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Gold Leafed Lacquerware Gourd by Francisco Coronel Francisco "Chico" Colonel

Price: $1,950.00
 
Origin: Olinala, Guerrero
Artist: Francisco "Chico" Coronel
Material: gourd, gold leaf, paint, aje and chia oil
Dimensions: 37in x 19in x 19in

Gold leaf and silver leaf lacquerware pieces were made in pre-Columbian times to pay tribute. As a result these men were called "los doradores"(the gilders). Francisco Coronel has revived this technique and inspired many other lacquerware artisans to do the same. The gourd is gold leafed with stylized birds and floral motifs handpainted overall. Inside the gourd is painted black. Coronel is considered one of the Grand Masters of Mexican Folk Art and like so many of the Grand Masters, he began to learn his trade at the age of 7. Signed by the artist. Dated 2008. "Chico" Coronel has a piece in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II.


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