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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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Coffee Mug by someone for Bloomingdale's - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Chawan - Asianin Asian
A Flight of Butterflies - Booksin Books
Old Mexican Pottery Mask - Folk Artin Folk Art
another itty bitty vase w/ a beautiful glaze job - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
4 Part Table Screen - Chinese - Asianin Asian
Large Famille Rose Shallow Bowl - Asianin Asian
the most beautiful car i've seen! - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
'Handpainted for Tiffany & Co. in Italy'? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Ceramic Garden Stool - China - Asianin Asian


  1. thanks kyra!
  2. thanks racer. they let me know that it is a special piece. very interesting history of red raku!
  3. that's kind of what it looks like vetraio. i hate trying to decipher these things! but i do love the design of the cup!
  4. i just added much clearer shots of the kiln and chop marks.
  5. Thanks Dizzydave!
  6. creepy!
  7. the smaller mark is a kiln mark, and this is highly unusual for a piece of red raku.
  8. wow! i just found this info: http://www.oldjapaninc.com/products/red-raku-tea-bowl/
  9. Ha! thanks vetraio and racer! i guess that the larger mark is for red raku, which i'd never heard of.
  10. whatever it is, it's amazing! look at those eyes!
  11. it is racer!! in perfect condition too!
  12. thank you PostCardCollector! i'm pretty sure that this is from Guerrero from the dates i stated. i've been collecting it for awhile and recognize the stylized rabbit and other forms which aren't real...
  13. thank you very much Alan!
  14. no, i don't think so LOUMANAL. most Famille Jaune is actually Famille Rose w/ a yellow background. but good question!
  15. thanks Courtenayantiques!
  16. i have a very heavy, carved stone 3 muses here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/57994-fragment-of-a-stone-frieze--evelyn-beat
  17. wow! my pottery envy just spiked!
  18. thank you odebodie!!
  19. this IS a beautiful piece!!
  20. wow!! thanks pops! [can i order one?!]
  21. thanks Rick55 and OneGoodFind! i think it's fantastic too! i've got 7-8 of them, but this is the smallest.
  22. the whole thing is rather heavy, but the panels might be plastic, but carved? it's kind of odd. i'll try to get some pics of just a panel.
  23. thank you antiquerose, racer4four, and artfoot! good info artfoot!
  24. yay Popeye! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NToDMpoViv0
  25. very cool!
  26. it's a ginger jar. nice one too!
  27. one of these days, i'm going to find me some papa leon too!
  28. thanks Green Lady!
  29. thanks dizzydave! do you rule out republic? some folks think it is republic on the fb site.
  30. this is pretty appropriate for these days!
  31. look at this piece i just saw online: http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2016/07/21/34104453.html#utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=alaintruong
  32. i love c.m. russell!
  33. it doesn't look mexican to me. the clay is not the right color and it looks high-fired, which is very unusual in mexico. the form isn't right either.
  34. it doesn't look mexican to me. the clay is not the right color and it looks high-fired, which is very unusual in mexico. the form isn't right either.
  35. what a very cool collection jscotto!
  36. actually, it could be from anywhere in mexico, central or south american, now that i think of it!
  37. this is a beautiful piece!! i think it's either Bolivian or Peruvian.
  38. thanks everyone! obviously, i don't know much about cars, but i sure wish this one were mine!!
  39. Thanks Kevin and Tassie! NO! i don't need a platter!
  40. thank you Phil! i think you are right. it is a composite of limestone over wood.
  41. it looks really cool, but so hard to tell w/ one photo of just one side - and no angles! please use all 4 photos if you can!
  42. should i go and get it first thing tomorrow?
  43. i think that this is a small cheese cover. it would have been used w/ a small, round board. not sure when it is from.
  44. thank you Maryh1956!! can you help me find out during which years was Spanish pottery signed just 'SPAIN'? i've been trying to discover that for quite some time and haven't been able to figure it ou...
  45. my kinda yard!!
  46. German? maybe for bitters?
  47. they look like really nice pearls - maybe freshies? it's beautiful!
  48. wow! what a great piece! yay for goodwill!!
  49. thank you Mary and Onegoodfind! no, i think i'll keep this in my house for awhile. maybe i'll give it to my mom when i go home in ten days.
  50. i think this one is Garden City Pottery from San Jose.
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