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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of an endearing donkey, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
BR-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of an endearing donkey, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! The donkey is beautifully decorated. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 10 inches long by
3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $135.
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Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
BR-2: Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The tinwork art mirror has a wonderful undulating form, and it is wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 12 3/4 inches high by 10 1/4 inches wide. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunning pottery bowl with a beautiful black background and a starry night pattern, and highly intricate artwork decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunning pottery bowl with a beautiful black background and a starry night pattern, and highly intricate artwork decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's. The bowl is wonderfully decorated with graceful animals, and it has a beautiful floral-patterned border. Closeup photo of the animals on the front of the bowl.
BR-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunning pottery bowl with a beautiful black background and a starry night pattern, and highly intricate artwork decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's. The bowl is wonderfully decorated with graceful animals, and it has a beautiful floral-patterned border. This is vintage Mexican pottery at its very best! Condition is excellent. Size: 11 1/4 inches wide by 3 inches high or deep (top to bottom). Price: $635.
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Native American Indian woodcarving and folk art, a beautiful wood-carved figure of a whale, Northwest Coast, perhaps Kwaiutl, c. 1940's, cedar, unsigned.
BR-4: Native American Indian woodcarving and folk art, a beautiful wood-carved figure of a whale, Northwest Coast, perhaps Kwaiutl, c. 1940's, cedar, unsigned. The figure has a lovely, symmetrical shape, and is beautifully carved. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches long by 3 1/2 inches high by 2 inches wide. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the turquoise has a blue color, almost like the clear water of a glacier, and with a pale and lovely matrix. Closeup photo of one turquoise stone.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the turquoise has a blue color, almost like the clear water of a glacier, and with a pale and lovely matrix. Photo showing the beautiful stone at the base of the necklace.
BR-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent and is marked 925, and the turquoise has a blue color, almost like the clear water of a glacier, with a pale and lovely matrix. It is extremely graceful and elegant, and it lays beautifully around the neck. Condition is very good. Size: 20 inches total length. The silver medallion at the base of the necklace is 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide. The silver and turquoise pendants along the sides are 1 1/4 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide. Price: $1100.
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Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a lovely Saltillo sarape (serape) of very fine wool, and with glorious colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a lovely Saltillo sarape (serape) of very fine wool, and with glorious colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1930's. The center medallion and decorative side-bars are of fine wool with silk. Closeup photo of the center medallion.
BR-6: Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a lovely Saltillo sarape (serape) of very fine wool, and with glorious colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1930's. The center medallion and decorative side-bars are of fine wool with silk. The fringe is intact at both ends and is very beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 78 1/2 inches long by 38 inches wide. Price: $775.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a beautiful Navajo woven pictorial textile, decorated with the image of a beautiful Indian maiden, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's.
BR-7: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a beautiful Navajo woven pictorial textile, decorated with the image of a beautiful Indian maiden, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The pictorial textile has been stretched and mounted on a black cloth and placed within a wooden frame. Condition is good. Size: 12 3/4 inches wide by 14 1/4 inches high. Price: $215.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings, with lovely stamping, in the form of Comanche concho belts, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940-50's.
BR-8: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings, with lovely stamping, in the form of Comanche concho belts, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940-50's. The stamping on the circular earrings is a cross, representing the four directions. The earrings are elegant and make a great statement! Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $215.
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The following were new items for the month of September, 2017. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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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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