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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. this is GREAT!
  2. the wooden base is either teak or walnut. can't tell for sure yet.
  3. i'm thinking that this is probably raymor or gambone, rather than danish. opinions?
  4. thank you Jewels. the colors are definitely right for the 60s too.
  5. it kind of reminds me of this piece i have: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/109627-lidded-vessel-w-fishes--signed-by-lynn
  6. i don't need to look it up blunder, cuz i already know what a merkin is. 'bad' comes in many flavors!
  7. you ARE a bad boy, blunder!!
  8. if you can post it right side up and show some pics of the entire painting - including the frame, if there is one, along w/ a pic of the entire backside, it would be helpful. also one of the signatur...
  9. candy canes!
  10. really cool!
  11. thank you katherinescollections and Virginia.vintage!
  12. thank you so much walksoftly! you are a true digital detective! i saw that too, but didn't get in close enough for the article. d'oh!
  13. wow! looks like a post-mortem painting!
  14. the soldering does not look particularly outstanding, which i would expect from a Tiffany piece. but i've only seen gold and platinum bracelets from Tiffany & Co.
  15. i think it's a sugar bowl and creamer. it says 'Hecho en Mexico' or made in mex. place names are almost always [but not 100%] feminine in Spanish. gender in spanish can get pretty complicated. ther...
  16. maybe. thank you shareurpassion!
  17. anyone have any idea who this was made by?
  18. thank you maryh1956! this jardinere is very, very large!
  19. thanks Alan2310!
  20. thanks SEAN68!
  21. thank you SEAN68, racer4four, sklo42, and katherinescollections! i really love this one too!
  22. thanks SEAN68, racer4four, and DrFluffy!
  23. busted!
  24. spectacular!! love it!
  25. it's very beautiful.
  26. yes, you're right. i was pointing out my own rush to the more positive answer to the question!
  27. thanks Sean68! i think that ebay piece is a knockoff. i've never seen that mark before.
  28. NOT Murano, as Vetraio50 pointed out... if you look hard enough, you can find anything you want online, but it doesn't mean it's true!
  29. the secondary wood appears to be oak which makes me think 'English'. the style appears to be art nouveau - circa 1900, but there are people here at CW who know a lot more about furniture than i do, s...
  30. That IS IT antiquerose! well, a smaller version, but definitely by the same hand! thank you so much! yay!! i am sure that it is Murano now - by AVEM and from the 1960s. thank you again antiquerose!
  31. it's definitely not a czech piece. i would subscribe to the chinese glass theory if i could see one which is similar or at least a good bullicante piece w/ very regulated bubbles like this one. so f...
  32. no it's not, but i saw some which sold at auction which also were not signed. ??
  33. thank you antiquerose. has anyone seen really good Czech bullicante?
  34. thank you TallCakes! you got it!!
  35. thank you antiquerose and vetraio50 too! i really don't mind wherever it was made, but i do think it has some age to it. you can't tell by the photo of the bottom, but it does have quite a bit o wea...
  36. never mind, i found some which were over 5 inches long - including the root, which yours doesn't have.
  37. what is the size of this? a sperm whale tooth shouldn't be much more than 10 cm - i think.
  38. i think that this must be the tip of a very large tooth, but it looks like it's partially fossilized - like the ones found under arctic ice. i've bought pieces of fossilized mammouth tusk to make jew...
  39. yes, stainless does attract a magnet. i've got several test magnets right here and the knife doesn't attract any of them, whereas it does for my regular Navy issued flatware.
  40. i didn't think it looked like Gunnel Nyman's work either, but it was a supposed 'expert' who made the suggestion. i think it looks both in shape, color and size like some Fratelli Toso pieces i saw. ...
  41. someone suggested to me that it may be an important piece by a Finnish glass worker named Gunnel Nyman. ??
  42. breathtaking!
  43. the first time i ever heard the b52s was live in a supper club in brisbane, australia in 1980. we got to meet and talk w/ them all too. it was a very memorable dinner, to say the least!
  44. i got a little paranoid when you mentioned the brownies. i have a rep for making very, very strong ones. i always keep at least a dozen in the freezer!
  45. i love Penobscot/Micmac baskets like these! do you think these were for needles and thread?
  46. it's silver plated. i can see the brass coming through it. i looked it up and it is called a 'paddle bladed butter spreader'. that's a long name for a very short piece of flatware!
  47. thanks everyone! i don't think it's a marriage of parts. there is quite a bit of wear where the handle rubs against the loops. i love the berry marks inside the bucket!
  48. the Murano facebook page may be of help to you.
  49. i think that the thing on the base is a sticky foam pad for earthquake proofing.
  50. i took the photo of the base in order to best show the scratches - which i think indicate a fair amount of age in the piece. it is definitely matte though - unlike pieces of Murano i've seen. i'm no...
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