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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  1. that's a really nice toy!
  2. i have a couple just like yours!
  3. looks like horn which is used a lot in spain.
  4. definitely not ebony. possibly burmese.
  5. thanks nuts!!
  6. thanks shareurpassion. i share your passion for boxes! but this one is definitely 19th century. i like yours too freiheit! i'll add some more pics now.
  7. thanks swampdogg and czech!
  8. sparkly glazes were popular in the netherlands back in the teens-40s too.
  9. i'm 99% certain that this piece is Japanese from the 60s-90s. they used a lot of interesting glaze innovations including crackling, sparkling etc... i've got about 5-6 of them and each is one of my be...
  10. this is Japanese 60s-90s. they did amazing glazes! i have a few. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/218083-most-beautiful-find-of-the-day http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/198975-anoth...
  11. he sure was!
  12. what's a Caraselle?
  13. thanks Kevin!
  14. thanks Efes and Mrstyndall! i heard that there was a big auction each year just for vase stands. anyone know who/what/where on it?
  15. thank you Mrstyndall!
  16. and bronze - not brass.
  17. yes - valve handle.
  18. i still like it! shabby chic at it's best!
  19. it kind of reminds me of a coconut husker i have.
  20. i love tin cans and boxes full of interesting old things like this!
  21. Thank you Celiene!
  22. thank you Efes and Vintagefran! i'm glad you worked it out Efes, because i couldn't see it all that well and now i can't find it. oops!
  23. interesting painting, for sure!
  24. i'm friends w/ the tuxedo moon, dead kennedys, genesis p. orridge, and a bunch of others. i translated in mexico for MDA back in the day too. that was an amazing experience!
  25. these are great! i saw black flag and the surfers back in the 80s. one of my close friends was friends w/ the minutemen, but i never got into them much.
  26. nice snake! ~~~~~~
  27. wonderful!
  28. thanks antiquerose. i should hope so!
  29. thanks bijou!
  30. do people think that this is authentic or not?
  31. Sandra knows her stuff like nobody's business and she's very generous with her time.
  32. thanks Czechglass - that is helpful!
  33. thanks bijou and brunswick!
  34. if it's a painting and not a print, it looks pretty nice. but the photos suck! sorry...
  35. WOW!! i really want to find something by Peter Max soon - something i like and that can be used - preferably worn!
  36. looks like a really cool piece, but as others have said, the photos don't show it well at all.
  37. We had a manx cat when i was a kid. they are almost like a totally different species! very odd. hopped like a rabbit.
  38. this is great, but my personal preference is one which says 'No Right Turn'! haha
  39. I think that this is a Russian icon. very beautiful piece! love these!!
  40. I think that other people were also using the Kinkozan name up into the 1950s, but i could be wrong. Sandra Andracht is an active member of the FB Collecting Japanese Pottery page and she is working ...
  41. i love his pottery!
  42. i see what you all mean now. so the top and bottom have been added?
  43. i wonder if this is an old Mexican piece?
  44. Rodolfo: here is my collection of Mexican pottery i've put together over the last 6-7 yrs: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/user/ho2cultcha/mexican-pottery and here is probably my most special piec...
  45. thank you rodolfo. it's actually called 'Aztec' and is a very collectible line of pottery from Tonala. they were produced in the 1930s/40s.
  46. this is really wonderful!!!
  47. i've seen the drawers you are talking about ttom, but this was constructed differently. i don't see any signs of modifications, do you?
  48. it's not true. you've written in large letters with loads of exclamation points on pieces that were never even posted as mysteries. if i leave it on, it's because i want more information. how does t...
  49. thank you staggerlee! i'll keep my eyes peeled for a walrus tooth!
  50. i think that this is a Haitian painting.
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