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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Very Cool Ashtray with Skulls - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Very interesting vase!  - Mexican? American? European? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Very Large Bowl by Jars France. - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Large Chinese Laquer Box with Gold Bat Decoration - Asianin Asian
Mudman - probably Shiwan - and fairly new, maybe? - Asianin Asian
Vase from The Potting Shed, Concord, Massachusetts - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Two Small Ballaster Vases and a Ginger Jar - Asianin Asian
Monterey Jade Buddha?!! - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Pottery Goblets - Signed Marty Morgan - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Vintage California Flowerpots - in use! - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. thank you rucklczglass and scottvez! it is a cool photo and frame and i had a great time researching it!
  2. i was looking at auction values of dolls like this one recently and was astounded at what these old ones go for! i think that this one is worth at least several thousand dollars. shocked!
  3. thanks KeriJ. i really like shiwan pottery - mudmen. i didn't think much of this one when i first got it, but it has grown on me a lot. i think it's a wonderful piece, regardless of how old it is. ...
  4. we need to use emojis in these posts!
  5. Hi Dizzydave. i just posted a photo of the bottom. it's a very nice little piece and i'm glad i picked it up.
  6. wowza! beautiful! i love arabia finland stuff, but know almost nothing about it. time to do a little research, me thinks!!
  7. what a beauty!!! trunkman knows better, but my guess would be 1860s-70s.
  8. thanks NevadaBlades! in the 90s, i went to mexico as a translator for a couple of very well-known punk bands. it was loads of fun, and this piece reminds me of that summer - all the punks in mexico ...
  9. thanks thomas! i agree!
  10. it kind of makes me think of an crew shot of a play or some kind of theater event, don't you think?
  11. interesting! i think it's probably pretty new, but still very cool!
  12. I'll say! this is a jaw-dropper! what a smooth, beautiful design!!
  13. i also got this info: The decorative motif is termed ???? Wu Fu Peng Shou, a tradtional Chinese auspicious motif, popular since the Qing dynasty. Fu (Bat) is homophonic to good fortune in the Chinese ...
  14. i got this info from an expert in Asian antiques in Singapore: It is a nice box and these were popular in late qing. On the top is carved relief lacquered and gilded but the execution is indifferent. ...
  15. i love this! definitely looks scandinavian!
  16. i love those swirly blues/greens/aquas! reminds me of my piano teacher's house when i was a kid.
  17. thank you Oroyesthatismyhorse!
  18. i'd love to find out more about this box if possible.
  19. thanks brunswick! this is kind of the 'south park' or american version of mayan history - from the 20s-40s, i think.
  20. storage jar of some kind.
  21. here's a very large, old one i found last year: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/174936-very-old-and-large-ndebele-inititiation
  22. thank you kyra!
  23. wow! gorgeous!
  24. thanks Martika, NevadaBlades, Caperkid, and OneGoodFind! it's signed Monterey Jade, so defintely it is that!
  25. tonala is only slightly shiny - burnished with a smooth stone.
  26. it's not really Tonala, although it may have been made there. looks like Jorge Wilmot. looks more like talavera to me, although it's not officially called that. only pottery which has been made in ...
  27. thank you Jean123! it's a wonderful book and not to be missed by artists of all kinds!
  28. Marty Morgan! she's a potter outside of boston. she was part of the Big Creek Pottery Collective in Carmel in the 1960s. I wonder if she did these when she was there. i went back and bought the ot...
  29. thank you NevadaBlades!
  30. here in oakland, it's almost all kind of junky, but if i go often and scan quickly, i can sometimes pick up some cool things.
  31. thank you for such an informative post!
  32. thank you fortapache! i'll try it out!
  33. it looks exactly like some of the pottery i've seen made by the Shipibo in Ecuador. i know that some of these people would also say that they are Native American, despite the legal definitions.
  34. that's a good idea blunder. i'll try it.
  35. This could be Shipibo from Ecuador or Brazil as well as Peru. I'm curious why this piece is considered 'Native American', when i call Mexican pieces made by indigenous people "Native American', it ge...
  36. Monterey was affected quite a bit in the 1906 quake. it very nearly destroyed the main hotel in town and did lots more damage. the epicenter was 2 miles off the coast of san francisco, which isn't v...
  37. very, very nice painting!
  38. wow! cool piece!
  39. this is a great find!
  40. Wow! there are a lot of good pieces on that Bungalow site OneGoodFind! thanks for sharing it!
  41. thank you very much OneGoodFind! whereas there are only a very few potters who are regularly recognized and named in Mexico, the head pieces like these are not. these would simply be listed as 'To...
  42. wow! what a beauty!
  43. this is such a beautiful pot!
  44. i had believed that myth until now, but it makes total sense that the stand would only be used for the living. My Pepere told me that they took photos of the dead to show people who were not around w...
  45. CanyonRoad - the only label i'm using here is the same one you are - indigenous people. I worked and lived with Native Americans from across the americas for 11 years, and i know many from below the b...
  46. there are so many beautiful glass pieces coming out of china, that it's really difficult to say. you should always post a photo of the underside of the piece as well. welcome to CW Heli!
  47. thank you NevadaBlades! The Garden City is so much more pleasant than The Silicon Valley!
  48. i'm pretty certain that this is a chinese water dropper. peach shaped ones are pretty common, but this may be a very good one.
  49. spoke shave! my dad has a couple of these which belonged to my great grandpepere.
  50. me too Caperkid! i think the 50s in california must have been so cool!
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