18th Century Santa Muerte Figure A782

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Santa Muerte Figure from the 18th Century, this one made of wood, crowned, holding a scythe, foot on the globe with articulated arms. Price on request. Santa Muerte is a folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. She is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife. This saint also figures heavily ...

Mexican Poncherias (pair) M663

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Have to be experienced to be believed! Pair of Mexican poncherias, each with six punch cups with their own spikey lids. Made to look like a pineapple on steroids! 1960s. Probably Hilario Alejos Madrigal. Each measures 32"high and 24" diameter. One of Mexico's most respected contemporary folk artists, Hilario Alejos Madrigal and his wife live and ...

Los Castillo Mayan Face Mask Stone Encrusted M614

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This extraordinary Mexican artifact is from the 1950s during what is often considered the golden ageof design and production at the Los Castillo workshop. Unique, most probably a one-off. This piece has a silver plaque on its a rosewood base. The blue and green malachite enhanced with mother of pearl would be impossible to duplicate ...

Herón Martínez Mendoza Black Ware Serpent Headed Candelabros Pair M609

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Herón Martínez Mendoza, the famed Acatlán ceramist, created this pair of black serpent headed candelabros. His black ware is quite rare, and very prized, as is all his work in its different phases. A giant in his field. Some chips and a surprisingly hard-to-spot repair with black electrical tape on one of the sockets, a brilliant ...

Ocumicho Diablito (Little Devil) by Teodoro Martinez Benito M610

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Teodoro Martinez Benito is one of only two artists from Ocumicho profiled in "A Potter's Mexico" by Irwin Whitaker and Emily Whitaker (1978).  It's easy to see why, out of a town full of celebrated artisans, he was selected. This diablito is superb, and at 22.5" really spectacular. Price on request. Mexican Folk Art Devils from Ocumicho Mexican ...

Folk Art Retablo A636

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Hand carved polychrome New Mexican retablo, with the Eye of Providence (or "the all-seeing eye of God") on the front. Adorned on the inside with iconic images, and inscribed "Obsequio de mi madre": Translation, gift from my mother. Retablo measures 28" tall x  14 1/2" wide x 9" deep. Call for pricing.

Salvador Corona Folk Art Box M586

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Bullfighter turned folk artist Salvador Corona (1895-1990) achieved considerable renown not only as a painter but also for these exquisite boxes depicting an 18th century Spanish Colonial paradise of his own imagining. They spawned an industry, but none of his successors succeeded in duplicating the inventive imagination and sheer life of his originals.  Close in ...

Jorge B. Murillo Watercolor: Xochimilco, the Floating Gardens P721

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One of the most magical environments in Mexico is the system of lakes and canals that are all that remain of the Aztecs' astonishing feat of engineering and agricultural innovation around their ancient capital. A truly charming scene dear to the Mexican soul. Note the  flowers in the little boats being harvested and taken to ...