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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what metal is this?  very heavy and a bit soft... 
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  1. very nice piece!
  2. i got a partial translation - 'Slender Bizen Ware'. so it held a slender bison! not many of them around!
  3. thanks Collectomaniac! i have quite a few foo dogs and find them all the time. this is definitely a boy.
  4. this never fails to shock people when they pick it up as it's extremely heavy for it's size. i'm terrible at estimating, but it weighs something between 5 and 10 pounds.
  5. i don't davekelejian. i'll look around for one. thank you!
  6. really pretty!
  7. bakelite ball on top?
  8. nice toracat!
  9. thank you SpiritBear and Trey! it is really beautiful!
  10. i wonder what that odd bench is that she's on. ??
  11. like a baseball memento mori! thinking back on his youth, maybe?
  12. i've only seen this kind of a bottom - color, texture - from pottery from Zanesville, OH.
  13. i think this is a really cool piece! it's exactly the color of the golden gate bridge, and it might even be from that time period - 30s.
  14. any ideas on what kind of stone this is?
  15. thank you vintagelamp! i like this little piece too!
  16. thank you racer!! that's good info!
  17. thank you jscotto363. i think it's way too hard for lead. it is soft, but a little harder than silver, i'd say.
  18. i think it's a piece by Louis Dage. what do you think?
  19. thank you Efesgirl and getthatmonkeyoutofme! whatever it is, it's beautiful!
  20. very nice piece! love arthur dove!
  21. thanks Elisabethan and Efes! it's really beautiful in person!
  22. linda cajita!
  23. lo que me gusta es el nombre del te!
  24. entiende la broma en el nombre de te?! es muy chistoso en ingles! quiere decir 'te por el hombre cachondo!'
  25. puede sacar y mostrar fotos de las ilustraciones adentro?
  26. oooo! oooo! ooo! me want one too!
  27. nada! perdon Himemiya, hubiera escrito en espanol. se ve muy chido este libro, pero no leio aleman y no tengo ningun idea quien es Richard Overpaur. ?? lo busque rapidamente y no encontre nada. quiz...
  28. this does look pretty cool, although i have no idea who Richard Overpaur is. ?? will google....
  29. do you think it's austrian?
  30. these are really nice!
  31. it really is beautiful! the pot looks arts/crafts, but the chain doesn't. ?? interesting piece!
  32. thanks Rick! i really like this little pot alot!
  33. thank you SpiritBear and Rick55! it is really beautiful! i love it!
  34. thanks brunswick! does anyone have any insight into this piece or is it just junk?
  35. definitely post 1971 - cuz it LeVIS has a small e in it.
  36. i've ridden these many times! we just called them a t-bar lift.
  37. this is the strangest thing!
  38. thanks Nice! i like this little set - much more decorative than most.
  39. thanks nice!
  40. good point kevin! i'll try measuring my spirit today!
  41. me too!!
  42. any idea how old this might be?
  43. Hello Celiene and thanks brunswick! the language we hear most around where i live is Ma'am used by the Santero Indians from Todos Santos, Guatemala.
  44. nuts is right! it's a ruffled glass vase by Muurla, Finland! i think it may be called 'Evie'. nice job nuts!! my first piece of Finnish glass!
  45. thank you swfinluv1! i think you may be right!
  46. do you think it could be from a 'circle of friends candle holder'? http://candles.lovetoknow.com/Circle_of_Friends_Candle_Holder
  47. do you think it could be from a 'circle of friends candle holder'? http://candles.lovetoknow.com/Circle_of_Friends_Candle_Holder
  48. thank you Nicefice and nuts! i wonder how i can tell where it's from or anything about it. i'm going to go over it now w/ a magnifying glass to see what i can find.
  49. thank you Nicefice! that's what i thought too.
  50. thank you brunswick!! or Thomas!
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