POCAS COSAS

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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

 

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Guatemalan vintage textiles, and Guatemalan vintage huipiles and blouses, a very beautiful huipil from the village of Amolonga, with very intricate and lovely embroidery work, Guatemala, c. 1950's.
CS-1: Guatemalan vintage textiles, and Guatemalan vintage huipiles and blouses, a very beautiful huipil from the village of Amolonga, with very intricate and lovely embroidery work, Guatemala, c. 1950's. The textile is tightly woven, and the colors are spectacular! Condition is very good. Size: 24 1/2 inches wide by 22 1/2 inches high, top of shoulder to waist. Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a candlelabra in the form of a lovely woman riding atop her steer, attributed to the great Heron Matinez during his burnished natural period, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.
CS-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a candlelabra in the form of a lovely woman riding atop her steer, attributed to the great Heron Matinez during his burnished natural period, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The piece is beautifully formed and burnished. The work of Heron Martinez is highly prized and very collectible. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 4 1/2 inches diameter, not including the candleholders. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and very colorful tree-of-life, with beautiful decorations and a wonderful bird near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's.
CS-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful and very colorful tree-of-life, with beautiful decorations and a wonderful bird near the base, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's. The large tree-of-life is attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo and is in the style of the Castillo family. Condition is very good. Size: 21 inches high by 15 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is 6 inches diameter. Price: $875.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful petatillo (cross-hatching in the background, resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish) pottery pitcher, with beautiful and intricate decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful petatillo (cross-hatching in the background, resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish) pottery pitcher, with beautiful and intricate decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.The artwork, featuring lovely floral decorations, is spectacular.
CS-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful petatillo (cross-hatching in the background, resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish) pottery pitcher, with beautiful and intricate decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The artwork, featuring lovely floral decorations, is spectacular. Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide, not including the handle. Price: $495.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a batea made from a laquered gourd and beautifully decorated, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, c. 1950.
CS-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a batea made from a laquered gourd and beautifully decorated, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, c. 1950. These bateas are traditionally filled with fruit and carried atop women's heads in processions to the local church on important feast days. The laquer background is green with pale pink flowers. The effect is beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches diameter at the mouth by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $375.
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Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics. a very lovely pottery dish decorated with two wonderful birds and floral designs, signed on the bottom by artist Paulita Pacheco (1943-2008), the Kewa Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico, c. 1970.
CS-6: Native American Indian vintage pottery and ceramics. a very lovely pottery dish decorated with two wonderful birds and floral designs, signed on the bottom by artist Paulita Pacheco (1943-2008), the Kewa Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico, c. 1970. The artwork is very crisp and beautiful. Pacheco's work is found in many museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Condition is excellent. Size: 13 1/4 inches diameter at the mouth by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $975.
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Native American Indian vintage basketry and weaving, a wonderful basketry covered bottle, Makah, Washington state, c. 1940.

