors are bright and vibrant. Traditionally, trees-of-life were given as gifts to newly-married couples representing the wish that they be happy and fertile together. This is a tradition in Puebla which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide at the widest part. The circular base is 4 inches diameter. Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful tree-of-life depicting the Nativity Scene with five wonderful angels, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1960's.  Main photo. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful tree-of-life depicting the Nativity Scene with five wonderful angels, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1960's.  Closeup of the bottom of the tree, showing the lovely Nativity Scene. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful tree-of-life depicting the Nativity Scene with five wonderful angels, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1960's.  Another closeup photo of the Nativity Scene at the base of the tree-of-life. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful tree-of-life depicting the Nativity Scene with five wonderful angels, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1960's.  Photo of the back side of the tree-of-life.
AI-13: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful tree-of-life depicting the Nativity Scene with five wonderful angels, Izucar de Matamoros, c. 1960's. This is very possibly a work from the famous Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros. Condition is excellent. Size: 12 inches high by 8 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 1/2 inches diameter at the circular base. Price: $395.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo), by the also famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. Main photo of the wooden figure of Dr. Atl. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo), by the also famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. Closeup photo of the wooden figures face and glasses. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo), by the also famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. A side-view of the wooden figure.
AI-15: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo) or, perhaps, the Russian communist leader-in-exile, Leon Trotsky, who was assasinated in Coyoacan (Mexico City), by the famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. Jimenez is the father of folk art woodcarving in Oaxaca. In his early career, he mainly carved figures of animals: cows, doggies, deer, and all his pieces were unsigned. This is an early Jimenez piece, and it also is unsigned. This is a Mexican folk art collector's dream. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 3 1/4 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches deep (thickness, front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. Photo showing the pair of trees-of-life. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. Front view of the tree featuring the lovely Mexican maiden. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. Closeup photo of the maiden near the base of one tree. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. Front view of the tree-of-life featuring the dashing Mexican caballero. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. Closeup photo of the Mexican caballero near the base of one tree. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. Photo showing the back sides of the pair of trees-of-life. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. Closeup photo of the artist's signature on the back of one tree.
UU-15: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a wonderful pair of trees-of-like, signed by the late, famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1990's. One tree features a Mexican caballero, and the other a beautiful Mexican maiden. Pottey figures and trees-of-life by Alfonso Castillo are in museums and galleries around the world! The art-work decorating these trees is detailed and exquisite. Condition is excellent. Size: Each tree measures 8 1/4 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide (at the widest part). Price: $550 for the pair.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mexican vintage staw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Main photo of the popote or straw-art picture. Mexican vintage staw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Closeup photo of the center of the straw-art or popotillo scene. Mexican vintage staw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Photo of the original sales tag on the back of the framed piece of popote art or popotillo picture.
GG-19: Mexican vintage staw-art (popote art or popotillo), a wonderful rural scene created with thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish), c. 1930. This is an art-form which pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. It is extremely laborious and time-intensive, and the result is stunningly beautiful! Condition is excellent. Size: 15 1/4 inches wide (including mat and frame) by 12 1/4 inches high. The staw-art work inside the mat and frame is 9 1/2 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches high. Price: $250.

 

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.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Main photo. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Photo of back of carved coconut. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Photo of Mexican eagle and snake on coconut. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Closup photo of Mexican eagle. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Photo of Mexican flag inlaid in abolone. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Closeup photo of Mexican flag inlaid in abalone.Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Photo of one of the horses on the carved coconut. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Photo of second horse. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Photo of revolutionaries celebrating at table. Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. Photo of Zapata on carved coconut.
Q-1: Mexican vintage folk art, a finely carved coconut with scenes from the Mexican Revolution of 1910, c. 1925-35. The carved coconut has the Mexican national emblem of the eagle and snake inlaid in abalone. This was possibly carved by an inmate at the famous Mexican prison, San Juan de Ulua near Veracruz, or another Mexican prison. Every side of the coconut shows a different scene of the Mexican Revolution, including a depiction of Emiliano Zapata, and a scene of Mexican revolutionaries celebrating at table. The carving is exquisite! Condition is excellent.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a 1949 calendar with a beautiful calendar-girl. Photo of the 1949 calendar below the calendar-girl. closeup photo of the calendar girl on the 1949 Mexican calendar.
K-1: Mexican vintage folk art, a 1949 calendar with a very beautiful calendar-girl. Size: 17 inches tall by 9 1/2 inches wide. The calendar itself is below the art-work and is dated 1949. The piece is in mint condition; colors are clear and crisp. This is a great example of Mexican vintage folk art. Price: $185.

 

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