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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Los Toros de Pamplona y San Fermin - Poster - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Persian Pottery Bottle? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
a bunch of jacks at the nursery - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Model T or Model A Jack, maybe? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
My second-favorite Jack - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Model A or T Jack, maybe? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Yellow Jack - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Train Jack - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Pretty little brass box - india? - Asianin Asian
Spectacular pair of Pottery Elephant Garden Seats - Animalsin Animals


  1. it is a beautiful painting! i think that it is either a fantasy landscape or maybe europe or possibly alberta? i think it's later than hudson river school - probably 1930s/40s or even 50s. but it's...
  2. i think it does say Joyce Cridland on the base. i don't know anything about them.
  3. Thank you AzTom and Trey! lol2!
  4. thank you AzTom. you are probably correct. it is a blue one. i have another one w/ all the blue paint still on it and all the missing parts too.
  5. a deal, bfb2! best, bfd 2!
  6. won't you be mine?!!
  7. BEAUTIFUL trunk! reminds me of samurai armor.
  8. they could even be egyptian revival w/ those water lily leaves! i see them framing a waterlily painting by monet in a mansion somewhere. your house looks amazing! loads of fun to explore! reminds me...
  9. very beautiful!!!
  10. thank you racer4four, toracat, and eye4beauty! jack of all trades! that's me!
  11. sorry AzTom. that was not the right image for this jack. this one has a couple of numbers on the back, but thats it. thanks again blunderbuss2.
  12. thanks AzTom and you too, blunderbuss2 or is that bfb2?
  13. thanks kyratango. i didn't know that this was called repousse. thanks again!
  14. thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris! great info!
  15. can anyone translate the kanji in the third pic?
  16. oops! these are new [last 30 yrs], high quality pottery from vietnam. still nice though!
  17. thank you TubeAmp. he is pretty cool. he weighs a TON though and i've already stubbed my toe on him once.
  18. I LOVE these guys! they are so beautifully made and interesting to look at!
  19. thank you surfdub66 and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris! i' not sure where they're from, but the glaze and heavy stoneware remind me of california tiles from the 1920s. like Faience, even? the colors really...
  20. i don't know if i mentioned, but this is SOLID bronze - not a hollow cast or anything. it weighs around 60-70 lbs.
  21. Thank you Kirk. i'm not positive, but i think that the condition of this precludes much value, unfortunately.
  22. here's one which shows him with a fan in his upper hand. it was done in only one color whereas mine was done in two different patinas. http://www.orientaltreasurebox.com/item.php?id=1301&cat_id=23
  23. i read that the sack is a sack of flower he stood on. it was found separated from the sack, and we just glued it on there temporarily to get some photos. not sure how to attach it.
  24. thank you fortapache, kyratango, jwendell222, racer4four, mikelv85, and toracat! the figure stands about 14" tall, not counting the missing hand. we'll go back and look, but we looked pretty well an...
  25. i think that this is meiji, no?
  26. thank you upstatenycollector!
  27. it's not very clear on this one, but i can see it. it has written in a semi-circle 'made in japan' and there's a diamond imprint.
  28. thank you Virginia.vintage!
  29. thank you art.pottery! i was wondering what it stood for.
  30. albino mickey mouse?!
  31. thank you vetraio50! i was really taken aback by it. it is very unusual for an awaji piece.
  32. thank you vetraio50! it is a really nice, deep green.
  33. Thank you racer4four! it does remind me a lot of Moorcroft. i hadn't thought of that!
  34. Thank you CindB! i agree completely and really like this piece a lot! i have quite a collection of Awaji now - all collected in the past year or two.
  35. thank you shareurpassion. it is very well-made - a very nice weight and balance to it.
  36. Love it! so Matisse!
  37. i've found many of these tiles in the mud in the Oakland estuary.
  38. me too!
  39. the seat is really amazing too! i bet it's original.
  40. is there a label anywhere? they look like they could be Herman Miller or a knock-off. i love the different legs on them!
  41. It could be from the Ming dynasty. i think it's bronze. i love it!!
  42. wow! this looks like a real Kirin or Quilin. it differs from a Guardian Lion by the hooves which they always have. this from Wikipedia: The qilin (Chinese: ??; pinyin: qílín) is a mythical hoove...
  43. this has cranberry jelly written all over it!
  44. or nail gun?
  45. an early stapler, maybe?
  46. yes! a Green Man in marquetry! love it!
  47. thank you kyratango and shareurpassion!
  48. i think that the illustration is from a painting by Frederic Church from around 1855 or so.
  49. thanks Weirdpuckett! i guess it does seem a tiny bit off. not the best seal, really. not like the Fenton tortoise i found recently and posted here.
  50. thank you TallCakes and DrFluffy [love the names!]!
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