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Byron Copper Pajarito Pedestal Votive Holder Small

Sale price$300.00

While working on a project in Guanajuato in 2020, we came across the Pajaritos pedestal and were immediately captivated by its charm. We started a conversation with the grandson of the original artisan Byron worked with and were able to refashion the Pajaritos into sconces. This piece is a faithful reproduction of the votive holder as Byron intended it, in its original size and shape. Crafted in copper, silver, and gold, these sconces showcase a rustic and imperfect finish that will develop a beautiful patina over time, adding to their allure.

13.5" x 18" H

12.5" W x 18" H

Dust periodically. 

Gene Byron, a Canadian-born artist, relocated to Guanajuato in the mid-1950s and began creating striking brutalist pieces. Her work gained widespread acclaim during the 1960s and 70s, and she continued to be celebrated until her passing in 1987.

The Gene Byron House Museum, originally a 17th-century silver and gold beneficiation hacienda, has evolved into a vibrant cultural center. Acquired and renovated by Gene Byron and her husband, Dr. Virgilio Fernández del Real, between 1960 and 1962, the property transitioned from their residence to an invaluable museum. Our Gene Byron pieces are estate-authorized reproductions of her original designs. 

Made in Guanajuato
Copper was known to the pre-Hispanic world, and was used for utensils, arrowheads, and protective gear. Today, it continues to be produced with amazing technique involving heat and hammering. Multiple finishes can be obtained with coatings and other techniques.

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