Large early-20th-century Mexican coconut bank with animals, foliate motifs and several figures surrounded by deeply carved inscriptions. Inscribed: 'Un Recurdo, Viva Mexico.' Deep carving and high relief with good surface patina.
After years of travel, stints in architectural design, and a decade of compulsive collecting, James Eddy founded Colonial Arts as a cyber enterprise in 1998. Housed today in a historic brick-and-timber building in the San Francisco Design Center, the gallery focuses on high-quality Spanish Colonial and folk art from Spain and the Americas, sensational Continental furniture, tribal art, period silver, textiles, jewelry, and an impressive assortment of reference materials.