POCAS COSAS

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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

 

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Guatemalan vintage textiles and huipiles, a lovely huipil with very finely embroidered birds and flowers, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala, c. 1950's.
CN-1: Guatemalan vintage textiles and huipiles, a lovely huipil with very finely embroidered birds and flowers, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala, c. 1950's. The weavers of San Antonio are considered among the very best of the country. The piece can be worn or hung as a wall-decoration. Condition is very good. Size: 27 inches wide by 23 inches long. Price: $450.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wooden Animas Cross, decorated with the image of the Crucified Christ and adorned with an array of religious images, Queretaro, c. late 19th century.
CN-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wooden Animas Cross, decorated with the image of the Crucified Christ and adorned with an array of religious images, Queretaro, c. late 19th century. The painted images of Our Lady and saints and angels are spectacular. This is of museum quality, and it is a discerning collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 39 1/4 inches high by 19 1/2 inches wide, at the arms of the cross, by 1 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $1900.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a soft-blue background and very fine artwork, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CN-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a soft-blue background and very fine artwork, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork is very fine and crisp, and the scene depicts rural life in Mexico's countryside. This is a wonderful piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 9 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a soft-blue background and very fine artwork, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CN-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a soft-blue background and very fine artwork, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork is very fine and crisp, and the scene of Mexican rural life is wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 9 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folkart, a beautiful wrought-iron cross, Chiapas, c. 1950.
CN-5: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folkart, a beautiful wrought-iron cross, Chiapas, c. 1950. The cross has beautiful stamping and cross-hatching, and also features two wonderful bears, one at either side. These crosses are mounted on houses throughout Chiapas in order to bring blessings on the house and the family inside. Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/16 inches high by 11 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery lidded cassarole with fantasia-style artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
CN-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery lidded cassarole with fantasia-style artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The fantasia-style artwork is imaginative and very beautiful. The colors are fairly rare, and they are beautiful! Condition is very good; there are some very minor marks from the initial firing of the piece. Size: 8 inches diameter, not including the handles, by 6 inches high, including the lid. Price: $175.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful statue of the Nino Perdido, a highly venerated image of the Christ Child, in a wonderful nicho which serves as the carrying case for the figure of the Nino, Mexico, c. 19th century.
CN-7: Mexican vintage devotional art, a wonderful statue of the Nino Perdido, a highly venerated image of the Christ Child, in a wonderful nicho which serves as the carrying case for the figure of the Nino, Mexico, c. 19th century. The nicho with the Nino Perdido was most likely used in religious processions in Mexico. It is stunning in its beauty! Condition is very good, considering the age of the piece; there is some loss of paint on the nicho, and also some evidence of wood-beatles from the past and no longer active. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a pair of straw-art scenes depicting a lovely China poblana and her valiant charro with his guitar, Mexico, c. 1930's.
CN-8: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a pair of straw-art scenes depicting a lovely China Poblana and her valiant Charro with his guitar, Mexico, c. 1930's. The scenes are created using thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass (popote, in Spanish). The two figures are wonderful: their costumes, including wonderful sombreros decorated with foil, are spectacular, and the faces of the two are beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: each measures 14 inches high by 7 inches wide, including frames. Price: $500 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver necklace with lovely beads resembling drops of water, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CN-9: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver necklace with lovely beads resembling drops of water, Taxco, c. 1940's. The design of the necklace is simple and wonderful; it is extremely graceful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/2 inches long. Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of sterling silver earrings with jet stone adornments, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CN-10: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of sterling silver earrings with jet stone adornments, Taxco, c. 1940's. The triangular shape of the dangling earrings is simple, graceful, and wonderful! They attach with posts for pierced ears. Condition is very good. Size: 3 inches long by 2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $185.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo and Zuni silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni petite-point necklace with lovely coral and opal, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950's.

Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo and Zuni silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni petite-point necklace with lovely coral and opal, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950's. The lapidary and silver work is incredible, and the piece is suspended from a hand-made sterling silver chain. The effect is spectacular! Closeup photo of the center medallion of coral with a lovely opal stone above the pendant.
