POCAS COSAS

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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Vintage Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely lidded casserole with beautiful, hand-painted rural scenes on a pale green background, stamped on the bottom with the name of the famous pottery artist, Balbino Lucano, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's.

Vintage Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely lidded casserole with beautiful, hand-painted rural scenes on a pale green background, stamped on the bottom with the name of the famous pottery artist, Balbino Lucano, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. The artwork on this casserole is intricate and very endearing. Photo of the bottom of the pottery casserole, showing the name of the artist, Balbino Lucano.
BP-1: Vintage Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely lidded casserole with beautiful, hand-painted rural scenes on a pale green background, stamped on the bottom with the name of the famous pottery artist, Balbino Lucano, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. The artwork on this casserole is intricate and very endearing. This is an important piece by a very famous artist and a collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 16 inches long by 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches high, including the handle. Price: $1600.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pottery vase with wonderful, hand-painted scenes of Mexican rural life, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930.
BP-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pottery vase with wonderful, hand-painted scenes of Mexican rural life, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930. The hand-painted decorations on the vase are very intricate and crisp. This is an excellent example of Mexican fine/folk art, at its best. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 4 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part of the vase. Price: $525.
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Native American Indian vintage baskets, a beautiful Chemehuevi olla with wonderful shape and decoration. c. Parker, Arizona, c. 1920.
BP-3: Native American Indian vintage baskets, a beautiful Chemehuevi olla with wonderful shape and decoration. c. Parker, Arizona, c. 1890-1900. This basket is very tightly woven (16 stitches per inch), and the decorations of half-stars are stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 5 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $2900.
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Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pottery owl with beautiful decorations, from the Pueblo of Cochiti, by the famous potter, Damasea Cordero, sister of the famous Helen Cordero, c. 1940's.
BP-4: Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pottery owl with beautiful decorations, from the Pueblo of Cochiti, by the famous potter, Damasea Cordero, sister of Helen Cordero, c. 1940's. The piece is very endearing and whimsical. Condition is very good. Size: 5 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $475.
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Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pot with very fine decoration, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940.
BP-5: Native American Indian vintage and antique pottery, a wonderful pot with very fine decoration, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940. The floral decorations are stunning and wonderful. The pot is very well-made. Condition is excellent. Size: 6 1/4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $395.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful silver bracelet with a wonderful amethyst stone, signed Carl Quintana, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's.
BP-6: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful silver bracelet with a wonderful amethyst stone, signed Carl Quintana, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960's. The bracelet is very clean and elegant, and the amethyst stone is stunning and of very high quality. This is a wonderful piece of Navajo silverwork by the famous, late Carl Quintana. Condition is exellent. Size: 1 1/8 inches high at the stone by 2 1/4 inches wide, with an opening of 3/4 inches. Price: $600.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a fantastic pottery sculpture depicting a whimsical doggie being ridden by jolly devils and snakes, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's.
BP-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a fantastic pottery sculpture depicting a whimsical doggie being ridden by jolly devils and snakes, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. The devils look like they have just made a quick stop for a shot of tasty tequila, and the doggie seems to approve. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 11 inches long by 7 1/2 inches wide. Price: $550.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork art nicho, c. 1950's.

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork art nicho, c. 1950's. The Lady looks down very lovingly, and she is surrounded by wonderful stamped flowers and circles. A closeup photo of Our Lady inside of the tinwork-art nich.
BP-8: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a lovely pottery statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a finely shaped and stamped tinwork-art nicho, c. 1950's. The Lady looks down very lovingly, and she is surrounded by wonderful stamped flowers and circles. Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $175.
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Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's.

Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's. The Lady is very beautiful and serene, and her face is stunningly beautiful! A closeup photo of Our Lady's face.
BP-9: Mexican antique devotional art, and Mexican Colonial paintings and fine art, a beautiful painting of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, c. 1800's. The Lady is very beautiful and serene, and her face is stunningly beautiful! This image of Mary is known throughout Mexico for her many miracles, dating to 1623 when she is said to have saved the life of a young circus performer. She is seen in European style of dress, with a distinctive white, lacy color and a lovely blue cape with red lining which contrasts wonderfully with her white dress embroidered with roses. Very distinctive of the image are the various non-devotional elements which decorate her garments and her halo or crown. Condition is very good, given the age of the painting. There is some very minor wear at the edges of the canvas. Size: 9 1/4 inches wide by 13 inches high, including the lovely wooden frame. Price: $950.
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Vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely and very gracelful sterling silver necklace with a wonderful design and very good silver-work, c. 1960's.

Vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely and very gracelful sterling silver necklace with a wonderful design and very good silver-work, c. 1960's. The necklace has been tested and is of sterling; the origin of the necklace is probably not Mexico, but more likely from the United States. Closeup photo of the bottom pendant.
BP-10: Vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely and very graceful sterling silver necklace with a wonderful design and very good silver-work, c. 1960's. The necklace has been tested and is of sterling; the origin of the necklace is probably not Mexico, but more likely from the United States. This is a beautiful and very elegant piece of vintage silver jewelry. Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide at the pendant. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with lovely hand-painted decorations, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features the lovely crested crane, which decorates much of the pottery of Tonala during this period. It is truly lovely and very whimsical and graceful.
BP-11: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with lovely hand-painted decorations, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork features the lovely crested crane, which decorates much of the burnished pottery of Tonala during this period. It is truly lovely, and very whimsical and graceful. This is a great piece of Mexican folk-art pottery! Condition is very good. Size: 24 inches diameter. Price: $1500.
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The following were new items for the month of July, 2017. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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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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