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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely banderaware plate decorated with a wonderful rooster, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DK-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely banderaware plate decorated with a wonderful rooster, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. This style of pottery is called banderaware because of the colors red, green, and white, which are the colors of the Mexican flag, bandera, in Spanish. The central designs are surrounded by a lovely border. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $175.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's.
DK-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's. The carving is decorated in the old style using watercolors. The bull is dignified, yet appears very powerful. Manuel Jimenez is the father of the tradition of woodcarving in Arrazola and Oaxaca. He was truly a master! Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches long by 11 inches high by 6 inches wide at the widest part, the bull's horns.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
DK-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy Cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This work reflects the folk artist's sense of the cycle of life and death. This is wonderful vintage folk art by a great master! Condition is very good.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a rat by the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
DK-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a rat by the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Manuel Jimenez is the father of the woodcarving tradition in Oaxaca. He was truly a master! The rat is painted in the old style, with watercolor paints. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches long, not including the tail (which is 6 inches long), by 5 1/4 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery or ceramic jar with incredible metallic glazing of copper, deep blue, and burgundy, signed on the bottom by the famous artist, Jorge Wilmot, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1970's.
DK-5: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery or ceramic jar with incredible metallic glazing of copper, deep blue, and burgundy, signed on the bottom by the famous artist, Jorge Wilmot, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1970's. Wilmot experimented with different glazes, and utilized a high-fire technique for which he is famous. The jar is decorated with the faces of three wonderful owls. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 7 3/4 inches wide. The faces of the three owls are each 3 inches high by 1 1/16 inches wide. Price: $699.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo vase or urn with two handles and a beautiful geometric design, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DK-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo vase or urn with two handles and a beautiful geometric design, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The petatillo background is very fine (cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish). The vase is beautifully decorated and is very colorful. Condition is very good. Size:6 3/4 inches high by 4 inches wide, including the handles. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The jar has a lovely blue background, and the decorations are incredible! Another side of the jar. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The jar has a lovely blue background, and the decorations are incredible! Another side of the jar.
DK-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The jar has a lovely blue background, and the decorations are incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 11 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $1800.
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Native American Indian baskets, a lovely Anishinaabe (means First People or Original People) Chippewa Ojibwe birch-bark basket, c. 1920's.
DJ-1: Native American Indian baskets, a lovely Anishinaabe (means First People or Original People) Chippewa Ojibwe birch-bark basket, c. 1920's. The basket has beautiful artwork on all sides which is actually scraped into the birch-bark. It is a basket to carry berries, store grain, or even hold water. The lid of the basket is strengthened with sinew. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 inches high by 8 1/16 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery circular candlelabra with wonderful decorations and artwork, the Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1980's.
DJ-2: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery circular candlelabra with wonderful decorations and artwork, the Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1980's. The artwork decorations are vibrant and very colorful with birds and flower blossoms between the five candle-holders. The base is decorated with colorful daisies. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/16 inches diameter by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $325.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunningly beautiful black-ware charger with wonderful and very crisp artwork decorating the front, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The scene depicts rural life in Mexico at that time.
DJ-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunningly beautiful black-ware charger with wonderful and very crisp artwork decorating the front, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The scene depicts rural life in Mexico at that time. The artwork is framed by a wonderful yellow border. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 16 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $1200.
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Native American Indian vintage folk art, and Navajo vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a very alert and charming racoon, by the famous Archuleta family, Arizona or New Mexico c. 1980.
DJ-4: Native American Indian vintage folk art, and Navajo vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a very alert and charming racoon, by the famous Archuleta family, Arizona or New Mexico c. 1980. The racoon has real whiskers and beautiful glass eyes. This is a great piece of Navajo folk art! Size: 16 1/2 inches long by 20 1/2 inches high at the racoon's tail by 7 1/2 inches wide. Condition is very good. Price: $350.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful lacquer-ware chest or baul with a wonderful blue background and beautiful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.
DJ-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful lacquer-ware chest or baul with a wonderful blue background and beautiful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The blue lacquer is incredible, and the artwork is very crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 6 3/4 inches high by 15 3/4 inches long by 8 inches wide. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery bull with six steers and six caballeros across its massive back, made by the famous folk artist, Rosendo Rodriguez, of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1980.
DJ-6: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery bull with six steers and six caballeros across its massive back, made by the famous folk artist, Rosendo Rodriguez, of Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1980. The piece is full of vitality and color; this is great Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 14 inches long by 12 3/4 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $475.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful burnished charger decorated with a beasutiful Protea and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DJ-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful burnished charger decorated with a beasutiful Protea and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The floral decorations are outstanding, and the colors are crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $275.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of earrings by the famous Benally brothers, with wonderful turquoise and spiny oyster, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's.

Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of earrings by the famous Benally brothers, with wonderful turquoise and spiny oyster, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork is very fine, and the combination of stones is spectacular! Closeup photo of one earring.
DJ-8: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of earrings by the famous Benally brothers, with wonderful turquoise and spiny oyster, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork is very fine, and the combination of stones is spectacular! Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage serapes (sarapes), a Saltillo-style runner with encredible colors, with bands of teneroffe (croche work resembling fine lace) and a fabulous center medallion, c. 1930-40's.

Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage serapes (sarapes), a Saltillo-style runner with incredible colors, with bands of teneriffe (croche-work resembling fine lace) and a fabulous center medallion, c. 1930-40's. The runner has a lovely blue background and colors are clean and crisp. Condition is excellent. Closeup photo of the runner.
DJ-9: Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage serapes (sarapes), a Saltillo-style runner with incredible colors, with bands of teneriffe (croche-work resembling fine lace) and a fabulous center medallion, c. 1930-40's. The runner has a lovely blue background, and colors are clean and crisp. Condition is excellent. This is a very special Mexican vintage textile, and it is almost impossible to find in this excellent condition! This is museum quality! Size: 97 inches long by 21 3/4 inches wide. Price: $2400.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Last Supper scene with humans and devils sitting down to a feast, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950.
DJ-10: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Last Supper scene with humans and devils sitting down to a feast, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1950. Two figures sit at ends of the arch over the front of the table. One of these is eating watermelon, and the other is savoring some flatbread. The Tarascan indians of Ocumicho, Michoacan, create figures who are pious and sometimes mocking. The sculptures often depict mischivous devils interacting with humans. The artists are continuously celebrating the cycle of life and death in their wonderful folk art. This is an older and very fine piece of Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 12 inches long by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $575.
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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.
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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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