POCAS COSAS

The Finest in Mexican and Native American Arts
and Antiques

 

NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful tree-of-life featuring the figures of Adam and Eve, most likely from the village of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.
DI-1: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful tree-of-life featuring the figures of Adam and Eve, most likely from the village of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The tree is wonderful in its naive simplicity! This is great Mexican vintage folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/4 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $200.
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Mexican classic textiles and Saltillo serapes (sarapes), a beautiful classic Saltillo serape with an indigo blue background and yarns of black, white, red, and magenta, c. 1890.

Mexican classic textiles and Saltillo serapes (sarapes), a beautiful classic Saltillo serape with an indigo blue background and yarns of black, white, red, and magenta, c. 1890. The weave is extremely fine and tight; this is a rare and very wonderful classic textile!
DI-2: Mexican classic textiles and Saltillo serapes (sarapes), a beautiful classic aggregate-diamond Saltillo serape with an indigo blue background and yarns of black, white, red, and magenta, c. 1890. The weave is extremely fine and tight; this is a rare and very wonderful classic textile! The central aggregate (composed of four separate diamonds) medallion is spectacular, and the piece has a wonderful side border and lovely stripes at the ends. Condition is very good. Size: 78 1/2 inches long by 45 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with an avocado- green background and phenomenal artwork featuring a wonderful floral decorations with a tropical bird in the center, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with an avocado- green background and phenomenal artwork featuring a wonderful floral decorations with a tropical bird in the center, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. This is a very beautiful piece of vintage Mexican burnished pottery! Closeup photo of the tropical bird.
DI-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with an avocado-green background and phenomenal artwork featuring wonderful floral decorations with a tropical bird in the center, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. This is a very beautiful piece of vintage Mexican burnished pottery! Condition is very good. Size: 15 inches diameter. Price: $1200.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Ocumicho pottery scene of a lively rodeo, complete with a bull-rider, musicians and fans, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1980's.
DI-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful Ocumicho pottery scene of a lively rodeo, complete with a bull-rider, musicians, and fans, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1980's. The scene is full of vitality and life! There are two wonderful devils on either side of the band. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $155.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery figures, a caballero and his chica, very well-done and realistic, the famous  Panduro family, c. 1930's.
DI-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery figures, a Caballero and his Chica, very well-done and realistic, by the famous Panduro family, c. 1930's. The figures are so well-done and life-like! They can be used as book-ends, or put together to create a wonderful Mexican couple. Condition of both is very good. Size: the Caballero is 10 3/4 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide, by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). The lovely Chica is 9 3/4 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo (background of fine cross-hatching resembling a straw mat, or petate, in Spanish), not signed but very possibly from the famous Lucano workshop, Tonala, c. 1930's.
DI-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo (background of fine cross-hatching resembling a straw mat, or petate, in Spanish), not signed but very possibly from the famous Lucano workshop, Tonala, c. 1930's.The petatillo background is very finely executed, and the geometric Aztec designs are precise and very well-done. The vase has beautiful glazing, and the color combinations are wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 4 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $225.
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Native American Indian antique baskets, and Yokuts baskets, a very fine Yokuts basket with a fine gap-stitch weave and lovely geometric diamonds, Central California, c. 1920.
DI-7: Native American Indian antique baskets, and Yokuts baskets, a very beautiful Yokuts basket with a fine gap-stitch weave and lovely geometric diamonds, Central California, c. 1920. The basket is made from willow, marsh grasses, and redbud. It is very lovely! Condition is very good, especially given the age of the basket. Size: 6 3/4 inches high by 12 inches diameter. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful tree-of-life decorated with lovely flowers and birds, attributed to the great Aurelio Flores, c. 1940's.
DI-8: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful tree-of-life decorated with lovely flowers and birds, attributed to the great Aurelio Flores, c. 1940's. The tree has a wonderful patina, and the colors and decorations are spectacular. This piece is a discerning collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 19 inches high by 16 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is 6 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian antique baskets, a Tlingit hand-blown glass bottle with wonderful weaving around it, c. 1900.
DI-9: Native American Indian antique baskets, a Tlingit hand-blown glass bottle with wonderful weaving around it, c. 1900. The very tight weave is composed of cedar and maiden-hair fern, with a pattern of bands embroidered with bear grass. This pattern of false embroidery is known as "waves." Condition is good, especially given the age of the piece. There are areas of damage, as shown in a photo. Nevertheless, this is a highly collectible museum-quality piece of Native American basketry. Size: 8 inches high by c. 4 inches wide. Price: $299.
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Naative American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni bracelet with the figures of two Rainbow Men with turquois, mother-of-pearl, coral, and jet stones, New Mexico, c. 1940's.

