Announcement Always fresh and delightful artifacts that bring art & history to life. Specialists in significant devotional items.
Always fresh and delightful artifacts that bring art & history to life. Specialists in significant devotional items.
Hold for Anna: Antique Santos of St. Isadore the Farmer, circa 1800, Folk Art Carving
$225.00 FREE shipping
joeymistler on Jul 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
Quality and quick delivery. 000000
terryaaca on Jul 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great item, great seller-sets the example for great customer service. Thanks, Terry
Donna on Jun 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Fabulous pieces! Packed safe & sound, arrived quickly. Shop owner was so wonderful to work with-thank you again!
chris on Jun 7, 20215 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Corpus of Jesus carving with a lot of character! A real gem. Pictures didn't do it justice. Absolutely love it. Can't say enough good things. Fast delivery. Highly recommended seller. Thanks!
marqloza on Mar 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
The item was just as described/ seen in the pictures. Aside from the markings of age, it was in perfect, solid condition. The shop owner provided additional information about the piece on request. I will enjoy having this piece for many years to come!
Patrick on Aug 28, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful item! Seller really went the extra mile with my order. Am a very pleased customer.
William on Aug 19, 20205 out of 5 stars
San Jose made his way to Canada safely and soundly. I am most grateful for your assist. In the meantime he seems to have improved in facial detail and size. I love this addition to my figures from Mexico and will keep my eyes to your future offerings, Many thanks, Wm.
Collector of figurines since childhood, world traveler, and baseball history artist.
I've been collecting tribal art and ethnographic carvings for years. Recently, my interest focused in on antique and vintage Santos from the Spanish Colonial diaspora, especially the Philippines. I thought Etsy would be a good place to share some of this collection and have been pleased with the connections that I have made so far.
This is my motto:
"Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting Santos figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued."
My primary business has to do with vintage baseball history. I've come up with a an art form that was inspired by the baseball cards of my youth. I've created my own series and have found quite the following for them on eBay. Learn more on my website: http://helmarbrewing.com/
With both the vintage carvings and the baseball cards, I am drawn to the human touch, to the wear and tear of handling and use. Objects and humans rubbing off on each other....
Don't hesitate to contact me for more information on my shop or other interests! Thank you for stopping by!
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