CN-11: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo and Zuni silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni petite-point necklace with lovely coral and opal, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950's. The lapidary and silver work is incredible, and the piece is suspended from a hand-made sterling silver chain. The effect is spectacular! Condition is very good. Size: 20 1/4 inches long. The center medallion is 1 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $485.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage rugs and textiles, a beautiful Navajo rug of fine Germantown woolen yarn, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1900.
CM-1: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage rugs and textiles, a beautiful Navajo rug of fine Germantown woolen yarn, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1900. The design pattern and the colors are wonderful, and the weave is extremely fine and tight. Condition is very good; there is one very small stain on one side of the textile. Size: 35 1/16 inches long by 19 inches wide. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver, and Taxco vintage sterling silver, a silver repousee picture of an elegant woman of high society, signed Margot de Taxco, Taxco, c. 1930's. Mexican vintage sterling silver, and Taxco vintage sterling silver, a silver repousee picture of an elegant woman of high society, signed Margot de Taxco, Taxco, c. 1930's. The image of the elegant woman is incredible, and the repousee silverwork is exceptional! Closeup photo of the elegant woman.
CM-2: Mexican vintage sterling silver, and Taxco vintage sterling silver, a silver repousee picture of an elegant woman of high society, signed Margot de Taxco, Taxco, c. 1930's. The image of the elegant woman is incredible, and the repousee silverwork is exceptional! Condition is very good, given the age of the piece and the delicate nature of repousee silverwork; there is a slight dent on the fingers of the woman's left hand. The price reflects this issue. Size: the silver image is 12 1/2 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide. Including the wonderful frame, which complements the piece very well, is: 17 1/4 inches high by 15 3/4 inches wide. Price: $775.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo or Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a wonderful silver ring with beautiful stamping and the image of a lovely cardinal of inlaid turquoise and coral. New Mexico, c. 1950's.
CM-3: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo or Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a wonderful silver ring with beautiful stamping and the image of a lovely cardinal of inlaid turquoise and coral. New Mexico, c. 1950's. The image of the cardinal is exquisite and stands out in relief, along with very delicate and graceful flowers, upon the sterling silver ring. Condition is very good. The ring is a size 9, and the front with the beautiful cardinal measures 1 1/2 inches high by 1 inch wide. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery water-bottle with the image of Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos on one side, and the Basilica of Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos on the other, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery water-bottle with the image of Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos on one side, and the Basilica of Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos on the other, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930. A photo of the Basilica on the other side.
CM-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery water-bottle with the image of Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos on one side, and the Basilica of Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos on the other, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930. This image of Our Lady, and the Basilica where the statue is housed, are highly venerated in the state of Jalisco. This image of Our Lady is reputed to have great healing and curative powers. Legend has it that a family of acrobats who swung on trapezes above a bed of sharp, upturned knives, was performing in the village near the church. The family's young daughter lost her grip and fell atop the sharp knives. Her dead body was carried to the church where the caretaker and his wife suggested placing the girl's body in a side room, where the statue of Our Lady was being restored. Someone noticed movement of the young girl's body, and, when she was uncovered, she was alive and completely healed. Condition of the water bottle is very good. Size: 7 inches high, including the handle, by 6 1/4 inches wide, including the side handles, by 2 3/4 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver cuff or clamp-style silver bracelet with wonderful repousee silverwork in the form of delicate leaves and half-spheres, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CM-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver cuff or clamp-style silver bracelet with wonderful repousee silverwork in the form of delicate leaves and half-spheres, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork of the bracelet is exceptional! Condition is very good. The opening of the cuff is 2 1/4 inches wide when closed. Price: $425.
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Guatemalan vintage textiles and huipiles, a lovely huipil from Santiago Atitlan with beautiful embroidery and wonderful colors, Guatemala, c. 1960.
CM-6: Guatemalan vintage textiles and huipiles, a lovely huipil from Santiago Atitlan with beautiful embroidery and wonderful colors, Guatemala, c. 1960. The blue background of the huipil is stunning, and the huipil is embroidered with lovely birds and flowers. The material is hand-woven on a back-strap loom. This is a collector's dream. It can be worn or hung as a wall-adornment. Condition is very good. Size: 29 inches long by 30 1/2 inches across or wide. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a stunning sterling silver necklace with beautiful amethyst cabochons, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a stunning sterling silver necklace with beautiful amethyst cabochons, Taxco, c. 1940's. The eight lovely silver pendants hang from a handmade sterling silver chain. The silverwork is excellent! Closeup photo of a part of the necklace.
