Mexican Tinwork Art (Tin-Art)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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-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. Condition is good; there is some paint loss, due to the age of this piece, but the central images are fine and intact. Size: 10 inches high by 7 1/4 inches wide. Price: $525.
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). 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 10, 2015