We offer a plethora of hand-carved vintage treasures - you'll find Oaxacan figures, toys, vintage Mexicana bookends, Mayan mermaids, jewelry boxes and more.
Oaxacan Ferris Wheel
Wonderful vintage Oaxacan Toy Ferris Wheel. These wonderful toys are becoming obsolete in Oaxaca as the older toy makers are passing on. This vintage piece has lost all its wonderful bright aniline dyes, but its patina is beautiful. Crank still works as well. 11" tall, 4" wide and 10" deep.US (mainland) shipping/insurance is included.
Siesta Mexican Bookends
Charming Mexican Couple as siesta Mexicans. The collecting genre is called ‘Mexicana’ and this pair is rather unusual and not the more mass-produced ones from Old Mexico. The cactus backs measure 5" tall. Each 4" deep and 4" wide. US (mainland) shipping is included.
Vintage Flores Arias Box
This rare Arias box is from 1940’s Mexico City. Box measures 3-5/8" deep by 2-1/2" tall and 6-1/4" wide. Lid is buckling and there is some wood loss to one corner and cracks at bottom. Refer to photos. In fair to good vintage condition. Arias is featured in many books on Mexican bas relief carving. US (mainland) shipping/insurance is included.
Mexican Eagle Jewelry Box
Old wood, hand-carved Mexican jewelry box featuring national Mexican Eagle & Snake emblem on the lid. Box opens to reveal three trays lined in green plush fabric. One tray missing side wall. Box does not close properly, but displays well. Rare model, a charmer! As-is condition (please see Photos).
Box measures 3-1/4" tall, 10" wide and 6-1/2" deep. US (mainland) Shipping/Insurance is included in price.
Hand Carved Viejo
Wonderfully carved "Dance of the Viejo" figure done by the Pinal Studio. Carved signature on base. Figure is screwed into modernist base. All wood. In excellent vintage condition. Figure on base measures 9-1/2" tall, 3-1/2" wide and 5-1/2" deep. US (mainland) Shipping/Insurance is included in price.
Mexican Wood Cross
Symbols depicting the New Testament Story of Christ's death adorn this simple Folk Art wood cross from Mexico 19-1/2" Tall, 11-3/4' wide and 1" deep. Price includes US (Mainland) shipping/insurance.
Zeny Fuentes- Oaxacan Cow
Stunning large carving from San Martin Tilcajete. Oaxaca, done by one of the town's most famous artisans, Zenen (Zeny) Fuentes. This large cow is udderly :) fantastic. Measuring at 14" tall, 6" deep and 19" long. A beautiful larger example done in the 90's. Piece has some drysplitting at udder underneath. No bug damage. In very good vintage condition.Price includes US (mainland) shipping/insurance.
Carved San Pasqual
Carved modern santo from Mexico of the beloved San Pascual (Paschal Baylón). Patron saint of chefs and cooks, as well cat lovers. Santo measures 12" tall, 4-1/2 wide and 4-1/2 deep. Price includes US (mainland) shipping/insurance.
Old Mexican Batea
Beautiful 1940's Pyrography Batea depicts a potter bringing his wares into town for sale. A lovely rural Mexican scene painted with a few pigments colors and a Zapotec border on the outer edge. From the Collection od Donna McMenamin. In fair vintage condition (see Photos). Measures 15" in diameter Price includes Shipping and Insurance to Mainland US.
Siesta Mexicano Bookends
Pair of American made Mexicana Decor Sleeping Mexican Bookends. Most likely from the 40's, during the height of the "Mexicana" decor craze that dominated American homes in the Southwest and Southern California, there was numerous craft projects centered around the Siesta Mexican motif. 7" long, 6 1/2" tall and 2 3/4 deep. Set is a bit banged up and in fair vintage condition (please see photos). Price includes shipping (US mainland) and insurance only.
Mexican Bas Relief of Viejo on the Corner
Bas relief is done by Ramírez who was featured in Donna McMenamin's "Popular Arts of Mexico 1850-1950" book. Carving measures 7 1/2" by 9 3/4"Circa 1930-40's. In excellent Vintage condition. Price include Shipping (US mainland) and Insurance.
Mexican Bas Relief of Tlachiquero
Bas relief is done by Ramírez who was featured in Donna McMenamin's "Popular Arts of Mexico 1850-1950" book. Carving measures 7 1/2" by 9 3/4" In excellent Vintage condition. circa 1930-40's.
Price include Shipping (US mainland) and Insurance.
MFA Eronga Lacquer Dog Box.
Incredible MFA Eronga Lacquer Dog Box. The Artisan Co-op was founded by Tucson Couple Steve and Maureen Rosenthal. Along with Tarascan artisans , they created the most exquisite wood hand painted/lacquer finish furniture and art objects. I don’t believe the studio is in production anymore. Their two showrooms in Tucson closed many years back. This Perro is most likely a Xolo or Colima Dog. Box is 13” tall and 24” long. Price Includes Shipping Mainland US.
Hand Carved Cherub with Glass Eyes
Beutiful Hand Carved Cherub in prayer with Glass Eyes and Antique Finish. Carved in Mexico. Measures 10" tall, 8" wide and 4" deep. Price includes Shipping to Mainland US, Brown Eyed Beaut is in Very Good to Like New condition.
Oaxacan Bandstand Carving
Fabulous vintage piece from the Santiago Family, La Union Oaxaca, cheery, colorful musicians painted with Aniline dyes.
9" long, 10" wide, 11" tall
Pair of Brazilian Carvings
Jaguar & Pig, these adorable and lovingly detailed pieces are from the Guarani indigenous people of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, & Bolivia.
Jaguar - 13.5" long, 3" wide, 3.5" tall
Pig - 9" long, 7" wide, 5" tall
San Pedro- Vintage Hardwood
This detailed statue of San Pedro (St. Peter) is carved from an unidentified hardwood and is very heavy. Its origin is unknown to us. Excellent vintage condition.
15-1/2"H x 6-1/2"W x 4-1/2"D
Price includes shipping to mainland USA.
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