POCAS COSAS

The Finest in Mexican and Native American Arts
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NEW ITEMS OF ART AT POCAS COSAS

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Mexican vintage potter and ceramics, a rare and very beautiful pottery pitcher with incredibly fine artwork, fantasia-style, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage potter and ceramics, a rare and very beautiful pottery pitcher with incredibly fine artwork, fantasia-style, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The slender fantasia pitcher features artwork depicting two exotic tropical birds amidst floral decorations.
DL-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a rare and very beautiful pottery pitcher with incredibly fine artwork, fantasia-style, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The slender fantasia pitcher features artwork depicting two exotic tropical birds amidst floral decorations. The piece is stunning! Condition is very good. Size:
13 1/2 inches high by 5 inches wide at the widest part and not including the handle. Price: $725.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier.
DL-2: Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. The center is decorated with a colorful peyote blossom amidst various Huichol ceremonial symbols. The outside rim is decorated with lovely paper flowers. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches diameter by 2 1/2 inches high. Price: $499.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's ceremonial gourd beautifully decorated with tine "chiquita" beads and featuring a wonderful peyote blossom in the center, with moneda and other Huichol ceremonial symbols, c. 2950 or earlier.
DL-3: Mexican vintage folk art, a Huichol shaman's gourd beautifully decorated with tiny "chaquita" beads, c. 1950 or earlier. The center is decorated with a colorful peyote blossom, moneda (old Mexican money), amidst various Huichol ceremonial symbols. The rim is decorated with scorpions. This is a beautiful and highly collectible piece! Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/16 inches diameter by 2 1/4 inches high. Price: $499.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce jaguar meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca.
DL-4: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce jaguar meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca. The carving is very good, and the colors are bright and vibrant. Condition is very good. Size: 4 inches long by 3 1/16 wide, at the widest part. Price: $145.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce lion meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca. The woodcarving is excellent, and the lion is very fierce and wonderful.
DL-5: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce lion meant to be hung as a wall-mounted trophy animal, Oaxaca. The woodcarving is excellent, and the lion is very fierce and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 4 inches long by 3 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $145.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950's. The gourd is beautifully decorated with a wonderful eagle amidst floral decorations.

Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950's. The gourd is beautifully decorated with a wonderful eagle amidst floral decorations.
DL-6: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950's. The gourd is beautifully decorated with a wonderful eagle amidst floral decorations. Colors are bright and beautiful. Condition is good; there are some very minor nicks and a stable hairline crack. These are natural given the age and use of the piece, and they do not detract in any way from the artwork of this gourd. Size: 9 inches diameter by 3 1/2 inches high. Price: $225.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950.

Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950. The inside of the gourd features a cat and dog surrounded by colorful bands, and the outside features a wiley squirrel and doves.
DL-7: Mexican vintage folk art, a beautifully decorated "jicara" (gourd) used for drinking champurrada or horchata (two popular beverages made of milk, rice, and cinnamon), Puebla, c. 1950. The inside of the gourd features a cat and dog surrounded by colorful bands, and the outside features a wiley squirrel and doves. Colors are bright and vivid. Condition is very good, especially given the age and use of the piece. Size: 7 1/4 inches diameter by 4 inches high. Price: $175.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a laquer-ware gourd with incrredibly artwork and beautiful colors, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's.
DL-8: Mexican vintage folk art, a lacquer-ware gourd with incredibly fine artwork and beautiful colors, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Each layer of color is incised and the lacquer carefully applied. This is a time-consuming process. The finished piece is incredibly beautiful! Condition is very good. Size: 11 3/4 inches diameter by 4 3/4 inches high. This piece of fine laquer-ware would grace the walls of anyone's home. Price: $275.
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Mexican and New Mexican vintage textiles, a beautiful Rio Grande textile with beautiful color combinations and a splendid center medallion, Northern New Mexico, c. 1920 or earlier.

