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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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Court Juggler - Felt Doll by Rosalba in Italy - Dollsin Dolls
"Knobby Back Turtle," was made for L. G. Wright Glass by Fenton - Art Glassin Art Glass
Item #1000 on CW!!  KMK Pottery Trinket Box - West German - 1980s - Lima Pattern. - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Beer Stein - any info? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Fornasetti [?] Pillows found in the trash - Rugs and Textilesin Rugs and Textiles
Very heavy glass bowl - 8 inches across by 3.25 inches tall - green and yellow - Art Glassin Art Glass
Tiny Japanese Cups w/ Roosters and Dragons - Asianin Asian
David Hockney A Retrospective Nichols Canyon Road 1988 Art Poster Print 39" x 24" - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Tonala Pottery Face Bank - 1920s to 1950s - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Tonala Gato in rare colors - 1930s-50s - Animalsin Animals


  1. really beautiful work! i love the 'green lions'!
  2. beautiful! i like the clear one the most.
  3. thank you FanciGirl!
  4. correction - this piece is just under 11" across - from tail to nose.
  5. i have this book too!
  6. increible!
  7. what a stunner!!
  8. wow! i really love this piece!
  9. it does look like a nice one, but it's v. difficult to tell anything w/out seeing good photos of the weave both in front and back.
  10. this Buddha is definitely old - i'd say 1920s-40s. it's one of my 2 favorite buddhas.
  11. thanks jim. i have alot of larger items for the garden, because i have my nursery, plus a lot of gardens which i take care of and add to, as i find things. meanwhile, my house is only a little over ...
  12. i think he's supposed to be the tree in a christmas pageant, no?
  13. for inserting contact lenses? [that's to get us back on a lighter note!]
  14. i posted this on a couple of fb sites - on italian ceramics and german ceramics of the 20th c. nobody is sure about it, but people seem to be leaning toward German, but earlier than i had thought - 1...
  15. thanks zguy2113! it doesn't take much effort to see them around here.
  16. this piece is a KMK Pottery Trinket Box - West German - 1980s - Lima Pattern.
  17. thanks racer4four, surfdub66, SEAN68, and Manikin! much appreciated!
  18. i don't think it's new, but it has a luster look to it.
  19. thank you Riply206. the lid is not aluminum, but pewter. to heavy/malleable for aluminum.
  20. Nice Jim! i think that mine is kind of old, don't you? here's another, probably newer piece that i really like: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59511-arhat-rahula--son-of-buddha
  21. looks kind of like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131301889929
  22. this is great! does it have it's original patina or has it come off?
  23. thanks jim!
  24. if it were for printing anything, you'd see the reverse of this image.
  25. this is definitely not for printing anything. the design would not transfer correctly at all. i think that it is something related to a prayer wheel or as lilrabbitfoofoo says, something to hold a T...
  26. very cool!
  27. this is beautiful! Chinese or Japanese? here's an old, painted iron buddha i found a few years ago. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/57460-painted-iron-buddha it's a copy of the Amida Buddha...
  28. hi jim. what do you think of this bronze fu dog / lion i found a few yrs ago? http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59505-buddhist-lion--fu-dog--gilded-bronze i think it's very old, but unfortuna...
  29. i saw a similar one in urban ore in berkeley a couple months ago. i think it was made of ebony or some similar, very dark wood. it was very nice but i thought the price was a little high at $140. b...
  30. as someone who sleeps on my stomach, this 'pillow' has zero appeal! what a nightmare to wake up w/ one of these plastered to my face!
  31. thanks jim.
  32. it's called tonala pottery. it's made in tonala, near guadalajara. it's a style of pottery which is low-fired and painted w/ slips and then burnished w/ a small, shiny stone until it gets a slight she...
  33. nice painting, but probably 1980s.
  34. i really meant that as a compliment, not a criticism. i know how difficult it can be writing in a language which is not your first language.
  35. the other brother?!
  36. for poking myself in the eye everytime i leave the lenscap on?
  37. these are really cool!
  38. okay, i concede! you are probably right jwendell222. i've been told by another expert that these are DEFINITELY Japanese. me bad!
  39. that is a 'V' in the center! i think that this is an experimental piece by Leon Volkmar of Durant pottery. he did a lot of experimental work around 1915 using crackle glazes, Chinese style, footed v...
  40. no, i haven't CindB. i just gave away my blacklight a couple wks ago. it was too big anyways. but thanks!
  41. what you want?! Baby i got it!
  42. i love anthropomorphic kitchenware from the 50s/60s! especially holt howard!
  43. it's a little difficult to understand what you are saying here, but definitely worth the effort! you have a wealth of information to share! thank you for taking the time to share it w/ us!
  44. thanks Trey. any ideas on who might have made this piece? i really like it.
  45. i think this is from the story of the rooster who leant his horn to the dragon in order to impress the emperor. the dragon was told he wasn't impressive because he didn't have a horn. the dragon imp...
  46. i don't know about that jim. i still think it's more chinese than japanese. three claw dragons were used by the commoners in China too. but the combination w/ the rooster is what i don't get.
  47. Thanks Jim. but the designs on them look much more Chinese than Japanese?? they are pretty small even for sake.
  48. v. cool!
  49. does anyone recognize the letter/symbol on the back?
  50. i don't know if they are pre-colombian, but they are cute and funny!
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Sergio Cuevas artist Red Clay Ceramic Face Sculpture


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