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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Awaji Bowl - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Found another old sign! - Signsin Signs
Spirit of Saint Louis Wooden Model - Toysin Toys
Large Midcentury Cow Planter - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Little Dishes from Goodwill - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Badger! Badger! - Native Americanin Native American
a few of my photos of ravens over the years... - Animalsin Animals
Chandler 4 Corners Pillow Covers - Hooked Rug Pillow Covers - Rugs and Textilesin Rugs and Textiles
Two's Company Macaron Limoges Trinket Boxes - Accessoriesin Accessories
Unmarked Large, Raised Silver Bowl - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver


  1. thanks for the reflections from Varina, Iowa, Valentino! it sounds like a lovely place where there are still at least a couple of lifestyle options available to at least some of the people...
  2. wow! this piece is such a wonderful piece of art!
  3. i think that this is Mexican - from Michoacan.
  4. could this be Anasazi?
  5. i just noticed what a nice display on your credenza vetraio! very nice balance, harmony and assymetry!
  6. moo-cow it is, udderly so!
  7. i found out that these are faience from Morocco! i think they're really beautiful.
  8. looks new, but NICE!
  9. thank you Efesgirl! i'm a bit of a crackpot, myself!
  10. thank you very much antiquerose, fortapache, and Nicefice! good info! i'll have to give my picker some more $$.
  11. it kind of looks like an eggplant - very beautifully done!
  12. it's a beautiful Moroccan faience, maiolica or talavera pot! really nice!
  13. i agree w/ Matisse! congratulations!
  14. can you post a photo of the bottom of the pot? that can often tell us more than anything about it.
  15. this looks very beautiful, but we need a good shot of the bottom to tell you something about it.
  16. i see all kinds of things in the garbage which surprise me. last week, i saw some beautiful, old Deruta pottery w/ all the gargoyles etc. in the garbage. someone else was able to salvage them.
  17. can you post a photo of the bottom of the piece? it looks beautiful!
  18. thanks Sunnybrook! i think that this is actually a photographic print - using a textile machine. i haven't found out anything about it, but i'm pretty sure that is what it is. i'd love to know more!
  19. still a nice piece though!
  20. this is from Bolivia and fairly new. these colors were not available very many years ago. i'd guess 70s.
  21. i don't know, but i LOVE it! what kind of wood do you think it's made of? looks very hard and difficult to carve, like laurel.
  22. flipping the pic so that we can see the signature right-side-up would really help. my first instinct is that it's Israeli, but who knows?
  23. it looks like some of the monterey jade pieces i have.
  24. wow! amazing vetraio! reminds me of Frederick Rhead, or even Adelaid Robineau! just beatiful!
  25. of course! i see it now. i couldn't figure out what those patches were on the side, but cow makes total sense. thanks racer and kyra!
  26. it is a very nice pot - decorative, in my opinion. and an interesting glaze. the fact that it's unsigned though, makes me think that it's a decorative-only piece, rather than a rare and special stud...
  27. i meant Rittgers.
  28. they remind me of Laffayette L. Riggers chalkware from the 1940s....
  29. yes, i'm from Oakland. i forgot the name, but he was a pretty important military guy if i remember right. i found that passport in the trash near the base, along w/ a bunch of pacific maps. i never ...
  30. me too!?
  31. looks like a lamp, no?
  32. i started to do this to a painting after seeing the same AR piece. warning: don't re-wet the q-tip!
  33. i don't know but it's beautiful!
  34. this might be made by Graziano Pimpinelli. i recently posted a pic of a very large water pitcher i found by him. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/172069-very-large-italian-pitcher
  35. i just found two of these last night - right after seeing yours! the two on the left.
  36. it's kind of offensive to remove this from the Native American Pottery category.
  37. hi Huddyhuddy. i think i sold you a passport online many years ago. it had belonged to the Captain in charge of the Alameda Naval Yard just after WWII and had many extended pages w/ visas from all ov...
  38. looks like california pottery. is it marked usa?
  39. this is a pretty cool wrench. i have many, many different types of wrenches - some very large ones too.
  40. interesting watercolor!
  41. ha! kyratango!
  42. thank you kyratango, vetraio50 and Efesgirl! sounds like a cool tattoo. if i were to get another tattoo, i'd probably do an interesting raven somewhere...
  43. the really large ones are ceramic? can you take / post a picture of the backside?
  44. i use liquid smoke to germinate seeds of certain rare plants for my nursery. those are the fire-followers, and most need exposure to the scent of smoke in order to germinate.
  45. geez! thanks aura, sklo42, nutsabotas6, and Lisa! to tell you the truth, i thought they were kind of ugly, but strange enough to buy anyway! besides, i do like little boxes and bonbonieres.
  46. as usual CanyonRoad nails it!
  47. thank you jscott0363, daisymaisy, and valentino97! as a lover of ravens, this is the cat's meow!
  48. amazing!
  49. Wow! very reminiscent of Awaji!
  50. this poster is from 1915 and included in Modern Art Collector magazine, which was founded and run by Winold Reiss. the poster is an example of the kind of new and modern advertising posters being use...
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