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Mexican Tinwork Art (Tin-Art)

 

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 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 devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Main photo of the Santo Nino de Atocha, seated on his chair. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the face of the Santo Nino. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. A view of the back side of the nicho.
BK-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a tin nicho with a lovely image of the Santo Nino de Atocha, c. 1930's. Legend has it that the Nino would leave the arms of his mother at night and would bring food and water to comfort miners deep in the silver mines of Zacatecas. The statue of Our Lady and her Santo Nino is in the church at Fresnillo, Zacatecas, and the image of the Santo Nino is highly venerated throughout Mexico and New Mexico. Size: 4 3/4 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $95.

 

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 devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. Main photo of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. Closeup view of the faces of St. Joseph and the child Jesus on the Mexican tin retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. Photo showing the back side of the Mexican tin retablo.
BI-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art retablo depicting St. Joseph with the child Jesus, c. 1920. The painting is very fine, and the figures are wonderfully peaceful and serene. The retablo has a beautiful patina, that comes with age. Condition is very good.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early to mid-20th century. Main photo of the tinwork art retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early to mid-20th century. Closeup photo of the faces of the retablo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early to mid-20th century. Photo showing the back side of the retablo.
BF-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very beautiful retablo painted on tin and depicting Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady Refuge of Sinners), c. early 20th century. This is an incredibly lovely piece of vintage Mexican devotional art! It is beautifully painted, and the colors are bright and unfaded. Condition is very good, given the age and devotional use of the piece. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 4 3/8 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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 devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's.  Main photo of the retablo painted on tin. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's.  Closeup photo showing the faces of the three figures of the Holy Trinity. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's.  Photo showing the back side of the tin retablo.
AW-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a very lovely retablo painted on tin showing the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), c. 1900-20's. The three figures are beautifully painted, and the faces are very wonderful and serene. Condition is very good, given the age and use of this piece of devotional art. Size: 10 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $675.

 

Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a very elegant and graceful tinwork art candlelabra, c. 1940's. Main view of the Mexican tinwork art candlelabra. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a very elegant and graceful tinwork art candlelabra, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the middle of the tinwork art candlelabra. Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a very elegant and graceful tinwork art candlelabra, c. 1940's. Photo showing the base of the Mexican tinwork art (tin art) candlelabra.
AV-6: Mexican vintage tinwork art (tin art), a very elegant and graceful tinwork art candlelabra, c. 1940's. The tinwork art candlelabra is beautifully made, and features 12 spherical pendants or decorations made of tin. Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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 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 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.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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 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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