Mexican and New Mexican vintage textiles, a beautiful Rio Grande textile with beautiful color combinations and a splendid center medallion, Northern New Mexico, c. 1920 or earlier. The textile features hand-spun wool and lovely synthetic dyes. Closeup photo of the center medallion.
DL-9: Mexican and New Mexican vintage textiles, a beautiful Rio Grande textile with beautiful color combinations and a splendid center medallion, Northern New Mexico, c. 1920 or earlier. The textile features hand-spun wool and lovely synthetic dyes. It shows both Navajo and Mexican influences, a result of trade along the Camino Real linking New Mexico with Mexico and other parts of the Southwest. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size:
68 1/2 inches long by 44 inches wide. Price: $525.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of dangling earrings with silver and jade, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of dangling earrings with silver and jade, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the earrings are graceful and very elegant. Closeup photo of one earring.
DL-10: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely pair of dangling earrings with silver and jade, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the earrings are graceful and very elegant. The bottoms are decorated with silver spheres; the effect is incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 2 3/4 inches long by 3/4 inches at the widest part. Price: $165.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a very beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a very beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings, Taxco, c. 1940's. The design resembles a twined silver rope, with dangling silver water-drops at the bottom. A closeup photo of one earring.
DL-11: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a very beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings, Taxco, c. 1940's. The design resembles a twined silver rope, with dangling silver water-drops at the bottom. The overall effect is magnificent! Condition is very good. Size: 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches at the widest part. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery figure of a mermaid joyfully playing her guitar, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's.
DL-12: Mexican vintage folk art, a pottery figure of a mermaid joyfully playing her guitar, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Colors are bright and vibrant, and the form of the piece is wonderful. This is great folk art from the village of Ocumicho. Condition is very good. Size:
9 inches high by 6 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $145.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely banderaware plate decorated with a wonderful rooster, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DK-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely banderaware plate decorated with a wonderful rooster, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. This style of pottery is called banderaware because of the colors red, green, and white, which are the colors of the Mexican flag, bandera, in Spanish. The central designs are surrounded by a lovely border. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $175.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's.
DK-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's. The carving is decorated in the old style using watercolors. The bull is dignified, yet appears very powerful. Manuel Jimenez is the father of the tradition of woodcarving in Arrazola and Oaxaca. He was truly a master! Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches long by 11 inches high by 6 inches wide at the widest part, the bull's horns.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
DK-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy Cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This work reflects the folk artist's sense of the cycle of life and death. This is wonderful vintage folk art by a great master! Condition is very good.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a rat by the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.
DK-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a rat by the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Manuel Jimenez is the father of the woodcarving tradition in Oaxaca. He was truly a master! The rat is painted in the old style, with watercolor paints. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches long, not including the tail (which is 6 inches long), by 5 1/4 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery or ceramic jar with incredible metallic glazing of copper, deep blue, and burgundy, signed on the bottom by the famous artist, Jorge Wilmot, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1970's.
DK-5: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery or ceramic jar with incredible metallic glazing of copper, deep blue, and burgundy, signed on the bottom by the famous artist, Jorge Wilmot, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1970's. Wilmot experimented with different glazes, and utilized a high-fire technique for which he is famous. The jar is decorated with the faces of three wonderful owls. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 7 3/4 inches wide. The faces of the three owls are each 3 inches high by 1 1/16 inches wide. Price: $699.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo vase or urn with two handles and a beautiful geometric design, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.
DK-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo vase or urn with two handles and a beautiful geometric design, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The petatillo background is very fine (cross-hatching resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish). The vase is beautifully decorated and is very colorful. Condition is very good. Size:6 3/4 inches high by 4 inches wide, including the handles. Price: $185.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The jar has a lovely blue background, and the decorations are incredible! Another side of the jar. Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The jar has a lovely blue background, and the decorations are incredible! Another side of the jar.
DK-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery jar, wonderfully decorated with an egret wrapped aroung the jar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The jar has a lovely blue background, and the decorations are incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 11 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $1800.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery water pitcher with a wonderful avocado-green background and fine, precise artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930.
DK-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished pottery water pitcher with a wonderful avocado-green background and fine, precise artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930. The shape and the wonderful colors set this piece apart! Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/4 inches high by 8 1/16 inches long by 6 inches wide. Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful Guatemalan  nicho crafted of wood and glass with a wonderful bulto (statue) of the crucified black Christ, c. 1930.

Mexican vintage devotional art, a beautiful Guatemalan  nicho crafted of wood and glass with a wonderful bulto (statue) of the crucified black Christ, c. 1930. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece.
DK-9: Mexican and Guatemalan vintage devotional art, a beautiful Guatemalan nicho crafted of wood and glass with a wonderful bulto (statue) of the crucified black Christ, c. 1930. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 14 inches high by 12 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $375.
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Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery hanging chandelier with great artwork and lovely, vibrant colors, by the famous Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950.
DK-10: Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful pottery hanging chandelier with great artwork and lovely, vibrant colors, by the famous Castillo family of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950. This is a wonderful piece of Mexican folk art. The piece is decorated with birds, animals, and beautiful flowers. Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/2 inches high (not including the dangles) by 9 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $225.
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