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Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork art), a large and very elegant tinwork art candlelabra with very fine form and stamping, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the Mexican tinwork art (tin art) candleabra. Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork art), a large and very elegant tinwork art candlelabra with very fine form and stamping, c. 1950's.  A closer view of the tin art candleabra. Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork art), a large and very elegant tinwork art candlelabra with very fine form and stamping, c. 1950's.  A closeup of the form and fine stamping just above the base of the tinwork art candleabra. Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork art), a large and very elegant tinwork art candlelabra with very fine form and stamping, c. 1950's.  A closeup photo showing the fluted circular base of the tinwork art (tin art) candleabra. Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork art), a large and very elegant tinwork art candlelabra with very fine form and stamping, c. 1950's.  Another full view of the tin art candleabra.
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.

 

Mexican vintage tin-work art and silver art, a mirror, framed with beautifully stamped silver, Mexico, c. 1950's. Main photo of the mirror with the stamped silver frame. Mexican vintage tin-work art and silver art, a mirror, framed with beautifully stamped silver, Mexico, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the stamped silver at the top of the mirror. Mexican vintage tin-work art and silver art, a mirror, framed with beautifully stamped silver, Mexico, c. 1950's. Photo of the bottom part of the silver mirror. Mexican vintage tin-work art and silver art, a mirror, framed with beautifully stamped silver, Mexico, c. 1950's. Another photo of the full silver mirror.
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!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork nicho with a very old printed image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Main photo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork nicho with a very old printed image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the image of the Santo Nino. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork nicho with a very old printed image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Photo showing the back side of the tinwork art nicho.
AN-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork nicho with a very old printed image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. The tinwork is simple and beautiful, and the image of the Santo Nino is truly beautiful. The original wooden sculpture of Our Lady and the Santo Nino de Atocha is venerated in the lovely church in Fresnillo, Mexico, along the original camino real, leading from Mexico City all the way to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. The legend has it that, at night, the Santo Nino with his vessels laden with food and wine, would quietly leave his Mother to assist the suffering miners in the silver mines of the Spanish near Fresnillo and Zacatecas. Devotion to this Santo Nino is very strong throughout Mexico, and into Texas and New Mexico. Condition is very good; both the tinwork nicho and the printed image show age, which, in this case, is very desirable. Size: 4 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide, including the tinwork art nicho. Price: $125.

 

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. Main photo. 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. Closeup photo of the saint's face. 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. Side view of the nicho.
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.

 

Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tin art mirror. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another view of the tin art mirror.
AJ-10: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The mirror is decorated with lovely tin flowers and leaves; the effect is stunning and very graceful.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a pair of very beautiful tinwork candleholders, Mexico, c. 1950's. Main photo. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a pair of very beautiful tinwork candleholders, Mexico, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of one tinwork candleholder. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a pair of very beautiful tinwork candleholders, Mexico, c. 1950's. Another closeup photo of part of one of the Mexican tinwork art candleholders. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a pair of very beautiful tinwork candleholders, Mexico, c. 1950's. Photo shot from above one candleholder, looking down.
AI-10: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a pair of very beautiful tinwork candleholders, Mexico, c. 1950's. The design of these candleholders is exceptionally clean and strong.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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.  Main photo of the front of the tinwork art retablo. 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.  Closeup photo of the Trinity painted on the tin retablo. 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.  Photo of the back side of the framed retablo painted on tin.
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.

 

Mexican vintage tin-work art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, c. early 20th century.  Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage tin-work art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, c. early 20th century.  Closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage tin-work art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, c. early 20th century.  Closeup photo of the angel at Our Lady's feet. Mexican vintage tin-work art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, c. early 20th century.  Photo of the back side of the tin retablo. Mexican vintage tin-work art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, c. early 20th century.  Another closeup photo of Our Lady's face. Mexican vintage tin-work art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, c. early 20th century.  Another closeup photo of the angel.
AG-8: Mexican vintage tin-work art, and Mexican vintage devotional art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, c. early 20th century. The image is very beautifully painted, and the faces of the Lady and the angel at her feet are serene and wonderful.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage tin-work art, a pair of tin candleholders with very fine stamping and bump-out work, Mexico, c. 1960's. Main photo. Mexican vintage tin-work art, a pair of tin candleholders with very fine stamping and bump-out work, Mexico, c. 1960's. Closeup photo of the stamping on one candleholder. Mexican vintage tin-work art, a pair of tin candleholders with very fine stamping and bump-out work, Mexico, c. 1960's. Photo of the work on the bottom of one candleholder. Mexican vintage tin-work art, a pair of tin candleholders with very fine stamping and bump-out work, Mexico, c. 1960's. Closeup photo of the work near the center of one candleholder.
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.

 

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. Main photo of the tin nicho and retablo. 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. Closeup photo of the Santo Nino on the retablo. 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. Closeup photo of the fine stamping on the tinwork-art (tin art) nicho.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. Another full view of the front of the tim-art nicho with the fine retablo of the Santo Nino de Atocha.
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!

 

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. Main photo of the Mexican tinwork-art (tin-art) mirror. 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. Another photo of the Mexican tin mirror. 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. Closeup photo of the top of the Mexican tin-art (tinwork-art) mirror. 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. A side view of the Mexican tinwork-art (tin-art) mirror. 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. Photo of the back side of the Mexican tin-art mirror.
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.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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. Main photo of the tinwork art retablo. 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. Closeup photo of the faces of St. Anthony and the Child Jesus on the tin retablo. 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. Photo of the back side of the tin retablo.
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.

 

Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork-art), a wonderful mirror from Oaxaca with beautiful floral decorations and fine stamping, c. 1950. Main photo of the mirror. Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork-art), a wonderful mirror from Oaxaca with beautiful floral decorations and fine stamping, c. 1950. Closeup photo showing the floral decorations. Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork-art), a wonderful mirror from Oaxaca with beautiful floral decorations and fine stamping, c. 1950. Another angle on the entire mirror. Mexican vintage tin art (tinwork-art), a wonderful mirror from Oaxaca with beautiful floral decorations and fine stamping, c. 1950. A photo showing the back side of the mirror.
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.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art and tinwork art, a beautiful tin art nicho with an old print of San Ysidro tending his cattle, c. 1930.  Main photo. Mexican vintage devotional art and tinwork art, a beautiful tin art nicho with an old print of San Ysidro tending his cattle, c. 1930.  Closeup of the picture inside of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art and tinwork art, a beautiful tin art nicho with an old print of San Ysidro tending his cattle, c. 1930.  Another closeup showing the decorations on the tin nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art and tinwork art, a beautiful tin art nicho with an old print of San Ysidro tending his cattle, c. 1930.  Photo of the back side of the tin nicho.
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.

 

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. Main photo. 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. A closeup photo 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. Another closeup photo. 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. Photo of back of the tinwork frame.
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.

 

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