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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Treasurecraft of Hawaii - Small Pink Vase - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
FP? Classical Amphora-shaped Vase - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Purple Mini-Chiminea? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Very large Platter or Bowl - Modern - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Large Fish Oven Piece - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Beautiful Wicker Vase - from China - Asianin Asian
Green Bowl - fat lava? italian? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Pretty Little Celadon Vase - Asianin Asian
Pretty Blue Vase from Italy - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. thank you Cormoran1925! i read somewhere that it was established in 1946?
  2. wowsa! what a beauty! but not deco. earlier than deco.
  3. d'oh! thank you art.pottery!
  4. what a great display of a really cool collection!
  5. i think that a group of Pegasi is called a 'peggle', no?
  6. thank you grendel67! i have been checking. they won't tell me whether they have any in the back room. that's the way this place does business - similar to the Goodwills around here. i love kintsugi...
  7. thank you Hunter and kyratango!
  8. thanks valentino97!
  9. i have a few of these, but not nearly as nice as yours! it's a really beautiful, fancy one! i had a very good one many years ago, but it was destroyed in the 1989 loma prieta quake.
  10. wow! great pinfire and flash! [i'm trying to impress you w/ terminology i learned when i was 16, and haven't used since!]
  11. very beautiful!!
  12. i'm pretty sure that this is Garden City Pottery out of San Jose.
  13. i went back to the 2nd hand place i got these at and found two more UNDAMAGED ones! yeah!
  14. thank you grendel67.
  15. yes, and the clean lines and nouveau/deco form too.
  16. i just added another photo of this piece.
  17. i don't think that this is Mexican. i think it may be Morrocan or Tunisian or maybe even Ethiopian. it could be a communal food tray from one of those countries.
  18. i need to get an appraisal of this piece for insurance. it's very rare to see a complete set of two pots and coffin planter. any recommendations?
  19. thanks again vetraio50! very interesting info. it is some kind of resin, i think.
  20. thank you Eloisa! whatever it is, i like it alot!
  21. thanks mikelv85! i figured that it was modern chinese.
  22. thank you robin56, vetraio50 and CindB! i think that vetraio50 may be correct. i think it might be a chinese interpretation of an italian piece. it's that brown stain on the bottom again - it surpr...
  23. thank you walksoftly and flhrjr2! they are by GMB, even though they aren't marked. they are early - 1920s or 30s.
  24. gorgeous!!
  25. love it!!
  26. i think that this chair was designed by Vincent Cafiero, who worked exclusively for Knoll until 1970, when he opened a freelance design studio in Westchester, NY. This is my speculation from internet...
  27. this big green/blue one is fabulous!
  28. thanks racer4four. while a lot of awaji is signed, some isn't. some Awaji, like this pot, are impossible to miss. it has to do w/ the glaze- color, transparency, designs [irises on this green backg...
  29. it's really nice!
  30. beautiful! i've never seen Mexican pottery that buff color before. actually, not true! does it have a sweet smell to it? if so, then it's barro dulce - sweet clay. it smells almost like a mild pe...
  31. wonderful 'flash'!
  32. i recognized this one as coober pedy when i first saw the thumbnail! also, great insight!
  33. i've never heard of pinchbeck. interesting!
  34. thank you very much vetraio50. I'm glad you found Awaji too, Vintagefran!
  35. thank you racer4four and grendel67! there are small rim chips on all of them. i wonder if it would be worth it to repair them? anyone have a good method of doing a home restoration?
  36. i love the blue/green colored opals. where do you think they were dug? lightning ridge? this one is amazing! does boulder opal simply refer to the shape of the formation, or does it indicate color...
  37. thank you mikelv85! that is a beautiful one too! a little pricey for me though.
  38. thank you PostCardCollector and mikelv85! i think that this is an original scottie dog bank from the 1930s. it's made of a combination of metal, paper-mache and plastic.
  39. thank you kerry10456 and robin56! that's very helpful info, robin56!
  40. for the export market.
  41. nice collection!
  42. beautiful, and very modern design for it's time!
  43. This is Native American, but as CanyonRoad says, from further south. it's from either Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia or Ecuador. i've seen quite a few down there which look very similarly.
  44. thank you PostCardCollector!
  45. i found out that thse are Meiji, and very rare pieces by Kikkoen Zo.
  46. it really is a crucible - used for lost wax casting of bronze pieces.
  47. wow! cool!
  48. me! i had one i really liked a lot and it was stolen from my nursery. email me at pete@eastbaywilds.com thanks!
  49. thank you mikelv85! i think it's probably what i bought it as - Brush McCoy. i've got several other unmarked pieces which have been attributed to same. but this one is definitely the most beautiful.
  50. really beautiful!!
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