POCAS COSAS

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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Tlaquepaque pottery vase with a very graceful design and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CB-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Tlaquepaque pottery vase with a very graceful design and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The vase has a very unique glaze of a soft-apple color, and the floral artwork is incredible and very sharp. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 10 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is 4 1/16 inches diameter. Price: $925.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, three lovely Tlaquepaque plates with lovely floral artwork and with wonderful birds, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
CB-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, three lovely Tlaquepaque plates with beautiful floral artwork and with wonderful birds, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The artwork is very crisp and fine, and the three, 6-sided plates are exquisite! They can be sold separately or as a set. Condition of all three is very good. Size: each plate is 5 inches diameter. Price: $195 each, or $540 for the set of three.
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Mexican tinwork art, a wonderful tinwork-art mirror with the shape of a lovely sunburst, Mexico, c. 1950's. The mirror is lovely and will look incredibly great hanging on any wall!
CB-3: Mexican tinwork art, a wonderful tinwork-art mirror with the shape of a lovely sunburst, Mexico, c. 1950's. The mirror is lovely and will look incredibly great hanging on any wall! The tinwork is very fine and graceful. Condition is very good, and the tinwork has a nice patina. Size: 16 inches at the widest parts. Price: $195.
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Native American Indian vintage woodcarvings and totem poles, a beautiful Kwakiutl carved totem pole, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, c. 1950.

Native American Indian vintage woodcarvings and totem poles, a beautiful Kwakiutl carved totem pole, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, c. 1950. The pole has a wonderful frog gracing the top, with a pelican, eagle, and beaver as the crests of the family of the carver. It is very possibly a model for a full-sized totem pole or house post. Photo showing the frog at the top of the pole.
CB-4: Native American Indian vintage woodcarvings and totem poles, a beautiful Kwakiutl carved totem pole, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, c. 1950. The pole has a wonderful frog gracing the top, with a pelican, eagle, and beaver as the crests of the family of the carver. It is very possibly a model for a full-sized totem pole or house post. Condition is very good. Size: 18 inches high by 2 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a wonderful woolen textile with a beautiful design and wonderful color combinations, possibly Mexico City, c. 1930's.
CB-5: Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a wonderful woolen textile with a beautiful design and color combinations, possibly Mexico City, c. 1930's. The style is reminiscent of a Native American moki, with a geometric design in the center matrix. Condition is very good. Size: 70 1/2 inches long by 38 1/2 inches wide. Price: $299.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wooden cross filled on three sides with silver milagros, c. 1950's.
CB-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful wooden cross filled on three sides with silver milagros, c. 1950's. Over 100 milagros cover the cross; the back is painted black and has no milagros attached. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage devotional art! Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide at the arms of the cross, by 1 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.
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Native American Indian vintage woodcarvings and totem poles, a fine woodcarved Haida totem pole, made of cedar and with a wonderful assortment of animals, Alaska or the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, c. 1930.
CB-7: Native American Indian vintage woodcarvings and totem poles, a fine woodcarved Haida totem pole, made of cedar and with a wonderful assortment of animals, Alaska or the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, c. 1930. The totem pole is exceptionally fine and beautiful. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 1 1/2 inches wide by c. 1 inch deep (front to back). Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art mirror with a lovely design, c. 1950's.
CB-8: Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork-art mirror with a lovely design, c. 1950's. The tinwork is excellent, and it features half-sphere bump out's. The design is simple and very elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide. Price: $175.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a set of three wonderful pottery whistles, Metepec, c. 1930's.
CB-9: Mexican vintage folk art, a set of three wonderful pottery whistles, Metepec, c. 1930's. The whistles have varying shapes: a woman, an owl or bird, an Indian with warbonnet. Condition is as seen; it is rare to find these folk art whistles fully intact. Size varies, but each is c. 4 inches high by 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $95 each, or $250 for the set of three.
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The following were new items for the month of July, 2018. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving of an old Navajo woman, signed by the great Navajo folk art woodcarver Johnson Antonio, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1990.

Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving of an old Navajo woman, signed by the great Navajo folk art woodcarver Johnson Antonio, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1990. This is Navajo folk art at its very best, and this piece is highly collectible! A photo of the bottom of the woodcarving, showing the signature of Johnson Antonio.
CA-1: Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving of an old Navajo woman, signed by the great Navajo folk art woodcarver Johnson Antonio, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1990. This is Navajo folk art at its very best, and this piece is highly collectible! The Navajo grandmother is walking with her stick and carrying her spool for weaving. She is shown with her traditional Navajo necklace and jewelry. Condition is very good. Size: 11 3/4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide by 9 inches deep (front to back). Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a whimsical and lovely laquered woodcarving of an airplane with 4 happy passengers, Olinala, c. 1950's.
CA-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a whimsical and lovely laquered woodcarving of an airplane with 4 happy passengers, Olinala, c. 1950's. The airplane is brightly painted and decorated. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches long by 6 3/4 inches wide by 3 inches high with the propeller. Price: $85.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely blue-glazed Tlaquepaque plate with fine artwork featuring a campesino with his faithful ox, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
CA-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely blue-glazed Tlaquepaque plate with fine artwork featuring a campesino with his faithful ox, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The background glazing of the plate is a beautiful blue with hints of green. The effect is incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches diameter. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure of a Mexican vaquero atop his wild and bucking horse, attributed to the Panduro family, most likely Raymundo who loved to depict horses and riders, c. 1930's.
CA-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery figure of a Mexican vaquero atop his wild and bucking horse, attributed to the Panduro family, most likely Raymundo, who loved to depict horses and riders, c. 1930's. The Panduro family name is synonymous with "figuros de barro", figures crafted of clay. This is a museum-quality piece and highly collectible! Very possibly, the rider is intended to be the famous revolutionary, Pancho Villa. Condition is very good. Size: 15 inches high by 10 1/2 inches long by 6 1/2 inches wide. Price: $1200.
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Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware jar with lid, signed Alice Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1980's.
CA-5: Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware jar with lid, signed Alice Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1980's. Blackware pottery is typical of this Pueblo, and the lidded jar is beautifully bunished with a wonderful shine. The shape of the jar and lid are magnificent! Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/2 inches high, including the lid and handle, by 5 inches diameter at the widest part of the jar. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Tlaquepaque pottery plate with a wonderful border surrounding a scene of a deer and a hummingbird, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
CA-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Tlaquepaque pottery plate with a wonderful border surrounding a scene of a deer and a hummingbird, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The artwork is very crisp and the colors are wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches diameter. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
CA-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving of a jaguar, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The jaguar is very muscular and graceful, and the colors are wonderful. The simple, almost primitive construction of the piece is typical of Manuel Jimenez' early work. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches long by 8 inches high, including the raised tail, by 3 inches wide. Price: $250.
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Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a beautifully carved totem pole from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, c. 1930's.

Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a beautifully carved totem pole from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, c. 1930's. The pole served as a model for a full-sized totem pole (16 feet tall), and is signed by Wilson Williams, the Nootka carver. This photo shows the bottom of the pole with the provenance recorded by the collector.
CA-8: Native American Indian folk art and woodcarvings, a beautifully carved totem pole from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, c. 1930's. The pole served as a model for a full-sized totem pole (16 feet tall), and is signed by Wilson Williams, the Nootka carver. The three figures at the top of the pole indicate that this was a totem for a chief, and he had the full-sized pole carved for his first potlach. Condition is very good. Size: 18 3/4 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide at the base, by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $599. It is extremely rare to have the complete provenance of a model totem pole from this period!
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very early petatillo bowl with geometric designs, signed by Agustin Lucano, the originator of the petatillo background hatching pattern, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very early petatillo bowl with geometric designs, signed by Agustin Lucano, the originator of the petatillo background hatching pattern, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920's. The petatillo background (the cross-hatching pattern resembling a straw mat, or petate in Spanish) is extremely fine, and the artwork is clean and crisp. Photo of the bottom of the pot showing the artist's signature.
CA-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very early petatillo bowl with geometric designs, signed by Agustin Lucano, the originator of the petatillo background hatching pattern, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920's. The petatillo background (the cross-hatching pattern resembling a straw mat, or petate in Spanish) is extremely fine, and the artwork is clean and crisp. Condition is very good. Size: 3 inches high by 5 inches diameter at the widest part. Price: $395.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. The artwork is spectacular and features a scene of a crowded plaze, the Mexican eagle with tropical birds on either side, all interspersed with lovely floral designs. Main photo of the arcon.
CA-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a truly beautiful, large arcon, or trunk, of black laquered wood, with incredible artwork, Olinala, c. 1930's. The artwork is spectacular and features a scene of a lovely plaza, the Mexican eagle with tropical birds on either side, all interspersed with lovely floral designs. This piece is a museum-quality treasure! Condition is very good, given the age of this piece. Size: 32 inches long by 15 1/2 inches high by 16 inches wide. Price: $1999.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo sterling silver bracelet with a wonderful turquoise stone, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's.
CA: 11: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo sterling silver bracelet with a wonderful turquoise stone, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The braided silverwork is excellent, and the turquoise stone is of very high quality, possibly blue gem. 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. Price: $385.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of sterling silver dangling earrings with coral, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's.
CA-12: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of sterling silver dangling earrings with coral, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The earrings have a post for pierced ears, and they are extremely graceful and elegant in design! Condition is very good. Size: 2 1/4 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful Tlaquepaque pottery plate with a beige background glaze and incredibly crisp and fine artwork, featuring a graceful tropical bird, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CA-13: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful Tlaquepaque pottery plate with a beige background glaze and incredibly crisp and fine artwork, featuring a graceful tropical bird, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The glazing and the artwork of this piece are exceptional! Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $300.
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Native American Indian vintage folk art and woodcarving, a graceful and lovely model Nootka boat with oars, West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, c. 1960's.

Native American Indian vintage folk art and woodcarving, a graceful and lovely model Nootka boat with oars, West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, c. 1960's. The model whaling boat was carved of cedar by a Nootka chief in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Photo of the bottom of the whaling boat with the provenance.
CA-14: Native American Indian vintage folk art and woodcarving, a graceful and lovely model Nootka boat with oars, West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, c. 1960's. The model whaling boat was carved of cedar by a Nootka chief in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Often, these model boats were carved prior to the carving of full-sized boat, usually from a single cedar log. Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/16 inches long by 5 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 inches high. Price: $325. It is very rare to find the provenance of a model boat glued to the bottom; extremely collectible!
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