CM-7: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a stunning sterling silver necklace with beautiful amethyst cabochons, Taxco, c. 1940's. The eight lovely silver pendants hang from a handmade sterling silver chain. The silverwork is excellent! Condition is very good. Size: 15 3/4 inches total length; the pendants with the amethyst cabochons are each 1 1/2 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part of each pendant. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery chocolate pitcher, with a beautiful petatillo background (fine cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish), and exquisite and fine artwork, signed Tomas Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery chocolate pitcher, with a beautiful petatillo background (fine cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish), and exquisite and fine artwork, signed Tomas Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920's. The hand-painted decorations are astounding and cover all sides of the pitcher. Another side of the pitcher.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery chocolate pitcher, with a beautiful petatillo background (fine cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish), and exquisite and fine artwork, signed Tomas Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920's. The hand-painted decorations are astounding and cover all sides of the pitcher. Another side of the pitcher.
CM-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery chocolate pitcher, with a beautiful petatillo background (fine cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish), and exquisite and fine artwork, signed Tomas Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920's. Tomas was the brother of the famous Balbino Lucano, and the son of Augustin Lucano. The hand-painted decorations are astounding and cover all sides of the pitcher. This piece is a discerning collector's dream, and it is definitely of museum quality! Condition is very good. Size: 8 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches diameter, not including the handle.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Guatemalan vintage textiles and huipiles, a beautiful Guatemalan huipil from Totonicapan with wonderful embroidered flowers around the yoke, c. 1980.
CM-9: Guatemalan vintage textiles and huipiles, a beautiful Guatemalan huipil from Totonicapan with wonderful embroidered flowers around the yoke, c. 1980. The white background fabric and the array of colorful flowers are spectacular! The huipil can be worn or hung as a wonderful wall-decoration. Condition is very good. Size: 30 inches long by 34 inches wide. Price: $195.
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Native American Indian textiles, and Navajo textiles and rugs, a wonderful Yei-pattern textile or rug with beautiful Yei figures, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1970.
CM-10: Native American Indian textiles, and Navajo textiles and rugs, a wonderful Yei-pattern textile or rug with beautiful Yei figures, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1970. The rug is very tightly woven, and the colors are very beautiful. Condition is very good. Size: 25 3/4 inches wide by 21 inches high. Price: $225.
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Native American Indian baskets, a lovely Makah pictorial lidded basket with a very tight weave, and with a scene of a whale hunt on one side, and a swimming whale on the other, state of Washington, c. 1920.
CM-11: Native American Indian baskets, a lovely Makah pictorial lidded basket with a very tight weave (c. 15 stitches per inch), and with a scene of a whale hunt on one side, and a swimming whale on the other, state of Washington, c. 1920. The basket is of twined cedar bark, and it is very beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches high by 3 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pot incised with the water serpent ("AVANYU"), signed on the bottom by the famous potter, Mary Cane, Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940's.
CM-12: Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pot incised with the water serpent ("AVANYU"), signed on the bottom by the famous potter, Mary Cain, Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The pot is beautifully glazed, and the incised water serpent is magnificent. Mary Cain is the grandmother of the famous contemporary potter, Tammy Garcia. Condition of the pot is very good. Size: 5 1/2 inches diameter, at the widest part, by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $575.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery airplane with bright colors and happy passengers, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's.
CM-13: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery airplane with bright colors and happy passengers, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. The plane is covered with happy people; this is great Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide by 10 1/4 inches long (front to back). Price: $600.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful pottery bandstand filled with wonderful musicians, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's.
CM-14: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful pottery bandstand filled with wonderful musicians, attributed to the great Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Colors are very bright; this piece of folk art is filled with life. Condition is very good. Size: 14 1/2 inches high by 9 1/16 inches wide by 11 inches deep (front to back, including the front steps. Price: $575.
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