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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting Santa Liberata tied to a cross, Mexico, c. 1920.
BO-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely retablo painted on tin depicting Santa Liberata tied to a cross, Mexico, c. 1920. The saint has a beautiful face, and the retablo is stunning! Legend has it that Santa Liberata was one of nine children who all became Christians. Her father wanted Liberata to marry the king of Sicily, but she had taken a vow to remain a virgin. After praying for help, she miraculously grew a beard and mustache, at which point the king of Sicily withdrew as a suiter. Her father was furious and had Liberata crucified for defying his wishes. She is the patron saint of women with burdensome husbands or unwanted suitors. The retablo is in good condition. Size: 10 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art blue, raging bull with matadors all over his back, attributed to the late Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's.
BO-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful folk-art blue, raging bull with matadors all over his back, attributed to the late Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Matadors, smaller bulls, and bull-agitators straddle the blue bull's back. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art by a master artist! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 14 1/2 inches long by 6 inches wide. Price: $675.
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Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo-style sarapes, a beautiful sarape with a lovely image of the Mexican flag, with the eagle and serpent, atop a beautiful cactus, c. 1930.
BO-3: Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo-style sarapes (serapes), a beautiful sarape with a lovely image of the Mexican flag, with the eagle and serpent, atop a beautiful cactus, c. 1930. The image is wonderful, and the colors are bright and unfaded. Fringes are intact. Condition is very good, and the wool is very finely and tightly woven. This is a great piece of Mexican weaving and Mexican folk art! Size: 48 inches long by 23 1/4 inches wide. Price: $395.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver ring with a stone of lovely jet, signed EB on the inside, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950.
BO-4: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver ring with a stone of lovely jet, signed EB on the inside, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950. The ring is stunning, and the black jet stone is of very high quality. This is a very elegant and graceful piece of vintage Navajo silver jewelry! Condition is very good. Size: the silver ring is a size 8. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver necklace and matching earrings set, with wonderful amethyst stones, Taxco, c. 1940's.
BO-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver necklace and matching earrings set, with wonderful amethyst stones, Taxco, c. 1940's. The necklace and earrings are simply magnificent. The necklace is signed "Vestor" and bears the eagle stamp #3. The silver-work is excellent. This is a very elegant and graceful set of Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry! Condition is very good. Size: the necklace is 14 1/2 inches total length, and the links are 1/4 inches wide. The silver and amethyst shell at the base of the necklace is 1 1/2 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide. The earrings are 1 inch wide by 1 1/16 inches long. Price: $595 for the set.
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The following were new items for the month of June, 2017. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of bulls stacked on top of one another, in the form of a tree-of-life, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's.
BN-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of bulls stacked on top of one another, in the form of a tree-of-life, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. This is very possibly a piece by the famous folk artist of Acatlan, Heron Martinez, who loved to depict wonderful animals and scenes reminiscent of the circus. The animals are beautifully and very colorfully decorated. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 6 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $285.
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Mexican pottery and ceramics, a beautiful ceramic jar with a lid, very beautifully decorated, by the renowned Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960.
BN-2: Mexican pottery and ceramics, a beautiful ceramic jar with a lid, very beautifully decorated, by the renowned Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, c. 1960. The tibor is signed on the bottom by Gorky, who passed away in 2016. The incredibly beautiful and graceful floral decorations are typical of Gorky's work. Condition is excellent. Size: 10 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $475.
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Guatemalan folk art, and Guatemalan woodcarving and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of an armadillo with wonderful form and great hand-painted decoration.
BN-3: Guatemalan folk art, and Guatemalan woodcarving and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of an armadillo with wonderful form and great hand-painted decoration. This is a great piece of Guatemalan folk art! The piece has great personality and charm. Condition is excellent. Size: 7 inches high by 14 inches long by 3 1/4 inches wide. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery jar or olla with wonderful decoratings including a whimsical rabbit, Michoacan, c. 1950's.
BN-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery jar or olla with wonderful decorations, including a whimsical rabbit, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The Patzcuaro water jar has a beautiful form and wonderful hand-painted decorations, including the bunny and floral decorations. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing charro partner, c. 1930's.
BN-5: Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, and vintage Mexican folk art, a lovely pair of straw-art paintings depicting a lovely senorita and her dashing partner, c. 1930's. The woman has lovely braids and is carring a water jar. The man sports a wonderful charro sombrero and is holding a beautiful woven mat, or petate. Both are beautifully dressed in traditional clothing. The straw-art is created using thousands of pieces of dyed straw or grass, a very laborious and wonderful art-form. Condition is very good. Size: each picture measures 15 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $500 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The smaller size of these casseroles makes them very rare. Each is beautifully decorated.
BN-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two very small pottery casseroles in the form of nesting hens or chickens, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The smaller size of these casseroles makes them very rare. Each is beautifully decorated. The second photo shows these pieces next to a more common-sized nesting hen casserole, to give an idea of scale. Condition is very good. Size: the blackware piece is 5 1/4 inches high by 5 inches long by 4 inches wide. The cream-colored nesting hen is 6 inches high by 6 inches long by 4 1/10 inches wide. Price: the blackware hen is $165; the cream-colored hen casserole is $175.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980.
