Mexican Tinwork Art (Tin-Art)
AT-2: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), and Mexican vintage folk art, a large figure of the sun made of copper-dipped brass, c. 1950. The copper-dipped face of the sun is very visually dramatic and the effect is powerful. The face of the sun looks directly at you! Condition is very good. Size: 22 1/4 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!
AT-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the America's, painted on tin and mounted in a wonderful stamped tin nicho or frame, c. 1930's. The figure of Our Lady is beautifully painted, and very serene and lovely! Condition is very good, given the age of the retablo. Size: 13 1/4 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $375.
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.
AS-4: New Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely tinwork sconce with a platform for a religious image and a candle, New Mexico, c. 1950's. The stamping on the tinwork art sconce is very fine and detailed. The sconce resembles a lovely monstrance. Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/2 inches high by 16 1/2 inches wide. Price: $325.
AR-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror with exquisite tin bump-out's aroung the circular mirror, c. 1940's. The mirror is very finely worked, and the overall effect is magnificent! Condition is very good. Size: 22 inches diameter. Price: $399.
AR-4: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a very lovely rectangular tinwork art mirror with very fine stamping, c. 1950's. The stamping features a lovely floral design, with two wonderful peacocks. The effect is elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 19 1/4 inches wide by 15 1/4 inches high by 3/4 inches deep (thickness, front to back). Price: $275.
AR-8: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror with a lovely form and very good stamping, c. 1940's. The shape of the mirror reflects the form of the facade of a church. Condition is very good, given the age and fragility of the piece; there is evidence of some very minor repair work. Size: 24 inches high by 14 3/4 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches deep (thickness, front to back). Price: $435.
AP-7: Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork art), a large and very elegant tinwork art candlelabra with very fine form and stamping, c. 1950's. This is a visually stunning piece, and it makes a strong artistic statement! Condition is excellent. Size: 21 1/2 inches high by 14 inches diameter at the fluted circular base. Price: $395.
AO-5: Mexican vintage tin-work art and silver art, a mirror, framed with beautifully stamped silver, Mexico, c. 1950's. The silver-work is fantastic; the mirror is elegant and wonderful! This is a treasure! Condition is very good. Size: 32 1/4 inches high by 23 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!
AJ-9: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful tin and glass nicho with a statue of St. Fabian playing his guitar and with two lovely angels, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The tinwork art is beautifully done, and the figure of St. Fabian is wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.
AI-16: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a framed retable painted on tin and depicting the Holy Trinity, Mexico, c. 1900-20, or earlier. The retablo is very simply framed, and the painting is especially beautiful. This is a great piece of antique Mexican devotional art! The scene depicts God the Father in the center, Christ (with a small lamb painted on his chest) on the Father's right, and the Holy Spirit (with a small dove painted on his chest) to the Father's left. Condition is very good given the age of this piece. Size: 5 1/16 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $495.
AG-12: Mexican vintage tin-work art, a pair of tin candleholders with very fine stamping and bump-out work, Mexico, c. 1960's. The pair of matching candleholders is extremely graceful and elegant. Condition of the pair is very good. Size: each is 15 1/5 inches high by 12 inches wide (the circular base of each is 5 1/2 inches diameter). Price: $390 for the pair.
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.
SOLD. Thank you!
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.
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).
SOLD. Thank you!
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: October 30, 2015