Ex-Votos
Southwest Antiques
Dick and Veronika Coffin

505-465-2105
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DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: N.S. de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe
ORIGIN:  Mexico
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 15 3/8 X 11 1/2 inches, larger than normal.
AGE: Dated 15 March 1940
CONDITION: Good, some paint loss in various spots.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Being ill, Casales Cedillo appealed to Our Lady of Guadalupe with all her heart, and for the miracle she dedicates this retalbo.
E593B    $200

DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos
ORIGIN:  Mexico
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 14 X 10 inches
AGE: Dated 2 february 1966
CONDITION: Excellent
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I give infinite thanks to Our Lady of San Juan for having saved me in an operation.  Carmen Rodirguez.  Another name appears which is probably the painter, Nicolas Ledesma.
E644     $150
DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: Santisima Virgen del Hospital
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 10 X 14 inches
AGE: Dated 1 May 1901
CONDITION: Good, no rust.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:  Senora Fajima, on the 1st of May 1901 having a grave sickness and after receiving his health presents this retablo to the Most Holy Virgin of the Hospital.
The Virgin in this photo was under painted in silver color giving her a ghost like appearance.
E647     SOLD


DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: Maria, True Mother
ORIGIN:  Mexico
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 7 X 102 inches
AGE: Undated, probably early 1900's.
CONDITION: Poor.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This ex-voto does not explain what the prayer request is about.  It only shows a woman praying to The Madonna Mary.  Of special interest is that the painter was probably the same person making the prayer request as the writing is not consistant with what a village painter of ex-votos would produce.  The painter was possibly dyslectic because some of the writing is backward and distorted.  The actual translation of the ex-voto is difficult to understand, but is actuallity it translates as "Maria, True Mother, Most Holy Blood"        (no number)    SOLD

DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: Most Holy Virgin of San Juan
ORIGIN:  Mexico
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 11.5 X 6.5 inches
AGE: Dated 15 November 1960
CONDITION: Very Good.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I give thanks to the Most Holy Virgin of San Juan because she set me free of an operation when the doctors told us I needed an operation . . .after the doctors said I need an operation the Virgin liberated me, that is why I give thanks to the Virgin and her Holy Son.
Anselma Moreno, 15 November 1960    
E656       $125    
DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: Nino de Atocha
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 9 5/8 x 12 inches
AGE: Undated, probably late 1800's to early 1900's.
CONDITION: Painting is great, but several nail holes around the outside area..
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
This painting looks like a retablo, but it was originally an ex-voto. Someone cut the writing off of the bottom for an unknown reason.
I suspect that it was cut because large retablos of Santo Nino de Atocha are very expensive, and the cutter hoped to get more money.  Anyway, retablo or ex-voto, this piece is a very nice painting.  The several nail holes do detract from the quality of the piece, but not from the painting. 
E706   $375


DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: San Judas Tadeo, Saint Jude
ORIGIN:  Mexico
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 5.25 X 7.5 inches
AGE: Dasted 1956
CONDITION: Very Good
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quino Antonio gives thanks to God because the intercession of St. Jude gave him his freedom after three days (of prayer) while he was in secret arrest in Guadalajara for four months.
E696     $150
DEVOTIONAL SUBJECT: Virgin of Guadalupe
ORIGIN:  Mexico
MATERIAL: Oil on tin.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: 10.5 X 20 inches.  A VERY LARGE EX-VOTO.
AGE: Un-dated., but the photo indicates that it was taken in the 1920's. 
CONDITION: Very Good.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: C.E. and M. gives thanks to the little Virgin of Guadalupe for having saved her in two operation for the last stages of pulmonary tuberculosis.
E593a     $275