Very expressive La Unión carvings from Oaxaca, Vintage couple measures approximate 8" tall. Cane and shoulder bag removable. Excellent vintage condition, with some dye fading. US (mainland) shipping/insurance is included.
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.
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. circa1930-40'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
Striking Guerreo dance mask circa 1970-1980, crafted in polychrome wood.
10" tall, 11" wide, 6" deep.
Milagro Madonna, hand-carved
This lovely madonna is so much fun to gaze at! She's hand-carved, and wears vestments layered with embossed metal milagros. She's from Guanajuato, circa 1980-1990
13.5" tall, 10" wide, 3.5" deep
Mexican Laquer Dish done by Maestro
A beautiful, peaceful image of a vieja attending her cook pot on a bonfire under the stars is the enchantment of this Mexican laquerware from Patzcuaro, Michoacan.
Artist Mario Augustine Gaspar is a maestro in his artform, He uses real gold paint for the border/stars, and his delicate, scrolling brush style lends a tactile aliveness to the landscape, with shimmering details that bring the viewer a sense of both verisimilitude and the mystical.
*Note some tiny flaws on right & left side rim.
Price: $225 includes US mainland shipping/insurance
Apprx measurements: 14"L, 10.5"W, 3"D
African pull toy with hilarious scene of lion chasing salesman.
Wood and tin, partly made of recycled materials, age and exact locale unknown.
Apprx measurements: 12"L x 7"w x 23"H (height of pull wire)
**Note: For shipping we will need to bend the pull wire to fit the box. Purchaser can bend it back when received.
Price includes mainland U.S. shipping + insurance.
Retablo by Marie Romero Cash
A vibrant retablo on wood of St James by renowned New Mexico artist Marie Romero Cash.
Raised in Santa Fe by traditional hammered tin artists, Marie is a rare female santero ("saint maker") in a craft typically dominated by men. She is internationally beloved and has won multiple awards throughout her decades-long career.
Apprx measurements: 10.25"W x 12"H x .5" D
$160 (Price includes mainland U.S. shipping + insurance)
Siesta Mexican Bookends (California)
Rare and Charming Vintage California Siesta Bookends . 1940-50's.Painted wood and in excellent Vintage Condition, Would work perfectly with Rancho or Monterey Decor. Each measures 5,1/2" tall, 5,1/2"deep and 5,1/2" wide. Price includes Shipping to mainland US.
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