Mexican Tinwork Art (Tin-Art)
YY-13: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin-art), a wonderful tin-art candle holder, with beautiful form and stamping, c. 1950's. The candleholder has a lovely sculptual design, and is extremely bold and graceful. This is the work of a true master tinwork artist! Condition is excellent. Size: 23 1/2 inches high by 15 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches diameter across the circular base. Price: $325.
WW-9: Mexican vintage tinwork-art (tin art), and Mexican vintage devotional art and retablos, a very fine painting on tin of the Santo Nino de Atocha, mounted in an early and very fine tinwork-art nicho, c. 1910-20's. The nicho is very finely made, with good stamping and a reverse-decorated glass border, and the tin retablo is beautifully painted. The original image of Nuestra Senora de Atocha, holding the Santo Nino, was brought from Spain to the church in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, soon after the Conquest of Mexico by the Spanish (1519-21). The legend holds that, in the quiet of night, the Santo Nino would leave his Mother and the church, and would bring food and drink to the weary miners toiling in the silver mines in Zacatecas. A very strong devotion to the Nino developed, a devotion which made its way to Texas and New Mexico via trade caravans on the Camino Real, which passed through Fresnillo. The Santo Nino is pictured seated, with a Spanish-style hat and dress, and holds a basket with food and a pole with a gourd for water. Condition is very good, especially given the age of the retablo and nicho. Size: 14 3/4 inches high, including the tin frame, by 8 1/2 inches wide. Price: $675.
QQ-11: Mexican vintage tinwork-art (tin-art), a beautiful tinwork-art mirror, c. 1940's. The mirror has very fine tinwork-art and is very graceful in shape. Condition is excellent. Size: 13 inches high by 10 1/2 inches wide. Price: $150.
HH-7: New Mexican tinwork-art (tin art) and folk-art, a beautifully formed and stamped tinwork mirror with a candleholder, signed Barbara Mantus Lujan, 1998. This is an excellent piece of tinwork-art, done in the traditional style of New Mexico. Condition is excellent. Size: 15 inches high by 11 1/4 inches wide at the middle. Price: $225.
GG-16: Peruvian antique devotional art and tinwork-art, a very lovely retablo of Our Lady of the Candle, one of the most famous and veneratedimages of Our Lady in Peru, c. 18th century. The retablo is beautifully painted. The Virgin is very lovely and serene. Condition is very good; the retablo does exhibit some expected signs of age. Size: 10 3/4 inches high by 7 3/4 inches wide. Price: $675.
GG-17: Peruvian antique devotional art and tinwork-art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin of Our Lady of the Cave, c. 19th century. This is a highly beautiful depiction of Our Lady. Condition is excellent. Size: 10 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $650.
GG-22: Mexican vintage devotional art and tinwork-art, a beautiful retablo painted on tin, depicting St. Anthony of Padua and the Child Jesus, c. 1910-20. The artwork is extremely wonderful, and the expressions on the faces of St. Anthony and the Child Jesus are exquisite. This is a treasure! Condition is excellent, especially given the age of the piece. Size: 14 inches high by 10 inches wide. Price: $575.
DD-20: Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork-art), a wonderful mirror from Oaxaca with beautiful floral decorations and fine stamping, c. 1950. The tinwork frame of the mirror is extremely wonderful. This is an incredible example of Mexican tinwork art and a collector's dream. Condition is excellent. Size: 27 1/2 inches high by 13 3/4 inches wide. Price: $195.
DD-19: Mexican vintage devotional art and tin-work art, a finely stamped tin-work and glass nicho with a beautiful statue depicting Our Lady of Juquila, c. 1930. The image of Our Lady is surrounded by foil flowers within the nicho. Our Lady of Juquila comes from the State of Oaxaca and is known as Our Lady of the Afflicted. People pray to this image of the Virgin for a miracle or for comfort when in great pain and affliction. Condition is excellent; the tin does show a wonderful patina that comes from age. Size: 10 inches high by 6 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.
CC-10: New Mexican vintage devotional art and tinwork art, a beautiful tin art nicho with an old print of San Ysidro tending his cattle, c. 1930. The nicho has a beautiful border of reverse-side painting on the glass around the central image. The stamping on the tin nicho is also very fine. Condition is very good, given the age of both the tin nicho and the print of San Ysidro. Size: 9 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.
W-17: Mexican vintage tinwork-art, a beautifully stamped tin-work frame, c. 1950. The stamping work on this tin frame is magnificent, and features lovely cherubs and angels. Condition is excellent. Size: 15 3/4 inches high by 13 3/4 inches wide. The inside opening is 10 inches high by 8 1/16 inches wide. Price: $185.
This page was last revised: April 15, 2014