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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Huge Terracotta Finial? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Pair of Large Cloisonne Vases - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Frog Centerpiece - Animalsin Animals
California Pottery Brown and White Spotted Dog S/P Shaker - Kitchenin Kitchen
Bombay Co. Lucite, Marble and Silver Plate Finial 
Large Caricature Drawing - old - Visual Artin Visual Art
Perfectly Made Carved Stone Cylindrical Box - Furniturein Furniture
Little Surfer Boy from Hawaii? - Figurinesin Figurines
Tiny Blob Glass Paperweight - signed 'EA - 90' - Art Glassin Art Glass
Large Crockery from a UC Berkeley Chem Lab - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. thank you Vintagefran, ABklynguy, and shareurpassion. no problem linking my bear w/ yours Vintagefran!
  2. thank you PostCardCollector and Vintagefran! i agree w/you VF. i've never seen one like it before.
  3. i know racer4four!
  4. these are really great tiles!
  5. thank you katherinescollections, oldandsilly, racer4four, and mikelv85!
  6. thank you katherinescollections and kyratango!
  7. thank you Virginia.vintage!
  8. this is great! a pirhana bath toy!
  9. i see where you are coming from Vintagefran!
  10. art cars rule!
  11. perfect!! thank you TubeAmp!
  12. i take it back. i don't think it is truman. i just searched images of caricatures of him and it doesn't seem right to me.
  13. thanks mikelv85 and Trey!! i thought he looked like jackie gleason too, but truman is probably right.
  14. this little guy obviously has some age, and anything Hawaiian w/ age is pretty rare and sought after. i wish i knew more about him!
  15. do you have an art car trey? i used to, but don't anymore. i wish i had taken photos of it! other people took pics, but i don't have any.
  16. on close inspection, i can see that his head has been glued back on. i don't know what he's made of. he's not heavy though. might be chalkware.
  17. beautiful!!!
  18. cool!
  19. love this trunk!
  20. thanks Alan and eye4beauty!
  21. is there a category for crockery or stoneware?
  22. any info on this piece? i think it may be kind of old - 1940s or 50s, because of the other items from the same lot, but who knows?
  23. Paten! that's what i was trying to think of katherinescollections! thank you. vetraio might be right though. i found a greasy burnt residue inside it as if it were used as an altar lamp.
  24. this is great! love it!
  25. Thank you Zowie! Thank you Zowie!
  26. thanks so much eye4beauty and u2 nutsabotas6!
  27. the posture of the fingers is called a 'mudra'. in the first picture, w/ the back of the hand facing downward, it's called sange or healing mudra. in the last pic, w/ the palm facing outward or down...
  28. thank you katherinescollections!!
  29. i saw a matching large vase to this at Goodwill yesterday. i think that it's made in China, as is a lot of good glass these days.
  30. i don't think this looks like a piece by an amateur. nice, confident strokes in the decoration!
  31. beautiful piece!! rust and blue paint does rule!
  32. thank you vetraio50. you may be right, although i can't find any other tall ones.
  33. very nice!
  34. thank you Arisellon!
  35. thank you kyratango and katherinescollections! it's a lovely planter [if you don't ever have to move it anywhere!
  36. these are cool! i picked up an enormous tamale pan [holds about 10 gal of water] which matches these the other day.
  37. thank you fortapache. i'll go look and see if you have mr. oinkers posted.
  38. This piece feels like majolica, but i'm not an expert. can anyone help me out w/ this piece? thanks!
  39. Lincoln Logs!!
  40. thanks racer4four! i love my vices too!
  41. blunderbuss2 - wasn't that the time you woke up on the beach w/ your arms around a log?!
  42. Thank you vetraio50, SEAN68, Manikin, and Vintagefran! i think he's really cool too!
  43. Anyone know what this says?
  44. i would start looking at lamps in Mesopotamia, and work out around the Mediterranean from there.
  45. thank you Virginia.vintage and vetrao50! i really like it too.
  46. thank you walksoftly! so, it's not that old, but you can still use the butterflies for identification.
  47. So the plain one was made sometime between 1956 and 1988. Thank you aghcollect!!
  48. here's a later model - looks like glazed metal? http://www.cuchilleriasimon.es/producto/cubierto-nino-4p-willy-space/
  49. thank you aghcollect! i hadn't seen that one or any other like it.
  50. actually it says Imperial U.S.A., Prov. R.I. in Providence, RI!
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