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Mexican Tinwork Art (Tin-Art)

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. Main photo of the exvoto. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the front of the exvoto. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the Blessed Virgen on the exvoto.
CK-5: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a wonderful exvoto painted on tin and in a beautiful wooden frame. c. 1930's. The scene of the exvoto expresses a man's gratitude upon being released from prison. The couple looks with gratitude at an image of the Blessed Virgin. Condition is good; the exvoto does show some age. Size: the exvoto within the frame is 6 3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide. With the frame, the piece is 11 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide. Price: $625.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork and glass nicho with a carved wooden image of Our Mother Mary, c. 1930's. Main photo of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork and glass nicho with a carved wooden image of Our Mother Mary, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the Madonna inside of the tinwork art nicho.
CI-7: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork and glass nicho with a carved wooden image of Our Mother Mary, c. 1930's. The tinwork art is excellent, and the Madonna is beautifully carved with her hands devoutly folded. The carved image is covered with gesso and then wonderfully painted. Condition is good. The stamping of the tinwork piece is exceptional! Size: the nicho is 16 1/4 inches high by 10 inches wide by 4 1/4 inches deep (front to back). The carved wooden Madonna is 7 inches tall by 3 3/4 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $495.

 

Mexican vintage devotional and folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting San Ysidro el Labrador, San Isidro patron saint of farmers, c. 1930's-1940's, or earlier. Main view of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional and folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting San Ysidro el Labrador, San Isidro patron saint of farmers, c. 1930's-1940's, or earlier. Closeup photo of San Ysidro. Mexican vintage devotional and folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting San Ysidro el Labrador, San Isidro patron saint of farmers, c. 1930's-1940's, or earlier. Photo showing the back of the retablo, with a description of the story of the saint attached.
CH-6: Mexican vintage devotional and folk art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting San Ysidro el Labrador, San Isidro patron saint of farmers, c. 1930's-1940's, or earlier. San Ysidro is shown floating above the ground, assisted by an angel sent from God, and with his oxen and plow. The legend has it the San Ysidro was very devout and gave generously to the poor, but had to work so hard to feed everyone that he could not attend Sunday Mass. God sent an angel to help speed up San Ysidro's labors. Condition is good, given the age of the piece. It shows the usual and expected wear. Size: 13 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting the Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother), c. 1930. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting the Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother), c. 1930. Closeup photo of our Lady's face.
CG-3: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin, depicting the Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother), c. 1930. Our Lady of Sorrows is beautifully painted, and she is surrounded by symbols of Her Son's death by crucifixion: a cock crowing, the whip used to scourge Christ, nails. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. The retablo is framed with a simple wooden frame. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide, including the frame. Price: $1000.

 

Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Main photo of the retablo on copper. Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Closeup photo of the front of the retablo. Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Photo showing a corner of the handmade wooden frame.

Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. Photo showing the back side of the copper retablo and frame.
CD-4: Mexican colonial devotional art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. The artwork is masterful, and the faces of St. Anthony and the Child are beautiful and serene! The woodwork of the handmade frame is wonderful; it could be original to the age of the retablo, or perhaps it was made to house the retablo sometime later. This is a treasure of Mexican colonial art, and certainly by a master. Condition is excellent. Size: 15 1/2 inches wide by 17 inches high, including the frame. The retablo itself is 6 3/4 inches wide by 9 inches high. Price: $2600

 

BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Main photo of the piece. BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Closeup photo showing the glass spheres decorating the tinwork art candlelabra. BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Photo looking down at the top of the candlelabra.
BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The candlelabra is extremely elegant! Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $185.

 

Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Main photo of the tinwork-art mirror from Oaxaca. Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Side view of the mirror. Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's.  Photo showing the detail of the tinwork.
BT-5: Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. The tinwork is excellent, and the overall effect of the colors and floral designs are spectacular. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 101/4 inches wide. Price: $75.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork- art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900.  Main photo of the front of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork- art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900.  A closeup photo showing the upper part of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork- art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900.  A closeup photo showing the face of the angel.
BS-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900. The retablo, painted on tin, is beautifully done, and the colors remain very vibrant. The tinwork-art frame is extremely rare and fine. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 12 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide, including the tinwork art frame. Price: $1200.

 

Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the tinwork art mirror. Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the top part of the mirror. Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another full view of the tinwork art mirror.
BR-2: Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The tinwork art mirror has a wonderful undulating form, and it is wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 12 3/4 inches high by 10 1/4 inches wide. Price: $150.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Main photo of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Closeup of Our Lady of Guadalupe, inside of the nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the nicho.
BP-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. The Lady looks down very lovingly, and she is surrounded by wonderful stamped flowers and circles. Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art nicho with a beautiful picture of the Crucified Christ, c. 1930. Main photo of the front of the tinwork art nicho. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art nicho with a beautiful picture of the Crucified Christ, c. 1930. Closeup photo of the main part of the tinwork art nicho.
BA-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art nicho with a beautiful picture of the Crucified Christ, c. 1930. The stamping of the tin nicho is very fine, and the picture is framed with a lovely border of inverted painted glass. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican devotional art! Condition is very good. Size: 13 34 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide. Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror with exquisite tin bump-out's aroung the circular mirror, c. 1940's. Main photo of the mirror. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror with exquisite tin bump-out's aroung the circular mirror, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the tinwork bump-out's. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a beautiful tinwork art mirror with exquisite tin bump-out's aroung the circular mirror, c. 1940's. Photo of the back side of the tin art mirror.
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.

 

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. Main photo of the tin art mirror. 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. Closeup photo of the stamping on one edge of the tin art mirror. 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. Another closeup photo of an edge of the tin art mirror. 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. Photo showing the back side of the tinwork art mirror.
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.

 

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. Main photo of the tin art mirror. 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. Closeup photo of the top of the tinwork art mirror. 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. Another photo of the tin art mirror. 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. Photo showing the back side of the tin art mirror.
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.

 

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 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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