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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery candleabra, attributed to the great artist Heron Martinez, with zoomorphic figures, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's.
BS-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery candlelabra, attributed to the great artist, Heron Martinez, with zoomorphic figures, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. The shape of the piece is extemely imaginative and very graceful. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches long by 9 1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $500.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage leather-work, a beautiful leather purse with wonderful  tooled floral designs, c. 1930's.
BS-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage leather-work, a beautiful leather purse with a wonderful tooled eagle and floral designs, c. 1930's. The leather-work is excellent, and the purse is very elegant and graceful. On the inside of the purse there is a mirror and a compartment with a zipper. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches wide by 7 inches high by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $135.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a blackware octogonal plate with very fine and detailed artwork and a lovely border, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930.
BS-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a blackware octogonal plate with very fine and detailed artwork and a lovely border, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930. The artwork features a wonderful Mexican campesino crossing a stream with his faithful burro. Colors and composition are excellent. This is a wonderful piece of vintage Mexican folk/fine art! Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/16 inches wide by 6 1/16 inches high. Price: $155.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe with wonderful form and colors, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1970.
BS-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe with wonderful form and colors, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1970. The image of Our Lady is very beautiful and serene. This piece is extremely rare for Tzintzuntzan, where the traditional pottery is cream-colored with dark brown designs. This is a beautiful and highly collectible piece of Mexican devotional and folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide (at the widest part) by 4 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a petatillo oval platter with wonderul decorations featuring graceful birds and plants, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940, attribute to the Lucano family, and, very possibly, by the famous Balbino Lucano.
BS-5: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a petatillo oval platter with wonderul decorations featuring graceful birds and plants, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940, attribute to the Lucano family, and, very possibly, by the famous Balbino Lucano. The artwork is very graceful and beautiful. Petatillo refers to the cross-hatching design of the background, resembling a straw mat, or petate, in Spanish. The technique orignated with Balbino Lucano and other early Tonala potters in about 1920-30. Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches high by 10 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900.
BS-6: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage tinwork art, a beautiful retablo depicting the Archangel Rafael, in a stunning tinwork-art frame with reverse painting on the glass border, c. 1880-1900. The retablo, painted on tin, is beautifully done, and the colors remain very vibrant. The tinwork-art frame is extremely rare and fine. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 12 inches high by 9 1/4 inches wide, including the tinwork art frame. Price: $1200.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a lovely pair of silver and tortoise shell earrings in the shape of wonderful fish, signed with the logo for William Spratling, Taxco, c. 1940's.
BS-7: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a lovely pair of silver and tortoise-shell earrings in the shape of wonderful fish, signed with the logo for William Spratling, Taxco, c. 1940's. The earrings have screw-backs and are all original. The silverwork is excellent. These are truly collector's pieces! Condition is excellent. Size: 1 inch high by 1 inch wide. Price: $700 for the pair.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a lovely pair of dangling Zuni earrings of sterling silver and lovely inlaid turquoise, Zuni, New Mexico, c. 1940's.
BS-8: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a lovely pair of dangling Zuni earrings of sterling silver and lovely inlaid turquoise, Zuni, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the turquoise is of a very high quality, possibly blue-gem or Bisbee. The outside edges of the earrings are highlighted by tiny silver spheres. The effect is dazzling! Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pottery plate with wonderful decoration featuring a dog, chicken, rooster, and parrot at the scenic rancho and amidst lovely cacti and other plants, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
BS-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful blackware pottery plate with wonderful decoration featuring a dog, chicken, rooster, and parrot at the scenic rancho and amidst lovely cacti and other plants, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork is crisp and very beautiful. The color and design of the border beautifully frame the central scene. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk/fine art! Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful drinking bowl formed from a gourd and beautifully decorated, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful drinking bowl formed from a gourd and beautifully decorated, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's. These vessels were usually used for drinking atole, or other juices made from corn or rice. The decorations, including a wonderful eagle on the outside bottom of the bowl make this very special!
