POCAS COSAS

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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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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. Price: $200.
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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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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery tree-of-life with vibrant colors and featuring a wonderful butterfly near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's.
DG-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery tree-of-life with vibrant colors and featuring a wonderful butterfly near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. The tree-of-life is beautifully made and decorated. Condition is very good. Size: 8 3/4 inches high by 8 inches wide, and the circular base is 3 1/16 inches diameter. Price: $135.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver bracelet decorated with lovely coral, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's.
DG-2: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver bracelet decorated with lovely coral, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's. The coral has wonderful color, and lovely silver spheres separate each bezel. The bracelet is signed "Ortiz". Condition is very good. Size: 1 /2 inches high by 2 3/8 inches wide, with an opening for the wrist of 1 inch. Price: $245.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of dangling Taxco silver earrings with a very graceful and elegant design. Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of dangling Taxco silver earrings with a very graceful and elegant design. Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the earrings are extremely fine. A photo of one of the Taxco silver jewelry earrings.
DG-3: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of dangling Taxco silver earrings with a very graceful and elegant design. Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the earrings are extremely fine. Condition is very good. Size: 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved bulto (statue) depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1930.
DG-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved bulto (statue) depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1930. The saint is known for her choice not to marry, and for her dedication to the care of the sick and dying. With her own funds she built a hospital, where she died at the young age of 26. She is the patron saint of nurses. Condition is good, given the age of the piece: the paint and gesso show wear, and one side of the bulto is charred, as seen in the photographs, perhaps from being too close to a candle. Nevertheless, she is beautiful and serene, and has a wonderful aura and patina. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a wonderful sterling silver broach or pin depicting a graceful and very dramatic snake, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's.

Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a wonderful sterling silver broach or pin depicting a graceful and very dramatic snake, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's. The silverwork and lovely stamping are excellent.
DG-5: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a wonderful sterling silver broach or pin depicting a graceful and very dramatic snake, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's. The silverwork and lovely stamping are excellent. It is signed on the back "CZH". Condition is very good. Size: 2 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part, by 2 1/16 inches high. Price: $175.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and whimsical pottery truck with happy people in the cab and wonderful animals in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and whimsical pottery truck with happy people in the cab and wonderful animals in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940's.
DG-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and whimsical pottery truck with happy people in the cab and wonderful animals in the back, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940's. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art, and is an older piece of pottery from Ocumicho. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 12 inches long by 5 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high. Price: $495.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful burnished charger with lovely decorations, featuring a graceful and lovely protea, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DG-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful burnished charger with lovely decorations, featuring a graceful and lovely protea, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The colors and very lovely, with a simple black against a muted beige field. The overall effect is stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 14 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $300.
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Mexican vintage pottery  and ceramics, a stunningly beautiful Tonala burnished globe vase with incredibly fine artwork decoration, Tonala, c. 1930.

Mexican vintage pottery  and ceramics, a stunningly beautiful Tonala burnished globe vase with incredibly fine artwork decoration, Tonala, c. 1930. The artwork features a wonderful egret amidst floral decorations.

Mexican vintage pottery  and ceramics, a stunningly beautiful Tonala burnished globe vase with incredibly fine artwork decoration, Tonala, c. 1930. The artwork features a wonderful egret amidst floral decorations. Another side of the vase.
DG-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunningly beautiful Tonala burnished globe vase with incredibly fine artwork decoration, Tonala, c. 1930. The artwork features a wonderful egret amidst floral decorations. This is a spectacular piece of Mexican vintage pottery! Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 11 1/2 inches diameter at the widest part. Price: $2999.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely glazed statue of a Mexican gentleman relaxing and peering over the edge of his wonderful serape (sarape), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940.
DG-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely glazed statue of a Mexican gentleman relaxing and peering over the edge of his wonderful serape (sarape), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940. The glazing is incredibly colorful and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $199.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
DG-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This regal beast is indeed a "Mexican Lion King." Manuel Jimenez is the father of folk art woodcarving in Oaxaca. Condition is very good and colors are vibrant and unfaded. Size: 5 inches high by 10 1/2 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $450.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely and colorful tree-of-life attributed to the famous Castillo family, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's.
DF-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely and colorful tree-of-life attributed to the famous Castillo family, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. The tree is beautifully decorated and features a wonderful bird near the base. Condition is very good, and colors are vibrant and fresh. Size: 10 1/16 inches high by 6 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back near the base. Price: $125.
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Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes (sarapes), a beautiful woven textile featuring the symbols of the Mexican flag, with wonderful color combinations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.
DF-2: Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes (sarapes), a beautiful woven textile featuring the symbols of the Mexican flag, with wonderful color combinations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The depiction of the Mexican eagle with a snake in its mouth is very dramatic. Condition is very good; there is one small stain, about the size of a dime. Size: 78 inches long by 59 1/2 inches wide. The textile is woven in two panels which are then carefully sewn together.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a very beautiful Navajo bracelet with exquisite silverwork and a wonderul turquoise stone (very possibly blue gem), Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's.

Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a very beautiful Navajo bracelet with exquisite silverwork and a wonderul turquoise stone (very possibly blue gem), Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The silverwork is extremely intricate and beautiful, and the turquoise stone is simply incredible. A side view of the bracelet.
DF-3: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a very beautiful Navajo bracelet with exquisite silverwork and a wonderul turquoise stone (very possibly blue gem), Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The silverwork is extremely intricate and beautiful, and the turquoise stone is simply incredible. This is a treasure of vintage Navajo jewelry! Condition is very good. Size: 2 1/2 inches wide by 3/4 inches high at the stone. The opening for the wrist is 1 1/8 inches. Price: $850.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca, c. 1970's.
DF-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's. The leopard is wonderfully carved and is very alert in appearance. Quirino is well-known for his carved wooden animals. Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/16 inches high by 3 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $85.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with fine and very wonderful artwork, signed Santos Lucano (a nephew of the very famous Balbino Lucano), San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 2006.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with fine and very wonderful artwork, signed Santos Lucano (a nephew of the very famous Balbino Lucano), San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 2006. The scene decorating the charger is charming. Closeup photo of the front of the charger.
DF-5: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with fine and very wonderful artwork, signed Santos Lucano (a nephew of the very famous Balbino Lucano), San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 2006. The scene decorating the charger is charming. Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches diameter. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful and very elegant pair of Taxco silver dangling earrings with a wonderful design and shape, and very good silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful and very elegant pair of Taxco silver dangling earrings with a wonderful design and shape, and very good silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. The dangling earrings have the shape of cascading half-moons. They are extremely lovely. Closeup photo of one earring.
DF-6: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful and very elegant pair of Taxco silver dangling earrings with a wonderful design and shape, and very good silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. The dangling earrings have the shape of cascading half-moons. They are extremely lovely. Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches, at the widest part. Price: $165.
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