Naative American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni bracelet with the figures of two Rainbow Men with turquois, mother-of-pearl, coral, and jet stones, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork and lapidary work are extremely fine. A side view of the Zuni bracelet.
DI-10: Native American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni bracelet with the figures of two Rainbow Men with turquoise, mother-of-pearl, coral, and jet stones, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork and lapidary work are extremely fine. The bracelet is signed on the back with the artist's stamp. Condition is very good. Size: the two Rainbow Men are 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/16 inches wide. The bracelet itself is
2 1/2 inches wide, with the opening for the wrist of 1 inch. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's.
DI-11: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's. The tiger is beautifully carved and, with his mouth full of teeth, he is indeed fierce. This is great folk art by a true master! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long, including the tail, by 5 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful pottery pitcher with a wonderful apple-green background glaze and excellent artwork, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful pottery pitcher with a wonderful apple-green background glaze and excellent artwork, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features a dashing charro and his beautiful senorita. Picture of the caballero.
DI-12: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful pottery pitcher with a wonderful apple-green background glaze and excellent artwork, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features a dashing Charro mounted on his great horse, and his beautiful senorita. This is truly a collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is 5 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $625.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful pottery water bottle with a lovely geometric
DI-13: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful pottery water jar with a wonderful geometric Aztec design, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940. The artwork is very crisp and precise, and there is a petatillo background (fine cross-hatching, resembling a straw mat, or petate, in Spanish) surrounding the design elements. Condition is very good. Size: . Price: $350.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful petatillo (fine cross-hatching in the background, resembling a straw mat or petate in Spanish) pottery piece with incredible artwork throughout, by the famous Balbino Lucano of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.
DH-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful petatillo (fine cross-hatching in the background, resembling a straw mat or petate in Spanish) pottery piece with incredible artwork throughout, by the famous Balbino Lucano of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. The artwork features lovely winged birds, donkeys, and goats. This piece is simply spectacular! Balbino Lucano was one of the first potters to use a petatillo background in the 1930's. The piece is signed by Lucano on the back. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches diameter, not including the handle, by 2 inches high. Price: $675.
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Guatemalan textiles and serapes, a beautiful textile woven of fine red and black wool, with images of children, quetzales, and flowers, Guatemala, c. 1960.
DH-2: Guatemalan textiles and serapes, a beautiful textile woven of fine red and black wool, with images of children, quetzales, and flowers, Guatemala, c. 1960. This piece is very finely woven, and the red and black colors are crisp and unfaded. Condition is very good. Size: 68 inches long by 52 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, an Ocumicho pottery sculpture piece depicting the Last Supper, with a Christ figure at one end of the table, and thirteen (13?) apostles at a table preparing to eat a meal with fish and bread, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's.

