POCAS COSAS

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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. The incised images are wonderful, and the scene is surrounded by a lovely border with an Aztec geometric design. Closeup photo of the central design.
CD-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. The incised images are wonderful, and the scene is surrounded by a lovely border with an Aztec geometric design. Condition is good. Size: 11 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $200.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of pottery monkeys in colorful dress, made to hold wonderful mezcal, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
CD-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of pottery monkeys in colorful dress, made to hold wonderful mezcal, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. These monkey bottles exude character and charm. They were sold full of delightful spirits by mezcal vendors! Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $350 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely straw-art picture depicting a Mexican village in the shadows of the volcano, Popocateptl, Puebla, c. 1920.

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely straw-art picture depicting a Mexican village in the shadows of the volcano, Popocateptl, Puebla, c. 1920. The work is almost certainly by the famous Gabriel Olay (G. Olay), given the fineness of the straw-art, the geometrical popote border, and the description of the scene on the bottom front. Closeup photo of the popote art.
CD-3: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a lovely straw-art picture depicting a Mexican village in the shadow of the volcano, Popocateptl, Puebla, c. 1920. The work is almost certainly by the famous Gabriel Olay (G. Olay), given the fineness of the straw-art, the geometrical popote border, and the description of the scene on the bottom front. A stamp on the back of the framed picture indicates that the piece was purchased from the shop of the famous photographer Edward Weston, whose curio store in Mexico City was open between 1918 to c. 1923. The scene is composed of thousands of very fine pieces of dyed grass or straw (popote, in Spanish), an incredibly labor-intensive and beautiful art-form which predates the arrival of the Spanish in the America's. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches high, including the frame. The popote art itself is 8 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high. Price: $725.
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Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century.

Mexican colonial art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. The artwork is masterful, and the faces of St. Anthony and the Child are beautiful and serene! Closeup photo of St. Anthony and the Child Jesus.
CD-4: Mexican colonial devotional art, and Mexican tinwork art and retablos, a stunning retablo depicting Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus, painted on copper and in a handmade wooden frame, Mexico, c. 18th-early 19th century. The artwork is masterful, and the faces of St. Anthony and the Child are beautiful and serene! The woodwork of the handmade frame is wonderful; it could be original to the age of the retablo, or perhaps it was made to house the retablo sometime later. This is a treasure of Mexican colonial art, and certainly by a master. Condition is excellent. Size: 15 1/2 inches wide by 17 inches high, including the frame. The retablo itself is 6 3/4 inches wide by 9 inches high. Price: $2600.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco silver dangling earrings with wonderful repousee work, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CD-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco silver dangling earrings with wonderful repousee work, Taxco, c. 1940's. The earrings are very elegant and graceful, and the silverwork is excellent. Condition is very good. Size: 2 1/4 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery figure of a lovely woman with her shawl and water jar, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery figure of a lovely woman with her shawl and water jar, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The woman is extremely beautiful, and the scene shows a wonderful piece of rural Mexican village life. Closeup photo of the woman's face.
CD-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful pottery figure of a lovely woman with her shawl and water jar, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The woman is extremely beautiful, and the scene shows a wonderful piece of rural Mexican village life. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 6 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $399.
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Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage Saltillo sarapes (serapes), a lovely Saltillo sarape runner with beautiful colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage Saltillo sarapes (serapes), a lovely Saltillo sarape runner with beautiful colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the central medallion of the Saltillo sarap.
CD-7: Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage Saltillo sarapes (serapes), a lovely Saltillo sarape runner with beautiful colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1940's. The stunning camel-colored background and the unique center medallion make this textile very special! Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 39 1/2 inches long by 18 1/2 inches wide. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful Talavera vase by the famous, late Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960.
CD-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a beautiful Talavera vase by the famous, late Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960. The vase has beautiful floral decorations and a Day-of-the Dead central figure. This is Gorky's artistry at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 10 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $399.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of dangling hoop earrings with a lovely turquoise stone, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's.
CD-9: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of dangling hoop earrings with a lovely turquoise stone, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The design of the earrings is simple and very elegant, and the silverwork is outstanding. Condition is very good. Size: 1 3/4 inches long by 1 1/16 inches diameter at the hoop. Price: $225.
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The following were new items for the month of September, 2018. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, Oaxaca, c. 1940.
CC-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, Oaxaca, c. 1940. Beautifully made and primitive in style, the features of Our Lady and of the angel at her feet are very serene and lovely. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/2 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican colonial devotional art, and Mexican colonial woodcarvings, a wooden statue of a saint, most likely St. Dominic, Mexico, c. 17th century.
CC-2: Mexican colonial devotional art, and Mexican colonial woodcarvings, a wooden statue of a saint, most likely St. Dominic, Mexico, c. 17th century. The figure is hand-carved and has glass eyes. St. Dominic is the founder of the Dominican order, so important in the history of colonial Mexico. Condition is remarkable given the age of the piece; at some point, wood-beetles infested the statue. This adds to the wonderful patina and age of the piece. Size: 19 1/16 inches tall by 13 inches wide, at the widest part, by 5 1/2 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage Saltillo sarapes (serapes), a lovely Saltillo sarape with a white background and beautiful center medallion, c. 1930.
CC-4: Mexican vintage textiles, and Mexican vintage Saltillo sarapes (serapes), a lovely Saltillo sarape with a white background and beautiful center medallion, c. 1930. The color combination of the sarape is incredibly beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 77 inches long by 37 3/4 inches wide. Price: $550.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a wonderful sterling silver necklace with very fine repousee silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a wonderful sterling silver necklace with very fine repousee silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. The very elegant design and fine silverwork make this necklace very special and beautiful! Closeup photo of the main part of the Taxco silver necklace.
CC-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a wonderful sterling silver necklace with very fine repousee silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. The very elegant design and fine silverwork make this necklace very special and beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 18 inches long; the main pendant is
2 1/2 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches high. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a lovely and very graceful silver bracelet, signed Ballestereos, Taxco, c. 1940.
CC-6: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a lovely and very graceful silver bracelet, signed Ballestereos, Taxco, c. 1940. The silverwork is clean and excellent, and the bracelet is very elegant in form. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful  paper mache horse on wheels and pulled with a string, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful  paper mache horse on wheels and pulled with a string, c. 1940's. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! A frontal view of the horse.
CC-7: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful paper mache horse on wheels and pulled with a string, c. 1940's. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! The horse has great character and charm, and was obviously much loved by a child. Condition is very good, and the horse has fine patina. Size: 11 inches high by 9 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $195.
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