POCAS COSAS

The Finest in Mexican and Native American Arts
and Antiques

 

NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

 

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New Mexican vintage serapes and textiles, and Chimayo vintage textiles, a very beautiful Chimayo woven textile with a lovely brown background and fine decorative elements, Chimayo, Northern New Mexico, c. 1940.
CR-1: New Mexican vintage serapes and textiles, and Chimayo vintage textiles, a very beautiful Chimayo woven textile with a lovely brown background and fine decorative elements, Chimayo, Northern New Mexico, c. 1940. The color scheme is very natural and warm; this is a very beautiful vintage Chimayo textile. The center medallion is especially wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 58 1/2 inches long by 28 inches wide. Price: $295.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican tinwork art, a beautifully painted exvoto, painted on tin, depicting Animas (souls in Purgatory) and a woman praying to the Crucified Christ on their behalf and that they be granted entrance to Heaven, Mexico, c. 1900.
CR-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican tinwork art, a beautifully painted exvoto, painted on tin, depicting Animas (souls in Purgatory) and a woman praying to the Crucified Christ on their behalf, that they be granted entrance to Heaven, Mexico, c. 1900. The painting is very crisp and lovely. An exvoto is a petition painted on tin, or a form of thanks for a petition or prayer which has been answered. The Animas of this exvoto are a king, two women, and a bishop. Condition is very good; there is natural wear, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 inches high by 10 inches wide. Price: $325.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with lovely artwork and a wonderful petatillo background (a cross-hatching pattern resembling a straw mat or petate), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CR-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with lovely artwork and a wonderful petatillo background (a cross-hatching pattern resembling a straw mat or petate), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artists who created this pottery would sit on straw mats, or petates, in Spanish, which gave them the idea for the petatillo background. This piece has great artwork, featuring a Mexican village scene, framed by a beautiful border. Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $675.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's.
CR-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is hand-adzed and laquered. The artwork is crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 14 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $275.
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Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pot with the San Ildefonso Pueblo feather design, signed on the bottom Santana and Adam, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940-50's.
CR-5: Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pot with the San Ildefonso Pueblo feather design, signed on the bottom "Santana and Adam," San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940-50's. The pot or jar has magnificent artwork and a beautiful black sheen. This is a great piece of Pueblo Indian pottery by two very famous San Ildefonso potters. Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches high by 6 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $1200.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of repoussee dangling silver earrings with a very graceful form and good silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CR-6: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of repousse dangling silver earrings with a very graceful form and good silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. They are very graceful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/2 inches long by 1 inch wide. Price: $125.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a large and very lovely pottery charger with a wonderful salmon-colored background and very fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CR-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a large and very lovely pottery charger with a wonderful salmon-colored background and very fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The scene of Mexican rural life is especially endearing: a farmer tilling the fields with his oxen, and a beautiful bird ready to swoop down for food. The scene is framed with a border of beautiful flowers. This is a discerning collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 18 inches diameter. Price: $1200.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver necklace with stunning coral trade beads, silver hand-wrought bench beads, and a wonderful silver and coral naja, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's.

Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver necklace with stunning coral trade beads, silver hand-wrought bench beads, and a wonderful silver and coral naja, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The necklace is very beautiful in its simplicity and elegance. Closeup photo of the silver and corral naja.
CR-8: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver necklace with stunning coral trade beads, silver hand-wrought bench beads, and a wonderful silver and coral naja, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The necklace is very beautiful in its simplicity and elegance. Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches long. The silver and coral naja is 2 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide. Price: $950.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. The marquetry features lovely floral designs, human figures, and wonderful animals. Photo of the desk with the front cover opened and showing some of the inner drawers.
CR-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. The marquetry features lovely floral designs, human figures, and wonderful animals. The escritorio is in very fine condition given its age; the marquetry inlay is 97 % intact, with only 3 small pieces missing. The desk has a key and can be locked shut. Size: 13 3/4 inches high, when closed, by 21 inches wide, by 11 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $2400.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure depicting the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Barrio de la Luz, Puebla, c. 1940's.
CQ-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure depicting the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Barrio de la Luz, Puebla, c. 1940's. The pottery figure, with its deep brown glazing, is a very good representation of Rivera. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, a wonderful straw-art scene of a charro on horseback, attributed to the great G. Olay, Mexico, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, a wonderful straw-art scene of a charro on horseback, attributed to the great G. Olay, Mexico, c. 1930's. Gabriel Olay was the master of popotillo, or straw-art. A closeup photo of the front of the piece.
CQ-2: Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, a wonderful straw-art scene of a charro on horseback, attributed to the great G. Olay, Mexico, c. 1930's. Gabriel Olay was the master of popotillo, or straw-art. The scene is created using thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw, or popote in Spanish. This piece is especially fine and beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: including the frame, the piece is 9 inches high by 10 1/2 inches wide. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely talavera bowl decorated with the image of the Baby Christ, along with his Mother, Mary, and St. Anne, the mother of Mary, Guanajuato, c. 1950's.
CQ-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely talavera bowl decorated with the image of the Baby Christ, along with his Mother, Mary, and St. Anne, the mother of Mary, Guanajuato, c. 1950's. The scene is beautifully painted and is framed with a lovely floral border. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $350.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life with wonderful painted decorations and an endearing bird, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's, probably a very early piece by the great folk-artist, Aurelio Flores.
CQ-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life with wonderful painted decorations and an endearing bird, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's, probably a very early piece by the great folk-artist, Aurelio Flores. This is a wonderful piece of Mexican vintage folk art. Condition is good, given the age of the piece; there are areas of fading, giving the piece a wonderful patina. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 10 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is c. 4 inches diameter. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of wonderful pottery bottles in the shapes of monkeys, with colorful decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
CQ-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of wonderful pottery bottles in the shapes of monkeys, with colorful decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The figurines are charming and full of personality. The bottles were used in Oaxaca to hold mescal or pulque. Condition of both bottles is good. Size: the larger bottle is 7 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). The smaller bottle is 5 1/4 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches deep. Price for the pair: $150.
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Native American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Navajo silver bracelet with beautiful turquoise stones, very likely Cerillos, c. 1950's.

Native American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Navajo silver bracelet with beautiful turquoise stones, very likely Cerillos, c. 1950's. The silverwork is exceptional; this is a great piece of Navajo silver jewelry.
CQ-6: Native American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Navajo silver bracelet with beautiful turquoise stones, very likely Cerrillos, c. 1950's. The silverwork is exceptional; this is a great piece of Navajo silver jewelry. Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/4 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide, with a wrist-opening of 1 inch. Price: $750.
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Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes, A beautiful textile with lovely floral designs on a white background, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.
CQ-7: Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes, A beautiful textile with lovely floral designs on a white background, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The textile is very finely woven of wool, and the colors are bright and stunningly beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 81 inches long by 47 inches wide. Price: $450.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retable depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin and framed, c. 1930.

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retable depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin and framed, c. 1930. The faces of Our Lady and the angel at her feet are very serene and beautifully painted.
CQ-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, painted on tin and framed, c. 1930. The faces of Our Lady and the angel at her feet are very serene and beautifully painted. Condition is very good, given the age of the retablo. Size: the retablo within the frame is
17 1/4 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide. Price: $675.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's.
CQ-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. This is Mexican folk art at its best, and it brings a smile to the beholder's face. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's.
CQ-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is wonderfully decorated and is very rare! Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $875.
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