BN-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. The candleholders have a very beautiful cream-colored background glaze, decorated with darker brown lines. Wonderful small angels hold the candles. The couple is dressed in traditional clothing of the village on Lake Patzcuaro. This is the typical pottery style of Tzintzunzan, and it is very beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: each is 7 inches long (front to back) by 5 inches wide by 6 3/4 inches high. Price: $190 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage textiles and serapes (sarapes), and blouses and huipiles, a cotton blouse and pants set with extraordinarily fine embroidery, Guerrero, 1950's.
BN-8: Mexican vintage textiles and serapes (sarapes), and blouses and huipiles, a cotton blouse and pants set with extraordinarily fine embroidery, Guerrero, 1950's. The set is decorated with over 500 embroidered animals on the front and back sides of both pieces. It is rare to find a complete set, with blouse and pants. Condition is very good. Size: the blouse is 22 inches top to bottom and 23 1/2 inches wide. The pants are 29 1/2 inches long by c. 14 1/2 inches wide, with an adjustable waist. Price: $275 for the set.
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Mexican vintage jewelry, a beautiful pair of gold and coral earrings in a traditional colonial style, c. 1900.

Mexican vintage jewelry, a beautiful pair of gold and coral earrings in a traditional colonial style, c. 1900. The earrings are 14K gold and have incredible detail with mini-spheres and braiding. The coral is stunning and the color compliments the color of the gold. A c loseup photo of one earring.
BN-9: Mexican vintage jewelry, a beautiful pair of gold and coral earrings in a traditional colonial style, c. 1900. The earrings are 14K gold and have incredible detail, with mini-spheres and braiding. The coral is stunning, and the color compliments that of the gold. These are treasures! Condition is excellent. Size: each measures 2 1/16 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Price: $725.
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Mexican vintage textiles and serapes (sarapes), a lovely Saltillo sarape with a wonderful avocado-green background and intricate center medallion, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage textiles and serapes (sarapes), a lovely Saltillo sarape with a wonderful avocado-green background and intricate center medallion, c. 1930's. The sarape is of very fine wool, with silk in the center medallion and decorative sidebars. Closeup photo of the silk center medallion.
BN-10: Mexican vintage textiles and serapes (sarapes), a lovely Saltillo serape with a wonderful avocado-green background and intricate center medallion, c. 1930's. The serape is of very fine wool, with silk in the center medallion and decorative sidebars. This piece is extremely beautiful and highly collectible! Condition is good; there are some very minor repairs, as shown in two photos in the Gallery. Size: 46 1/2 inches long, including the fringe at both ends, by 22 1/2 inches wide. Price: $185.
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Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bowl decorated with the traditional "Awanyu" symbol (a horned and plumed serpent, also known as "Kolowisi", San Ildefonso Pueblo c. 1980.
BN-11: Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bowl decorated with the traditional "Awanyu" symbol (a horned and plumed serpent, also known as "Kolowisi"), San Ildefonso Pueblo, c. 1980. The piece is made by the famous San Ildefonso potter, Juan Tafoya, and is signed on the bottom. This is an exquisite piece of San Ildefonso pottery! Condition is excellent. Size: 3 3/4 inches high by 6 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930.

Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930.
BN-12: Mexican vintage straw-art (popote art or popotillo), and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful straw-art picture of a busy mercado, set under the shade of lovely trees, c. 1930. The scene, composed using thousands of pieces of minute dyed straw or grass, popote, in Spanish, shows people negotiating in an animated mercado. This is simply wonderful folk art! Condition is excellent. Size: the piece as mounted with beige matting and in a fine frame is 17 1/2 inches high by 19 inches wide. The actual popote picture is 7 1/2 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide. It is signed on the mat below the actual popotillo picture, S.R. Mondaz.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes, and Mexican vintage blouses and huipiles, a beautiful Saltillo serape (sarape) with a lovely brown background and a lovely woolen and silk center medallion, c. 1930's.
BN-13: Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes, and Mexican vintage blouses and huipiles, a beautiful Saltillo serape (sarape) with a lovely brown background and an incredibly beautiful woolen and silk center medallion, c. 1930's. The serape is very colorful, and the wool and silk are extremely fine. The unique brown background and the wonderful color-combination of the serape make this highly collectible. Condition is excellent. Size: 78 inches long by 37 1/2 inches wide. Price: $695.
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Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes, and Mexican vintage blouses and huipiles, a beautiful Saltillo serape (sarape) with a lovely turquoise  background and a lovely woolen and silk center medallion, c. 1930's.
BN-14: Mexican vintage textiles and Saltillo serapes, and Mexican vintage blouses and huipiles, a beautiful Saltillo serape (sarape) with a lovely turquoise background and a wonderful woolen and silk center medallion, c. 1930's. The decorative sidebars of wool and silk feature lovely bands of flowers, something which makes this textile truly unique and highly collectible! Condition is very good. Size: 81 inches long by 38 inches wide. Price: $475.
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