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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Two Large Victorian Shell-encrusted Planters 
a favorite old dresser tray - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Gres de Grand Feu - Brenne France Ceramic Teapot - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Awaji Vase - 1920s? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Huge Terracotta Finial? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Pair of Large Cloisonne Vases - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Frog Centerpiece - Animalsin Animals
California Pottery Brown and White Spotted Dog S/P Shaker - Kitchenin Kitchen
Bombay Co. Lucite, Marble and Silver Plate Finial 
Large Caricature Drawing - old - Visual Artin Visual Art


  1. this one's really cool!
  2. these are sold at all the pyramids which are open to tourists in Mexico and Central America. i like the dog alot!
  3. nice work vetraio50!
  4. perfect for Amy Schumer!
  5. Domestic Violence Valentine! how cute! grrrr...
  6. Smoke and Chew Zombies! love it!
  7. this is so cool! i thought it was a bearded lady at first!
  8. thank you katherinescollections and kyratango!
  9. thank you kyratango and racer4four!
  10. thank you inky! i'm sure they would! i think they look pretty perfect at the nursery too!
  11. i had one along w/ the planter in blue a long time ago. i think i gave it to my mom and she keeps it under a skylight in my bathroom in their house.
  12. thanks SEAN68! this one looks pretty good in my office/living room [i live in a 500 sq ft garden house in East Oakland]. it's packed from floor to ceiling and also all over the ceiling w/ my funky co...
  13. nice piece! i also think it's mexican - Oaxacan green-glazed pottery. i think the girls are either gavachitas [little white girls] or dead [as in Day-of-the-Dead].
  14. nice piece!! very 'Toulouse-Lautrec'!
  15. i saw a whole bunch of these on saturday in Santa Cruz. my dad had one back in the 50s when he was in college. he used to drag a merry-go-round for Pepsi from town-to-town w/ it for his summer job.
  16. thanks walksoftly! yes, shrine - i agree that the piece had been treated w/ something like tung oil, but that is not lacquer or varnish. i do use tung oil sometimes, but currently i prefer the oil /...
  17. I'm going to be stubborn on this one. there is NO varnish or laquer on it. the shine that you see is from the Feed-N-Wax i had just applied to it. it has absorbed it since then and is no longer shi...
  18. thanks SEAN68! i'm sure it would look great in your kitchen - much better than in mine!
  19. thanks racer4four, vetraio50, and mikelv85! i'm very pleased w/ it too.
  20. thank you Manikin!
  21. thank you shrine!
  22. definitely older Ainu bears! nice find Vintagefran! you could probably replace the bead eyes very easily. btw, not that it matters one iota, but i'm a 'he', not a 'she'.
  23. there's no laquer on this piece.
  24. thanks shrine! but i don't see any sign of die on it and when i scratch the bottom, it's the same color. also, i did wax it w/ Feed 'n Wax Wood Polish and it really works well on it - brings out the...
  25. it's really beautiful wood! thanks flhrjr2 and shrine!
  26. thank you Vintagefran, ABklynguy, and shareurpassion. no problem linking my bear w/ yours Vintagefran!
  27. thank you PostCardCollector and Vintagefran! i agree w/you VF. i've never seen one like it before.
  28. i know racer4four!
  29. these are really great tiles!
  30. thank you katherinescollections, oldandsilly, racer4four, and mikelv85!
  31. thank you katherinescollections and kyratango!
  32. thank you Virginia.vintage!
  33. this is great! a pirhana bath toy!
  34. i see where you are coming from Vintagefran!
  35. art cars rule!
  36. perfect!! thank you TubeAmp!
  37. i take it back. i don't think it is truman. i just searched images of caricatures of him and it doesn't seem right to me.
  38. thanks mikelv85 and Trey!! i thought he looked like jackie gleason too, but truman is probably right.
  39. this little guy obviously has some age, and anything Hawaiian w/ age is pretty rare and sought after. i wish i knew more about him!
  40. do you have an art car trey? i used to, but don't anymore. i wish i had taken photos of it! other people took pics, but i don't have any.
  41. on close inspection, i can see that his head has been glued back on. i don't know what he's made of. he's not heavy though. might be chalkware.
  42. beautiful!!!
  43. cool!
  44. love this trunk!
  45. thanks Alan and eye4beauty!
  46. is there a category for crockery or stoneware?
  47. any info on this piece? i think it may be kind of old - 1940s or 50s, because of the other items from the same lot, but who knows?
  48. Paten! that's what i was trying to think of katherinescollections! thank you. vetraio might be right though. i found a greasy burnt residue inside it as if it were used as an altar lamp.
  49. this is great! love it!
  50. Thank you Zowie! Thank you Zowie!
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