Mexican vintage folk art, an Ocumicho pottery sculpture piece depicting the Last Supper, with a Christ figure at one end of the table, and thirteen (13?) apostles at a table preparing to eat a meal with fish and bread, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The apostles all appear to be Day-of-the-Dead figures. A side view of the piece.
DH-3: Mexican vintage folk art, an Ocumicho pottery sculpture piece depicting the Last Supper, with a Christ figure at one end of the table, and thirteen (13?) apostles at a table preparing to eat a meal with fish and bread, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The apostles all appear to be Day-of-the-Dead figures. Ocumicho artists create wonderful pottery pieces which often depict devils tempting humans in a great struggle. They are continually celebrating the cycle of life and death in their highly creative folk art. This piece is an older traditional piece, with colors more gentle and muted than modern pottery from Ocumicho. Condition is good, especially given the age and fragility of the piece. Size: 21 inches wide by 7 inches high. Price: $599.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles, rugs, and blankets, a beautiful Navajo woven wool double saddle blanket, the beautiful colors and designs, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's.
DH-4: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles, rugs, and blankets, a beautiful Navajo woven-wool double saddle blanket, with beautiful colors and designs, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's. The Navajo saddle blanket is very finely woven, and the color combinations are stunning! Condition is very good, and colors are bright and unfaded. Size: 59 inches long by 30 inches wide. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting the Nativity and the visit of the three kings bearing gifts, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's.
DH-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting the Nativity and the visit of the three kings bearing gifts, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950's. A mischievous devil is trying to distract everyone with his antics. The Tarascan Indians of Ocumicho create folk art in which devil are often depicted. They are mocking and playful, and yet pious. Condition is fairly good, espcially given the age and fragility of these pottery pieces; there some areas on the back which have been carefully glued and do not detract from this marvelous piece. Please, buy it that way. Size: 13 1/2 inches wide by 14 inches high. Price: $345.
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Mexican tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art mirror with tin scalloping all around it, c. 1930's.
DH-6: Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art mirror with tin scalloping all around it, c. 1930's. The mirror is made so that it can be hung upright or sideways. The tinwork art mirror is very elegant and beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/16 inches high by 13 1/16 inches wide. Price: $199.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful burnished charger with fine floral artwork against a lovely beige background, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
DH-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful burnished charger with fine floral artwork against a lovely beige background, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The floral decorations are stunning, and the color combinations are incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo-style serapes (sarapes), a very fine Saltillo serape runner with beautiful color combinations and a wonderful silk center medallion, c. 1930's.
DH-8: Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo-style serapes (sarapes), a very fine Saltillo serape runner with beautiful color combinations and a wonderful silk center medallion, c. 1930's. The predominant color is a beautiful burgundy, and the wool is very tightly woven. Condition is very good, and the fringe is intact at both ends of the serape. Size: 40 inches long, not including the fringe, by 19 1/4 inches wide. Price: $185.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo sterling silver bracelet decorated with a wonderful spider with beautiful amethyst, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's.
DH-9: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo sterling silver bracelet, decorated with a wonderful spider with beautiful amethyst, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's. The silverwork is exceptional, and the amethyst stone is of top quality. This is a lovely and very fun piece! Condition is very good. Size: the spider decorating the bracelet is 1 inch high by 1 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. The bracelet itself is 2 1/4 inches wide with an opening for the wrist of 1 1/4 inches. Price: $250.
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Wounaan Amazon Rain Forest woven basket decorated with wonderful butterflies and birds, Amazon Rain Forest, Panama, South America.

Wounaan Amizon Rain Forest woven basket decorated with wonderful butterflies and birde, Amazon Rain Forest, Panama, South America.
DH-10: Wounaan Amazon Rain Forest woven basket decorated with wonderful butterflies and birds, Amazon Rain Forest, Panama, South America. The weave is incredibly fine and tight, and the decorations are very beautiful! This is truly a treasure of South American Indigenous art. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $925.
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Native American Indian textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a wonderful Navajo rug with natural wools in cream and black, and aniline-dyed turquoise and red, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's.
DH-11: Native American Indian textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a wonderful Navajo rug with natural wools in cream and black, and aniline-dyed turquoise and red, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The textile is visually very stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 38 inches long by 21 1/2 inches wide. Price: $299.
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Native American Indian vintage jewelry, and Navajo vintage jewelry, a lovely three-strand necklace of turquoise and heishi, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's.

Native American Indian vintage jewelry, and Navajo vintage jewelry, a lovely three-strand necklace of turquoise and heishi, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The combination of very fine turquoise and heishi is visually wonderful. Closeup photo of a part of the necklace.
DH-12: Native American Indian vintage jewelry, and Navajo vintage jewelry, a lovely three-strand necklace of turquoise and heishi, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The combination of very fine turquoise and heishi is visually wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 23 3/4 inches long. Price: $295.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful petatillo (with a cross-hatching background resembling a straw mat, or petate, in Spanish) charger with very fine artwork and a colorful and very beautiful border, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.
DH-13: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful petatillo (with a cross-hatching background resembling a straw mat, or petate, in Spanish) charger with very fine artwork and a colorful and very beautiful border, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. Colors are vivid and wonderful, and the artwork is exceptional! Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $325.
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