POCAS COSAS

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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 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. Price: $1400.
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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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The following were new items for the month of December, 2017. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage rugs and textiles, a lovely Crystal rug with wonderful designs and colors, Crystal, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's.
BT-1: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage rugs and textiles, a lovely Crystal rug with wonderful designs and colors, Crystal, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The design elements are reminiscent of the famous Navajo "eye-dazzler" textile. One corner tassle is missing, and the rug has not been cleaned; otherwise, condition is very good. Size: 50 1/2 inches long by 34 1/16 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage rugs and textiles, a beautiful Navajo rug with all natural colors of wool, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's.
BT-2: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage rugs and textiles, a beautiful Navajo rug with all natural colors of wool, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The center design element is lovely, and the border is simply wonderful! The design of the rug is a bit in the style of J.B. Moore, the famous trader. The textile has not been cleaned and the outer rim could be restrung with corner tassles; otherwise, condition is very good. Size: 69 1/2 inches long by 43 1/2 inches wide. Price: $625.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo bracelet with excellent silverwork and three very special pieces of great turquoise, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1970's.
BT-3: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo bracelet with excellent silverwork and three very special pieces of great turquoise, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1970's. The bracelet is signed on the inside, W. Spencer. The shades of color within the pieces of turquoise are varied and lovely. Condition is very good. Size: 2 3/8 inches wide (side to side) by 2 inches high. The opening for the wrist is 1 1/4 inches. Price: $925.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a sterling silver necklace with five lovely squash-blossoms of silver and wonderful turquoise, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's.

Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a sterling silver necklace with five lovely squash-blossoms of silver and wonderful turquoise, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent and the turquoise in each squash-blossom is very lovely with a beautiful matrix. Closeup photo of the squash-blossoms.
BT-4: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a sterling silver necklace with five lovely squash-blossoms of silver and wonderful turquoise, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent and the turquoise in each squash-blossom is very lovely with a beautiful matrix. Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/2 inches total length, including the clasp. The five squash-blossoms are 1 1/2 inches high by 3/4 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $395.
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Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's.
BT-5: Mexican tinwork art, and Mexican folk art, a beautiful tinwork-art mirror with lovely colors, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. The tinwork is excellent, and the overall effect of the colors and floral designs are spectacular. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 101/4 inches wide. Price: $75.
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Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's.
BT-6: Peruvian pottery and ceramics, and Peruvian folk art, a wonderful pottery Nativity scene with lovely colors, Peru, c. 1970's. The Holy Family is beautiful, and the animals at their feet are very lovely and endearing! Condition is very good. Size: the Holy Family is 11 inches high by 6 inches wide at the widest part. The larger animals are 4 inches high by 5 1/4 inches long. Price: $225.
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Native American Indian antique baskets, a beautiful Tlingit basket of spruce root, with lovely colored imbrication which only shows on the outside, c. 1900.
BT-7: Native American Indian antique baskets, a beautiful Tlingit basket of spruce root, with lovely colored imbrication which only shows on the outside, c. 1900. The colors of the external decorations are lovely. Condition of the polychrome basket is very good, especially given its age. Size: 4 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide at the widest part. This is a sweet piece for the discerning collector of Indian baskets! Price: $675.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredibly lovely burnished pottery charger with exquisite, detailed artwork, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredibly lovely burnished pottery charger with exquisite, detailed artwork, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features lovely birds and the very exotic "flor de Tonala." Closeup photo of the two lovely birds near the top of the Tonala burnished charger.
BT-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredibly lovely burnished pottery charger with exquisite, detailed artwork, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features lovely birds and the very exotic "flor de Tonala." The burnishing process involves polishing the pottery piece with a soft stone which imparts a lovely shine. This is a fantastic example of vintage pottery from the pottery center of Tonala, outside of Guadalajara. Condition is very good. Size: 20 1/4 inches diameter.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery charger with a black background and decorated with a beautiful and graceful exotic bird or egret, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1950's.
BT-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery charger with a black background and decorated with a beautiful and graceful exotic bird or egret, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1950's. The hand-painted decorations on the charger are stunning, and the overall effect is bold and incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 20 inches diameter. Price: $675.
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Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery seed pot or "vulcano pot", signed by the famous Acoma potter, Lucy M. Lewis, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950's.

Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery seed pot or "vulcano pot", signed by the famous Acoma potter, Lucy M. Lewis, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950's. The pot has a lovely form and is beautifully decorated. Photo showing the bottom of the pot with Lucy Lewis' signature.
BT-10: Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery seed pot or "vulcano pot", signed by the famous Acoma potter, Lucy M. Lewis, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950's. The pot has a lovely form and is beautifully decorated. Lucy Lewis is one of the most famous and valued potters in the recent history of Acoma, the Sky City. This is a great piece of art and of history. Condition is very good. Size: 4 1/2 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $425.
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Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's.
BT-11: Mexican pottery and ceramics, and Mexican folk art, a wonderful 9-piece Nativity Set, by the famous folk artist of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Josephina Aguilar, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. This is a beautiful Nativity Set, and each piece displays great personality. Condition of all pieces of the set is very good. Size: most pieces measure c. 7 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide, the exceptions being the baby Jesus and the wonderful cow. Price: $325 for the set.
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Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's.
BT-12: Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. The doggie is of natural wood color with lovely black spots of watercolor. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art; beautiful in its grace and simplicity. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide at the widest part, by 1 1/2 inches high. Price: $75.
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