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 sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of sterling silver and tortise shell earrings decorated with an Aztec image, possilby a lizard, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of sterling silver and tortise shell earrings decorated with an Aztec image, possilbe a lizzard, Taxco, c. 1940's. The combination of silver and tortise shell is wonderful.
CV-1: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of sterling silver and tortise shell earrings decorated with an Aztec image, possilby a lizard, Taxco, c. 1940's. The combination of silver and tortise shell is wonderful. The earrings are very graceful and elegant! Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/16 inches wide by 3/4 inches high. Price: $150.
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Native American Indian baskets, a beautiful twined Tlingit basket, spruce root and maiden fern stems, embellished with a pattern of false embroidery, Alaska, c. 1910.
CV-2: Native American Indian baskets, a beautiful twined Tlingit basket, spruce root and maiden fern stems, embellished with a pattern of false embroidery, Alaska, c. 1910. The twined weave is extremely tight, and the decorations are very lovely. Condition is good, considering the age of the basket; there is one very small tear, c. 1/16 inch. Size: 4 3/4 inches high by 6 inches diameter at the rim. SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian baskets, a beautiful twined Tlingit basket, spruce root and maiden fern stems, embellished with a pattern of false embroidery, Alaska, c. 1910.
CV-3: Native American Indian baskets, a beautiful twined Tlingit basket, spruce root and maiden fern stems, embellished with a pattern of false embroidery, Alaska, c. 1920. The twined weave is extremely tight, and the decorations are very lovely. Condition is very good. Size: 3 inches high by 3 1/2 inches diameter at the rim.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian baskets, a lovely Tsimshian cedar basket with lovely decorations, Thompson River, British Columbia, c. 1920.
CV-4: Native American Indian baskets, a lovely Tsimshian cedar basket with lovely decorations, Thompson River, British Columbia, c. 1920. The basket is nicely woven and the decorations are wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches high by 3 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni inlay sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Zuni inlay earrings with jet, turquoise, coral and silver, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1930's.
CV-5: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni inlay sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Zuni inlay earrings with jet, turquoise, coral and silver, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1930's. The earrings are decorated with a lovely flower. The silverwork is excellent, and the inlaid stones are wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 1 inch long by 1/2 inch wide. Price: $115.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage sterling silver jewelry, a wonderful pair of Zuni dangling earrings with beautiful silver and finely worked turquoise, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940's.
CU-1: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage sterling silver jewelry, a wonderful pair of Zuni dangling earrings with beautiful silver and finely worked turquoise, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The lapidary work is very fine, and the earrings are graceful and elegant! They are for pierced ears. Condition is very good. Size: 2 1/16 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely sculpture by the famous Jorge Wilmot, featuring two lovely iguanas, Tonala, c. 1950.
CU-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely sculpture by the famous Jorge Wilmot, featuring two lovely iguanas, Tonala, c. 1950. The piece is high-fired, a trademark of Wilmot, and is of natural clay color with highlights of white. This is a beautiful piece by a very famous artist of Tonala. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches long by 8 inches high by 3 3/4 inches wide. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a young man who is getting "advice" from three mischievious devils, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's.
CU-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a young man who is getting "advice" from three mischievious devils, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's. The fine detail and the more muted colors of the paint are typical of an older piece from Ocumicho. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 14 inches high by 10 1/2 inches long by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful lacquered wooden charger or batea, with incredible floral artwork, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's.
CU-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful lacquered wooden charger or batea, with incredible floral artwork, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1920's. The batea is hand-adzed from a single piece of wood, and is then carefully laquered and painted. The overall effect is colorful and spectacular. Condition is good; there is minor loss of laquer in places, but these do not in any way detract from the beautiful artwork of the piece. Size: 32 1/16 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage Saltillo sarapes and huipiles, a beautiful Saltillo sarape (serape) with a lovely orange background and a stunning center medallion of silk and wool, c. 1930's.
CU-5: Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage Saltillo sarapes and huipiles, a beautiful Saltillo sarape (serape) with a lovely orange background and a stunning center medallion of silk and wool, c. 1930's. The combination of colors is magnificent! Condition is very good and the fringe at both ends is intact. This would make a fine wall-hanging or decorative cover for a piece of funiture. Size: 80 inches long, not including fringe, by 37 inches wide. Price: $475.
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Mexican and New Mexican vintage devotional art, a New Mexican tin retablo painted with the images of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, New Mexico, c. 1930's.
CU-6: Mexican and New Mexican vintage devotional art, a New Mexican tin retablo painted with the images of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, New Mexico, c. 1930's. The figures of St. Joseph and the Child are beautifully painted and very loving and serene. It was painted by a New Mexican WPA artist early in the Great Depression. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/16 inches high by 7 1/4 inches wide. Price: $875.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery sculpture of a colorful church, Metepec, c. 1950.
CU-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery sculpture of a colorful church, Metepec, c. 1950.The pottery church is beautifully made and is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/2 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.
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New Mexican vintage textiles and serapes (sarapes), a very beautiful textile with wonderul colors and designs, Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1940's.
CU-8: New Mexican vintage textiles and serapes (sarapes), a very beautiful textile with wonderful colors and designs, Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The weave is very fine and tight, and the lovely grey background and beautiful center medallion make this piece very special. The Spanish families of Chimayo in Northern New Mexico have been weaving fine textiles since the 1600's. Condition is excellent. Size: 70 inches long by 48 inches wide. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage straw art, popote art or popotillo, a very fine straw-art picture of a Mexican woman preparing masa to put tortillas on the comal, attributed to the great artist G. Olay, c. 1930's.
CU-9: Mexican vintage straw art, popote art or popotillo, a very fine straw-art picture of a Mexican woman preparing masa to put tortillas on the comal, attributed to the great artist G. Olay, c. 1930's. Straw art is created using thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, popote in Spanish. The scene is very rustic and beautiful, and has a wonderful hand-carved Mexican wooden frame. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high including the wooden frame. Price: $250.
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Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nacario Jimenez, c. 1980.

Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nacario Jimenez, c. 1980.
CU-10: Peruvian vintage folk art, a wonderful Peruvian retablo (devotional scene) depicting a Holy Week procession, by the famous artist, Nicario Jimenez, c. 1980. The figures, made from a special corn masa and beautifully hand-painted, are incredibly colorful and wonderful. The retablo was purchased directly from the artist at an event at the San Diego Museum of Man. It is a great piece of Peruvian folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/4 inches wide by 10 inches high by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $395.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver necklace with silver spheres and lovley rays, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CU-11: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver necklace with silver spheres and lovley rays, Taxco, c. 1940's. The necklace is simple and very elegant! Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/16 inches long. The largest of the rays is 1 3/4 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a very lovely sterling silver necklace with geometric "V", or "Victory" design, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a very lovely sterling silver necklace with geometric "V", or "Victory" design, Taxco, c. 1940's. The necklace is very graceful and elegant.
CU-12: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a very lovely sterling silver necklace with geometric "V", or "Victory" design, Taxco, c. 1940's. The necklace is very graceful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 18 1/2 inches long; the "V" at the bottom is 1 1/2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a petatillo (cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate) and wonderful colors and artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
CU-13: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a petatillo (cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate) and wonderful colors and artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The central rural scene is framed with lovely floral designs. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches diameter. Price: $200.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a large and very beautiful petatillo charger with excellent artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
CT-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a large and very beautiful petatillo charger with excellent artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Petatillo refers to the fine cross-hatching in the background, resembling the straw mat or petate, in Spanish. Artists would often sit on straw mats while doing their fine artwork. Condition is very good. Size: 16 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful exvoto thanking Our Lady for saving a man's precious burros from drowning in a raging river, c. 1900.

Mexican devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful exvoto thanking Our Lady for saving a man's precious burros from drowning in a raging river, c. 1900. The scene is beautifully painted and includes a textual discription of the great miracle.
CT-2: Mexican devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful exvoto thanking Our Lady for saving a man's precious burros from drowning in a raging river, c. 1900. The scene is beautifully painted and includes a textual discription of the great miracle. Condition is very good, given the age of the exvoto. Size: 7 inches wide by 5 inches high.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful plate with a pale, apple-green background and a scene of a Mexican campesino with his bull, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930.
CT-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful plate with a pale, apple-green background and a scene of a Mexican campesino with his bull, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930. The artwork is crisp and wonderful, and the green background is spectacular. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache toy horse with wooden wheels, Mexico, 1937.

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache toy horse with wooden wheels, Mexico, 1937. A child received the horse as a gift in 1937, and it has been cherished and well cared for.
CT-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache toy horse with wooden wheels, Mexico, 1937. A child received the horse as a gift in 1937, and it has been cherished and well cared for. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 6 3/4 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery plate with an orange field and a scene of a blue deer travels in a field and is disstracted by a fluttering bird, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
CT-5: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery plate with an orange field and a scene of a blue deer travels in a field and is disstracted by a fluttering bird, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches diameter. Price: $165.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery sculpture depicting a Mexican revolutionary, perhaps Emiliano Zapata or Pancho Villa, riding a beautiful horse, attributerd to the great Panduro family of sculptors, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
CT-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery sculpture depicting a Mexican revolutionary, perhaps Emiliano Zapata or Pancho Villa, riding a beautiful horse, attributerd to the great Panduro family of sculptors, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The anatomies of the rider and the horse are superb. Condition is excellent. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 6 3/4 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $825.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a spectacular pottery vase with a cream-colored background, fantastic artwork, and covered with tiny stars, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's.
CT-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a spectacular pottery vase or urn with a cream-colored background, fantastic artwork, and covered with tiny stars, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's. This is a discerning collector's dream and a true treasure of Mexican vintage pottery! Condition is excellent. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide. The circular base measures 5 inches diameter. Price: $1200.
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