POCAS COSAS

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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a lovely Zuni ring with a stunning thunderbird created of inlaid turquoise, spiny oyster, jet, and abalone shell, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940.
BV-1: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a lovely Zuni ring with a stunning thunderbird created of inlaid turquoise, spiny oyster, jet, and abalone shell, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940. The ring is very beautifully made; it is a real treasure by a great Zuni silversmith. The ring is in excellent condition. Size: ring size of 10 1/2. Price: $450.
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New Mexican vintage textiles, and Chimayo vintage woolen textiles, a beautiful Chimayo pictorial runner, with lovely bird decorations, Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1950.
BV-2: New Mexican vintage textiles, and Chimayo vintage woolen textiles, a beautiful Chimayo pictorial runner, with lovely bird decorations, Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1950. The color combinations and lovely decorations make this textile very special. Chimayo, in Northern New Mexico, has been a famous center for weaving since the arrival of Spanish families there in the early 1600's. Condition is very good. Size: 58 inches long by 19 3/4 inches wide. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. The tree features a trellis, built on the back of a steer or donkey. The trellis is filled with lovely, colorful birds and flowers.
BV-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautifully formed and decorated tree-of-life, attributed to the late, great folk artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan Puebla, c. early 1950's. The tree features a trellis, built on the back of a steer or donkey. The trellis is filled with lovely, colorful birds and flowers. This is a discerning folk art collector's dream. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 11 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part, and 4 inches deep (front to back) at the bottom donkey. Price: $425.
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Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery seed pot or volcano pot, signed on the bottom, Lucy M. Lewis, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950.
BV-4: Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery seed pot or volcano pot, signed on the bottom, "Lucy M. Lewis", Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950. The fine-line geometric designs on the pot are spectacular. This is a great piece of Native American Indian pottery by one of the great masters. Condition is very good. Size: 4 1/2 inches high by 4 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage iron-work art, a lovely old, wrought-iron cross with beautiful form and iron-work decorations, found near Mexico City where the 1986 earthquakes did significant damage, c. 1930.
BV-5: Mexican vintage iron-work art, a lovely old, wrought-iron cross with beautiful form and iron-work decorations, found near Mexico City where the 1986 earthquakes did significant damage, c. 1930. The cross is beautiful and might have come from an old church or chapel. Condition is very good; the cross shows age, but is in fine condition. Size: 21 1/4 inches high by 16 inches wide at the arms of the cross.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo rugs and textiles, a beautiful Navajo woolen textile or rug with lovely colors and designs, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950.
BV-6: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo rugs and textiles, a beautiful Navajo woolen textile or rug with lovely colors and designs, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950. The rug is very tightly woven, and the wool is of natural colors. Condition is good; the rug is missing two tassles, but is otherwise in very good condition. Size: 48 inches long by 27 1/2 inches wide. Price: $375.
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New Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, and Chimayo vintage weavings and textiles, a beautiful Chimayo woolen runner with beautiful colors and design elements, Chimayo, Northern New Mexico, c. 1940.
BV-7: New Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, and Chimayo vintage weavings and textiles, a beautiful Chimayo woolen runner with beautiful colors and design elements, Chimayo, Northern New Mexico, c. 1940. The weaving tradition of Chimayo, a village in Northern New Mexico, dates from the arrival there of Spanish families in the early 1600's. This is a beautiful piece of Chimayo weaving! Condition is very good. Size: 54 inches long by 18 1/16 wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Taxco silver cuff-style bracelet with excellent silverwork and beautiful design, Taxco, c. 1940.
BV-8: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Taxco silver cuff-style bracelet with excellent silverwork and beautiful design, Taxco, c. 1940.The bracelet features lovely repouse silverwork. It opens wide and clamps to the wrist via an internal spring. Condition is very good. Size: the cuff opens to 2 3/4 inches variable opening. It closes to 2 1/8 inches wide and is 3 1/2 inches high at the highest part. Price: $475.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderul pottery charger with beautiful artwork featuring an endearing Mexican rural village scene, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
BV-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderul pottery charger with beautiful artwork featuring an endearing Mexican rural village scene, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The charger features a lovely scalloped and painted border, and a scene with cacti, a paisano, and a multi-dotted earth on which the paisano rests called "granizo" because of the resemblance to small balls of hail. The charger is stamped on the back with the emblem of the famous Josefina Arias curio shop in Tlaquepaque, a sign of the high quality and desirability of the piece. Condition is very good; the glaze is a bit uneven in places, a result of the original firing process. This only adds to the overall beauty of the piece! Size: 14 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $575.
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The following were new items for the month of January, 2018. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical and lovely pottery mermaid with a guitar and wonderfully decorated, Metepec, c. 1950.
BU-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical and lovely pottery mermaid with a guitar and wonderfully decorated, Metepec, c. 1950. This candlelabra in the form of a mermaid is a great piece of Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 8 inches long by 3 inches wide. Price: $125.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo sterling silver ring with fabulous turquoise stones, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's.
BU-2: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo sterling silver ring with fabulous turquoise stones, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The silverwork is excellent, and the ring has wonderful stamping on both sides of the turquoise stones. Condition is very good. The ring size is 9 3/4 / 10. Price: $475.
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Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations. Oaxaca, c. 1940's.
BU-3: Mexican vintage tinwork art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely tinwork-art candlelabra with five green glass spheres as decorations, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The candlelabra is extremely elegant! Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 7 inches wide. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a set of four petatillo small cups with beautiful cross-hatching (petatillo, from the Spanish word for a straw mat, petate) in the background of each, and wonderful artwork decorations with plants and wonderful animals, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
BU-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a set of four petatillo small cups with beautiful cross-hatching in the background of each (petatillo, from the Spanish word for a straw mat, petate), and wonderful artwork decorations with plants and wonderful animals, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork is different on each cup, and it is very crisp and fine! This is petatillo pottery of Tonala/Tlaquepaque at its best! Condition of each cup is very good. Size: each cup measures 2 1/2 inches high by 2 1/16 inches wide, including the handles. Price: $300 for the set.
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Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Santo Domingo pottery bowl with lovely hand-painted decoration, Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950.

Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Santo Domingo pottery bowl with lovely hand-painted decoration, Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950. The shape and wonderful decoration of the bowl are graceful and very elegant.
BU-5: Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Santo Domingo pottery bowl with lovely hand-painted traditional decoration, Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950. The shape and wonderful decoration of the bowl are graceful and very elegant. Condition is very good; signs of wear are normal given its age. The bowl is visually stunning. Size: 4 1/4 inches high by 9 inches diameter at the top or mouth. Price: $625.
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Mexican vintage sarapes (serapes) and textiles, a lovely post-classic Saltillo sarape woven in two panels, with vivid and wonderful colors, c. 1880-1900.

Mexican vintage sarapes (serapes) and textiles, a lovely post-classic Saltillo sarape woven in two panels, with vivid and wonderful colors, c. 1880-1900. The vivid colors are of indigo blue, cochineal red, with other natural dyes. Closeup photo of the center medallion.
BU-6: Mexican vintage sarapes (serapes) and textiles, a lovely post-classic Saltillo sarape woven in two panels, with vivid and wonderful colors, c. 1880-1900. The vivid colors are of indigo blue, cochineal red, with other natural dyes. This is a stunningly beautiful and very historic piece! Condition is good, given the age; shows some wear and a bit of fringe-loss. Size: 79 inches long by 43 3/4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with wonderful and highly imaginative artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
BU-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with wonderful and highly imaginative artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork is stunning, featuring a lovely bird and floral designs. Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/16 inches diameter. Price: $950.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a Zuni petite-point silver and turquoise bracelet, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c 1930-40's.
BU-8: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a Zuni petite-point silver and turquoise bracelet, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c 1930-40's. The silverwork is excellent, and the turquoise is beautiful. This is a graceful and exceptionally beautiful Zuni bracelet! Condition is very good. Size:
2 1/4 inches wide by 1/2 inch high. The opening for the wrist is 1 1/8 inches.
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