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Mexican Folk Art Candelario Medrano Painted Clay Boat

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Start price: $150

Estimated price: $300 - $500

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

A tall ark comes with 11 figures and has an open lower deck, a tall enclosed deck, and flags at the top of chimney stacks. Size 16 1/2" W x 19" H.

Candelario Medrano 1918-1986 was a famous ceramicist, glass worker, and potter who was the adopted son of Julian Acero a celebrated folk artist. Candelario spend his early life making banks and whistles similar to those of his adoptive father. At the start of the 1960s he became close to Jorge Wilmot who helped foster his expansion into the larger structures he would become famous for including arks, apartment buildings, and much more.

ex-Oregon private collection, ex-Lodi Gallery, Pasadena

Condition: Repairs and restoration including both roof supports broken and reattached, overpainting and other flaws. As-is condition.