POCAS COSAS

The Finest in Mexican and Native American Arts
and Antiques

 

NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

 

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Mexican vintage tinwork art and metal art, a lovely wall sconce of wrought iron, c. 1950's.
DB-1: Mexican vintage tinwork art and metal art, a lovely wall sconce of wrought iron, c. 1950's. The sconce is made to hold one candle, and it has a lovely form. Condition is very good. Size: 20 inches high by
10 1/16 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches deep (front to back) including the candle stand. Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood carving of a dog, signed on the bottom by the famous folk artist Quirino Santiago Cruz of Etla, Oaxaca, c. 1960.
DB-2: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood carving of a dog, signed on the bottom by the famous folk artist Quirino Santiago Cruz of Etla, Oaxaca, c. 1960. The "animalito" is beautifully carved and painted. This is great Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/2 inches long, including the tail, by 1 1/2 inches high by 2 inches wide. Price: $75.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30.
DB-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman, with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30. Photoescultura is a uniquely Mexican artform, and usually depicted images of the well-to-do. Condition is very good; there is slight loss of shellac, normal given the age of the piece. Size: 11 3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $325.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo silver ring with a very lovely turquoise stone (very possibly Cerrillos), with beautiful stamping and a lovely design, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940.
DB-4: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo silver ring with a very lovely turquoise stone (very possibly Cerrillos), with beautiful stamping and a lovely design, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940. The silverwork is exceptional and the design of the ring is very elegant. Condition is very good. Size: finger-size is 12 1/2. Price: $165.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo woven woolen textiles and rugs, a wonderful pictorial woolen weaving featuring a wonderful dog, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's.
DB-5: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo woven woolen textiles and rugs, a beautiful Navajo pictorial woolen weaving featuring a wonderful dog, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The textile is very finely woven of naturally colored wool. Condition is very good. Size: 29 1/2 inches wide by 26 inches high. Price: $425.
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Native American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of traditional hoop-style Navajo earrings of silver and turquoise, c. 1950's.

Native American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of traditional hoop-style Navajo earrings of silver and turquoise, c. 1950's. The earrings are extremely graceful and elegant. Closeup photo of one earring.
DB-6: Native American vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of traditional hoop-style Navajo earrings of silver and turquoise, c. 1950's. The earrings are extremely graceful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size:
1 1/16 inches long by 1 inch at the widest part. Price: $135 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics,  a pair of octagonal pottery plates with a lovely blue glazed background and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DB-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pair of octagonal pottery plates with a lovely blue glazed background and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The blue glaze has a wonderful appearance, much like a fresh water color. They are stamped on the back with the Arias stamp. Condition is very good. Size: each plate measures 8 1/4 inches square. Price: $400 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art retablo depicting the lovely image of "The Spirit of Mary" with the image of the Holy Spirit as a dove above her chest, c. 1930 or earlier.
DB-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely tinwork art retablo depicting the beautiful and serene image of "The Spirit of Mary" with the Holy Spirit as a dove above her chest, c. 1930 or earlier. The image of Mary is endearing and very wonderful. Condition is good, given the age of the piece; it does show normal wear. Size: 6 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco silver earrings with a wonderful and graceful design and fine silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco silver earrings with a wonderful and graceful design and fine silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. They have a Hector Aguilar design, but are not signed by him. A closeup photo of one earring.
DB-9: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco silver earrings with a wonderful and graceful design and fine silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. They have a Hector Aguilar design, but are not signed by him. Condition is very good. Size: 1 3/4 inches long by 3/4 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $125.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Taxco silver necklace with wonderful repousee silverwork and a lovely and elegant design, Taxco, c. 1940's.
DB-10: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Taxco silver necklace with wonderful repousee silverwork and a lovely and elegant design, Taxco, c. 1940's. The necklace is stunningly beautiful. Condition is very good. Size: 16 inches long by 1/2 inch, the width of the silver leaves. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery pig with fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's.
DB-11: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery pig with fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. The background glazing is wonderful, and the floral artwork is exceptional. The piggy is very endearing. Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches long, from snoot to tail, by 5 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high. Price: $95.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished pottery vase with intricate and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DB-12: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished pottery vase with intricate and wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The vase has a beautiful form, and the artwork is exceptional. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $475.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo silver and turquoise ring with a lovely turquoise stone, very likely Cerrillos, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's.

Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo silver and turquoise ring with a lovely turquoise stone, very likely Cerrillos, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The quality of the turquoise is incredible. A side view of the ring.
DB-13: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo silver and turquoise ring with a lovely turquoise stone, very likely Cerrillos, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1950's. The quality of the turquoise is incredible, and the silverwork is very fine. Condition is very good. Size: finger-size 9. Price: $115.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Taxco silver necklace with beautiful amethyst, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Taxco silver necklace with beautiful amethyst, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is exceptional, and the amethyst is of very high quality. A closeup photo of the main pendant.
DA-1: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Taxco silver necklace with beautiful amethyst, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is exceptional, and the amethyst is of very high quality. The necklace is very elegant and graceful. Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/4 inches long. The central pendant of amethyst inlaid with silver bezels is 2 1/4 inches wide by 1 1/16 inches long, not including the silver dangles. Price: $575.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery burnished charger decorated with lovely protea, flowers native to this area of Jalisco, all done in beautiful colors, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DA-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery burnished charger decorated with lovely protea, flowers native to this area of Jalisco, all done in beautiful colors, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The wonderful colors and the lovely flowers make this a very special piece! Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $395.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting Padre Miguel Hidalgo, the father of the Mexican revolution of 1810, Oaxaca, c. 1930's.
DA-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture depicting Padre Miguel Hidalgo, the father of the Mexican revolution of 1810, Oaxaca, c. 1930's. This style of Oaxacan pottery is referred to as "losa goteada" or dripware, and this piece is attributed to the Jimenez family. It is a rare and very special piece! Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep, front to back. Price: $550.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely clay statue of a graceful woman with a bird, attributed to the famous artist, Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's.
DA-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely clay statue of a graceful woman with a bird, attributed to the famous artist, Heron Martinez, of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. Before becoming famous, Heron Martinez created many utilitarian pieces, including plant holders, water jars, frog pots, and lovely statues like this one. Many are of natural terra cotta red, or black clay. Someone converted the statue into a lamp; very clever and well-done. Condition is good. Size: 27 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $295.
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Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of  Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area.

Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of  Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area. Closeup photo of Christ's face.
DA-5: Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area. The carving has lovely patina, and the figure of Christ is very solemn and beautiful, and is decorated with real horse-hair. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 37 inches high, when standing in the box-stand, by 21 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep (front to back of the figure of Christ. The wooden box stand is 8 1/16 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $1400.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles and dresses, a lovely 2-piece Navajo traditional woman's wearing dress, with identical front and back panels, and of hand-spun wool, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1980's.
DA-6: Native American Indian vintage textiles and dresses, a lovely 2-piece Navajo traditional woman's wearing dress, with identical front and back panels, and of hand-spun wool, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1980's. Colors are wonderful with natural brown wool, and indigo and cochineal dyes. Condition is very good. Size: 38 1/2 inches long by 25 1/16 wide. Price: $675.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles and weaving, a beautiful pair of pillows made with a repurposed Navajo blanket, Arizona or New Mexico. The original textile is probably from the 1930's, and the pillows have matching center diamonds of the original weaving.
DA-7: Native American Indian vintage textiles and weaving, and Navajo rugs and textiles, a beautiful pair of pillows made with a repurposed Navajo blanket, Arizona or New Mexico. The original textile is probably from the 1930's, and the pillows have matching center diamonds of the original weaving. Colors are crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Price: $150 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewely, a lovely and very graceful pair of silver earrings, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewely, a lovely and very graceful pair of silver earrings, Taxco, c. 1940's. The design is incredibly and the silverwork is exceptional. A photo showing the pair of Taxco silver jewelry earringa.
DA-8: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewely, a lovely and very graceful pair of silver earrings, Taxco, c. 1940's. The design is incredibly and the silverwork is exceptional. Condition is very good. Size: 1 3/4 inches long by 1 inch at the widest part. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco sterling silver earrings with a lovely spherical design, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco sterling silver earrings with a lovely spherical design, Taxco, c. 1940's. The earrings are extremely graceful and elegant. A photo showing both earrings.
DA-9: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco sterling silver earrings with a lovely spherical design, Taxco, c. 1940's. The earrings are extremely graceful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/16 inches long by 1/2 inch wide at the widest part. Price: $175.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. It is made of natural terra cotta red clay, and it is stunning. A photo of the deer at the base of the Heron Martinez tree-of-life.
DA-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, an incredible pottery tree-of-life, in the form of a trellis decorated with birds and flowers, and with a wonderful deer at its base, by the famous Heron Martinez of Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. It is made of natural terra cotta red clay, and it is stunning. This is a wonderful example of Mexican folk art at its best! Condition is good; there is a repair on the back of the trellis near the top, and some wax in the candle holders which can be fairly easily removed. Delivery can be discussed. Size: 33 inches high by 23 inches wide, at the widest part, by 11 1/2 inches deep, front to back. Price: $3800.
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