BS-10: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful drinking bowl formed from a gourd and beautifully decorated, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1940's. These vessels were usually used for drinking atole, or other juices made from corn or rice. The decorations, including a wonderful eagle on the outside bottom of the bowl make this very special! Condition is good, given the age and use of the piece; there are some very minor signs of wear and a small, almost invisible, hairline crack. Size: 9 1/2 inches diameter at the mouth by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $195.
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The following were new items for the month of October, 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 an endearing donkey, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
BR-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of an endearing donkey, Tonala or Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940's. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! The donkey is beautifully decorated. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 10 inches long by
3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $135.
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Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
BR-2: Mexican vintage tin-art, a beautiful tinwork art mirror, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The tinwork art mirror has a wonderful undulating form, and it is wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 12 3/4 inches high by 10 1/4 inches wide. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunning pottery bowl with a beautiful black background and a starry night pattern, and highly intricate artwork decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunning pottery bowl with a beautiful black background and a starry night pattern, and highly intricate artwork decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's. The bowl is wonderfully decorated with graceful animals, and it has a beautiful floral-patterned border. Closeup photo of the animals on the front of the bowl.
BR-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a stunning pottery bowl with a beautiful black background and a starry night pattern, and highly intricate artwork decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1920-30's. The bowl is wonderfully decorated with graceful animals, and it has a beautiful floral-patterned border. This is vintage Mexican pottery at its very best! Condition is excellent. Size: 11 1/4 inches wide by 3 inches high or deep (top to bottom).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Native American Indian woodcarving and folk art, a beautiful wood-carved figure of a whale, Northwest Coast, perhaps Kwaiutl, c. 1940's, cedar, unsigned.
BR-4: Native American Indian woodcarving and folk art, a beautiful wood-carved figure of a whale, Northwest Coast, perhaps Kwaiutl, c. 1940's, cedar, unsigned. The figure has a lovely, symmetrical shape, and is beautifully carved. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches long by 3 1/2 inches high by 2 inches wide. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the turquoise has a blue color, almost like the clear water of a glacier, and with a pale and lovely matrix. Closeup photo of one turquoise stone.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the turquoise has a blue color, almost like the clear water of a glacier, and with a pale and lovely matrix. Photo showing the beautiful stone at the base of the necklace.
BR-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace, linked with lovely silver spheres, and of sterling silver with beautiful pale-blue turquoise, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent and is marked 925, and the turquoise has a blue color, almost like the clear water of a glacier, with a pale and lovely matrix. It is extremely graceful and elegant, and it lays beautifully around the neck. Condition is very good. Size: 20 inches total length. The silver medallion at the base of the necklace is 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide. The silver and turquoise pendants along the sides are 1 1/4 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide. Price: $1100.
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Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a lovely Saltillo sarape (serape) of very fine wool, and with glorious colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a lovely Saltillo sarape (serape) of very fine wool, and with glorious colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1930's. The center medallion and decorative side-bars are of fine wool with silk. Closeup photo of the center medallion.
BR-6: Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes, a lovely Saltillo sarape (serape) of very fine wool, and with glorious colors and a wonderful center medallion, c. 1930's. The center medallion and decorative side-bars are of fine wool with silk. The fringe is intact at both ends and is very beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 78 1/2 inches long by 38 inches wide. Price: $775.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a beautiful Navajo woven pictorial textile, decorated with the image of a beautiful Indian maiden, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's.
BR-7: Native American Indian vintage textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a beautiful Navajo woven pictorial textile, decorated with the image of a beautiful Indian maiden, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The pictorial textile has been stretched and mounted on a black cloth and placed within a wooden frame. Condition is good. Size: 12 3/4 inches wide by 14 1/4 inches high. Price: $215.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings, with lovely stamping, in the form of Comanche concho belts, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940-50's.
BR-8: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings, with lovely stamping, in the form of Comanche concho belts, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940-50's. The stamping on the circular earrings is a cross, representing the four directions. The earrings are elegant and make a great statement! Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $215.
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