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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very beautiful Animas Cross (a carving of the crucified Christ with two souls in purgatory near the base), c. 1930.
BQ-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very beautiful Animas Cross (a carving of the crucified Christ with two souls in purgatory near the base), c. 1930. This is a great piece of Mexican devotional art, and it has a lovely form and patina. Condition is very good; there are some minor areas of wear. Size: 15 inches high by 7 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 1/4 inches deep (front to back) at the base. This piece is composed entirely of hand-carved wood with gesso and paint, and it is truly magnificent! Price: $1300.
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Native American Indian rugs and textiles, and Navajo rugs and textiles, a lovely Two-Gray-Hills Navajo rug with a fine weave and beautiful color scheme, New Mexico, c. 1950 or earlier.
BQ-2: Native American Indian rugs and textiles, and Navajo rugs and textiles, a lovely Two-Gray-Hills Navajo rug with a fine weave and beautiful color scheme, New Mexico, c. 1950 or earlier. The center is a beautiful salmon color framed with almost eggplant colored yarns. The overall effect is stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 44 inches long by 26 1/4 inches wide. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pair of pottery mugs, with musicians, couples dancing, men drinking their tequila, all in relief and with beautiful animation and colors against a black background, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pair of pottery mugs, with musicians, couples dancing, men drinking their tequila, all in relief and with beautiful animation and colors against a black background, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Fill these mugs with your favorite libation and Salud!
BQ-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pair of pottery mugs, with musicians, couples dancing, men drinking their tequila, all in relief and with beautiful animation and colors against a black background, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Fill these mugs with your favorite libation and "Salud!" The mugs are in very good condition. Size: each mug is 5 inches high by 4 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part and not including the handles. Price: $385 for the pair.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver and coral bracelet, Navajo, c. 1930's.
BQ-4: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver and coral bracelet, Navajo, c. 1930's. The bracelet features six coral stones and four silver spheres on a tri-wire base. The design of the bracelet is very unique and simple, and the overall effect is wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: the bracelet is 2 1/2 inches wide, with an opening of 1 1/4 inches. Width, including the stones and spheres is c. 3/4 inches. Price: $475.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful trio of pottery piggy banks, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940-50's.
BQ-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful trio of pottery piggy banks, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940-50's. The piggy banks are full of character and are beautiful. As children, we used banks like these to save our allowances. When full, and when money was needed, they became dismembered chards of pottery. These piggies are in good condition. Size: 6 1/2 inches long by 5 1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide. These are great pieces of vintage Mexican folk art! Price: $55 each, or the three for $150.
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Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art mirror resembling a beautiful sunburst, c. 1940's.
BQ-6: Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art mirror resembling a beautiful sunburst, c. 1940's. The tinwork sunburst is very simple and beautiful, with rays eminating outward from the mirror at the center. The piece is in very good condition. Size: c. 15 3/4 inches diameter. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery water jar and cup with scenes of great bulls and Mexican paisanos laboring in their fields, with a background glaze in muted colors to highlight the main scenes, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
BQ-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery water jar and cup with scenes of great bulls and Mexican paisanos laboring in their fields, with a background glaze in muted colors to highlight the main scenes, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The scenes decorating the jar and cup are spectacular and captivating. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican pottery! Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide, at the widest part. It is very rare and wonderful to find the water jar with its matching cup intact. Price: $575.
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Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely Acoma pot with wonderful raincloud patterns in the decoration, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940.
BQ-8: Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely Acoma pot with wonderful raincloud patterns in the decoration, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940. The pot has a lovely shape and patina; this is a great piece of vintage Acoma Pueblo pottery! It has four raincloud patterns, and it is unsigned, a sign of its age. Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/2 inches high by 5 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life, featuring a wonderful day-of-the-dead Catrina and wonderful colors, attributed to the Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's.
BQ-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life, featuring a wonderful day-of-the-dead Catrina and wonderful colors, attributed to the Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. The piece is beautifully decorated with very intricate patterns, especially in the Catrina's skirt. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 28 inches high by 18 inches wide, at the widest part, by 6 inches deep (front to back). Price: $875.
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Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay, Felipe Olay, Mexico City, c. 1940.

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay, Felipe Olay, Mexico City, c. 1940. The popote art is very fine and intricate, and the piece is signed by the artist. Picture showing the group of people gathered in the street.
BQ-10: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), a beautiful straw-art picture of a street scene, with wonderful people dressed in beautiful traditional clothing, by the famous F.I. Olay (Felipe Olay), Mexico City, c. 1940. The popote art is very fine and intricate, and the piece is signed by the artist. Popote art is created using thousands of very small pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish). This is a very labor-intensive process, and the results are stunningly beautiful! The members of the famous Olay family are considered among the best artists in this art form. Condition is very good. Size: the popote art picture itself is 7 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/4 inches high. The size, including the wooden frame is 14 1/4 inches wide by 17 inches high. Price: $675.
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The following were new items for the month of August, 2017. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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Vintage Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely lidded casserole with beautiful, hand-painted rural scenes on a pale green background, stamped on the bottom with the name of the famous pottery artist, Balbino Lucano, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's.

