Very few Historic Enconchado Retablos exist today, Mostly today in the Museums of Mexico. This techinique was done 1600's and 1700's only and its origins may be Asian instead of European. Made with inlayed Mother of Pearl Sea Shells..
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Enconchado Retablo
Inlayed with Mother of Pearl and Gesso Relief
9" x 15"
Nuesra Senora de la Candelaria Enconchado Retablo
14" x 22"
$Sold Purchased by the Spanish Colonial Arts Museum 2013
Framed Chop Marked 8 Reale
King Carolinus 1806.
Photos of other chopped marked Coins from our collection
Currency of the Spanish Pacific Fleet and USA until 1857
Same size and weight as the silver dollar.
Very unique and rare.
12" x 12"
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