Oakland, CA

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i love a good mystery, but i love solving them even more. garden antiques are what i collect, but i like all kinds of things from mid-century design to ancient antiqi love a good mystery, but i love solving them even more. garden antiques are what i collect, but i like all kinds of things from mid-century design to ancient antiquities. i am a native plant gardener and own a native plant nursery. (Read more)


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A Little Speckled Crock - Kitchenin Kitchen
Glider Fruit Box - trash find! - Advertisingin Advertising
Very Old Chicken Basket [the beakless kind] - Animalsin Animals
Very nice modern tile - signed? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Large Capodimante Base? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Handmade  Vase with Incisive Decoration - unsigned. - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Towelette Rack - 50s bathroom? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
S & S Tile, San Jose, CA - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Winfield Ware - Very Elegant China from Santa Monica - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Very Rusty Cocacola Serving Tray - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola


  1. interesting. the Sri Ram Ashram is located in Uttaranchal in Northern India. But the Hohokam are the ancestors of the Tohono O'odham in Arizona.
  2. i like the fire pick in the last shot.
  3. this is a really great little basket! does the sweetgrass still smell? i LOVE the smell of it, and it seems to get stronger over the years.
  4. i forgot what these were called, but isn't this a cooking tool to cook small game birds over the fire?
  5. i know i love it!!
  6. i don't think this is a pre-columbian piece as they don't have all those burnishing marks on them. the old ones were burnished much more carefully. i've seen replicas which look just like this.
  7. really great!
  8. i don't know, but i like it!
  9. thank you walksoftly, FanciGirl and deeone!
  10. thank you FanciGirl and Lambda55!!
  11. thank you FanciGirl! and you too Lambda55 [i think?]!
  12. can anyone make out this signature? i'm really bad at making out people's handwriting.
  13. Thanks Trey, walksoftly, and everyone else!!
  14. thanks ATTWOOD!
  15. i love this bench!
  16. what do people think this was a base to? a jardinere?
  17. what a wonderful treasure!!!
  18. thank you Virginia.vintage!
  19. help! i'm still looking for info about these. i found some similarly signed ones online, but still no info. i think that they are either Spanish talavera, faience, or majolica.
  20. Desimone?
  21. thank you aghcollect. one of these does mention a 'towelette holder', which i think this piece is. soap does not stay put well on it. it really is heavy and thick like a porcelain toilet bowl.
  22. thank you valentino97!
  23. Trouble Man is one of my all-time favorites! not familiar w/ these ones, but will check it out. love the cover!
  24. beautiful!!
  25. i think aghcollect got this right. i wouldn't have guessed it, but the link is pretty clear. thanks aghcollect, vetraio50, Hunter, kyratango! i think i might use it as kyratango suggests!
  26. is it Chinese or Japanese?
  27. a beautiful, clever owl disguised as a cube of rock!
  28. not that i know of AnneLanders. it is very beautiful pottery though!
  29. this mark looks very familiar to me, but i can't quite place it. any suggestions?
  30. thank you Stillwater!
  31. thanks Trey. probably if someone died and there were no more descendants.
  32. thank you Daddy_Nobucks! that's what i needed to know.
  33. probably racer4four. please do post it. thanks!
  34. but isn't that the goal, Trey?!
  35. wow! what a cool bust!!
  36. it seems like this one should be recognizable. the mark is very clear and the skill w/ which it was made and uniqueness of the design is very strong.
  37. or 'Ingram'?
  38. thank you nutsabotas6!
  39. i wore it w/ an old, torn up wedding gown. i should try to find a photo to post...
  40. thank you vetraio50, racer4four, surfdub66 and mikelv85! it is a beautiful vase!
  41. any guesses on this signature?
  42. i like this one alot too.
  43. i think that the mark is for Rick Berman, a well-known potter from Atlanta, GA.
  44. thanks vintagelamp! i like these alot too!
  45. thanks melaniej! this is one of my favorites too. it took incredible skill to match up the top to the bottom of this piece. plus this piece is just so perfect - color, shape, thickness - really bea...
  46. WOW! i'm blown away by this!
  47. WOW!! LOVE this!
  48. WOW!!! these are sooo great!!
  49. thanks maryh1956!
  50. thanks blunder and Trey! toothbrushes does make sense. hadn't thought of that.
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