Vintage Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely lidded casserole with beautiful, hand-painted rural scenes on a pale green background, stamped on the bottom with the name of the famous pottery artist, Balbino Lucano, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. The artwork on this casserole is intricate and very endearing. Photo of the bottom of the pottery casserole, showing the name of the artist, Balbino Lucano.
BP-1: Vintage Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely lidded casserole with beautiful, hand-painted rural scenes on a pale green background, stamped on the bottom with the name of the famous pottery artist, Balbino Lucano, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. The artwork on this casserole is intricate and very endearing. This is an important piece by a very famous artist and a collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 16 inches long by 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches high, including the handle.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pottery vase with wonderful, hand-painted scenes of Mexican rural life, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930.
BP-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pottery vase with wonderful, hand-painted scenes of Mexican rural life, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930. The hand-painted decorations on the vase are very intricate and crisp. This is an excellent example of Mexican fine/folk art, at its best. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 4 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part of the vase. Price: $525.
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Native American Indian vintage baskets, a beautiful Chemehuevi olla with wonderful shape and decoration. c. Parker, Arizona, c. 1920.
BP-3: Native American Indian vintage baskets, a beautiful Chemehuevi olla with wonderful shape and decoration. c. Parker, Arizona, c. 1890-1900. This basket is very tightly woven (16 stitches per inch), and the decorations of half-stars are stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 5 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $2900.
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Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pottery owl with beautiful decorations, from the Pueblo of Cochiti, by the famous potter, Damasea Cordero, sister of the famous Helen Cordero, c. 1940's.
BP-4: Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pottery owl with beautiful decorations, from the Pueblo of Cochiti, by the famous potter, Damasea Cordero, sister of Helen Cordero, c. 1940's. The piece is very endearing and whimsical. Condition is very good. Size: 5 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $475.
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Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pot with very fine decoration, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940.
BP-5: Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pot with very fine decoration, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940. The floral decorations are stunning and wonderful. The pot is very well-made. Condition is excellent. Size: 6 1/4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful silver bracelet with a wonderful amethyst stone, signed Carl Quintana, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's.
BP-6: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful silver bracelet with a wonderful amethyst stone, signed Carl Quintana, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's. The bracelet is very clean and elegant, and the amethyst stone is stunning and of very high quality. This is a wonderful piece of Navajo silverwork by the famous, late Carl Quintana. Condition is exellent. Size: 1 1/8 inches high at the stone by 2 1/4 inches wide, with an opening of 3/4 inches. Price: $600.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a fantastic pottery sculpture depicting a whimsical doggie being ridden by jolly devils and snakes, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's.
BP-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a fantastic pottery sculpture depicting a whimsical doggie being ridden by jolly devils and snakes, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. The devils look like they have just made a quick stop for a shot of tasty tequila, and the doggie seems to approve. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 11 inches long by 7 1/2 inches wide. Price: $550.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork art nicho, c. 1950's.

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork art nicho, c. 1950's. The Lady looks down very lovingly, and she is surrounded by wonderful stamped flowers and circles. A closeup photo of Our Lady inside of the tinwork-art nich.
BP-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. The Lady looks down very lovingly, and she is surrounded by wonderful stamped flowers and circles. Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $175.
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Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's.

Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's. The Lady is very beautiful and serene, and her face is stunningly beautiful! A closeup photo of Our Lady's face.
BP-9: Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's. The Lady is very beautiful and serene, and her face is stunningly beautiful! This image of Mary is known throughout Mexico for her many miracles, dating to 1623 when she is said to have saved the life of a young circus performer. She is seen in European style of dress, with a distinctive white, lacy color and a lovely blue cape with red lining which contrasts wonderfully with her white dress embroidered with roses. Very distinctive of the image are the various non-devotional elements which decorate her garments and her halo or crown. Condition is very good, given the age of the painting. There is some very minor wear at the edges of the canvas. Size: 9 1/4 inches wide by 13 inches high, including the lovely wooden frame.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely and very gracelful sterling silver necklace with a wonderful design and very good silver-work, c. 1960's.

Vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely and very gracelful sterling silver necklace with a wonderful design and very good silver-work, c. 1960's. The necklace has been tested and is of sterling; the origin of the necklace is probably not Mexico, but more likely from the United States. Closeup photo of the bottom pendant.
BP-10: Vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely and very graceful sterling silver necklace with a wonderful design and very good silver-work, c. 1960's. The necklace has been tested and is of sterling; the origin of the necklace is probably not Mexico, but more likely from the United States. This is a beautiful and very elegant piece of vintage silver jewelry. Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide at the pendant. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with lovely hand-painted decorations, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features the lovely crested crane, which decorates much of the pottery of Tonala during this period. It is truly lovely and very whimsical and graceful.
BP-11: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with lovely hand-painted decorations, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features the lovely crested crane, which decorates much of the burnished pottery of Tonala during this period. It is truly lovely, and very whimsical and graceful. This is a great piece of Mexican folk-art pottery! Condition is very good. Size: 24 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

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