Native American Indian vintage basketry and weaving, a wonderful basketry covered bottle, Makah, Washington state, c. 1940. The weaving features wonderful images of eagles and fish. A closeup photo showing a wonderful eagle.
CS-7: Native American Indian vintage basketry and weaving, a wonderful basketry covered bottle, Makah, Washington state, c. 1940. The weaving features wonderful images of eagles and fish. The bottle is completely covered with twined weaving of cedar and straw. The work is very fine and beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 8 inches high by 3 1/2 inches diameter, at the widest part. Price: $495.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful canteen-like vase, often referred to as a wedding vase, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful canteen-like vase, often referred to as a wedding vase, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The vase is beautifully glazed and the artwork is very crisp and wonderful. A photo of the second side of the vase.
CS-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful canteen-like vase, often referred to as a wedding vase, San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The vase is beautifully glazed and the artwork is very crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 7 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $375.
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New Mexican vintage serapes and textiles, and Chimayo vintage textiles, a very beautiful Chimayo woven textile with a lovely brown background and fine decorative elements, Chimayo, Northern New Mexico, c. 1940.
CR-1: New Mexican vintage serapes and textiles, and Chimayo vintage textiles, a very beautiful Chimayo woven textile with a lovely brown background and fine decorative elements, Chimayo, Northern New Mexico, c. 1940. The color scheme is very natural and warm; this is a very beautiful vintage Chimayo textile. The center medallion is especially wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 58 1/2 inches long by 28 inches wide. Price: $295.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican tinwork art, a beautifully painted exvoto, painted on tin, depicting Animas (souls in Purgatory) and a woman praying to the Crucified Christ on their behalf and that they be granted entrance to Heaven, Mexico, c. 1900.
CR-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and vintage Mexican tinwork art, a beautifully painted exvoto, painted on tin, depicting Animas (souls in Purgatory) and a woman praying to the Crucified Christ on their behalf, that they be granted entrance to Heaven, Mexico, c. 1900. The painting is very crisp and lovely. An exvoto is a petition painted on tin, or a form of thanks for a petition or prayer which has been answered. The Animas of this exvoto are a king, two women, and a bishop. Condition is very good; there is natural wear, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 inches high by 10 inches wide. Price: $325.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with lovely artwork and a wonderful petatillo background (a cross-hatching pattern resembling a straw mat or petate), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CR-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery charger with lovely artwork and a wonderful petatillo background (a cross-hatching pattern resembling a straw mat or petate), Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artists who created this pottery would sit on straw mats, or petates, in Spanish, which gave them the idea for the petatillo background. This piece has great artwork, featuring a Mexican village scene, framed by a beautiful border. Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $675.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's.
CR-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is hand-adzed and laquered. The artwork is crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 14 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $275.
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Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pot with the San Ildefonso Pueblo feather design, signed on the bottom Santana and Adam, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940-50's.
CR-5: Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pot with the San Ildefonso Pueblo feather design, signed on the bottom "Santana and Adam," San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940-50's. The pot or jar has magnificent artwork and a beautiful black sheen. This is a great piece of Pueblo Indian pottery by two very famous San Ildefonso potters. Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches high by 6 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $1200.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of repoussee dangling silver earrings with a very graceful form and good silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's.
CR-6: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of repousse dangling silver earrings with a very graceful form and good silverwork, Taxco, c. 1940's. They are very graceful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/2 inches long by 1 inch wide. Price: $125.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a large and very lovely pottery charger with a wonderful salmon-colored background and very fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
CR-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a large and very lovely pottery charger with a wonderful salmon-colored background and very fine artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The scene of Mexican rural life is especially endearing: a farmer tilling the fields with his oxen, and a beautiful bird ready to swoop down for food. The scene is framed with a border of beautiful flowers. This is a discerning collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 18 inches diameter. Price: $1200.
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Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver necklace with stunning coral trade beads, silver hand-wrought bench beads, and a wonderful silver and coral naja, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's.

Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver necklace with stunning coral trade beads, silver hand-wrought bench beads, and a wonderful silver and coral naja, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The necklace is very beautiful in its simplicity and elegance. Closeup photo of the silver and corral naja.
CR-8: Native American Indian vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful silver necklace with stunning coral trade beads, silver hand-wrought bench beads, and a wonderful silver and coral naja, Navajo, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The necklace is very beautiful in its simplicity and elegance. Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches long. The silver and coral naja is 2 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide. Price: $950.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. The marquetry features lovely floral designs, human figures, and wonderful animals. Photo of the desk with the front cover opened and showing some of the inner drawers.
CR-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. The marquetry features lovely floral designs, human figures, and wonderful animals. The escritorio is in very fine condition given its age; the marquetry inlay is 97 % intact, with only 3 small pieces missing. The desk has a key and can be locked shut. Size: 13 3/4 inches high, when closed, by 21 inches wide, by 11 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $2400.
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