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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Folk Art Carved Tree Trunk - Folk Artin Folk Art
Turned Wooden Burl Bud Vase - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Red and Sparkly Gargoyle - resin? - Figurinesin Figurines
Turned Wooden Box with Old Decals 
Another vintage Gato Tonalensis! - Folk Artin Folk Art
Awaji Candlestick - c. 1900 - Asianin Asian
Sonora Pass - California - Photographsin Photographs
Old two-piece ashtray - high-fired red clay body - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Pretty little laquer box - Asianin Asian
Carved Smokey Quartz - Chinese?  What IS IT? - Asianin Asian


  1. yup. thanks artistinside, kyratango, racer4four and jewels!
  2. this was a fun guessing game! thanks rniederman!
  3. i think that these are Dhokra pieces from India. i see one which looks like a roo, but the others could be from anywhere.
  4. oops! hadn't quite thought of it that way nutsabotas6!
  5. wow! this is sooo cool! i'm a big fan of Lynda Barry and Matt Groenig. do you still run the ad? that would be a really cool flashback.
  6. the chocolate red color of the clay is unusual. i wonder which potters used it? how big is it? it looks hand worked - ? maybe it was pressed into a mold? the bottom could have been hand-finished e...
  7. beautiful!
  8. wedding dress? baby blanket?
  9. i can see 7 or possibly 8 gnomes. cool!
  10. wow! this looks really nice!
  11. Thank you fhrjr2! yew're right! i think that it is from a yew tree.
  12. thank you racer4four!
  13. thanks eye4beauty and kyroatango!
  14. there's no coating on it whatsoever. i just used wood wax, after going over it w/ a very fine steel wool.
  15. i'm not sure the material, but this is called a diorama.
  16. it looks like a series of paintings by Velazquez all jumbled into one.
  17. i thought it was for making hot toddies!
  18. not jackson pollock, but still kind of interesting - particularly the colors.
  19. Thank you artistinside and shareurpassion! it is a piece of Tonala pottery from Jalisco, Mexico ['Tonalensis means 'from Tonala'].
  20. Thank you Virginia.vintage!!
  21. this is a really good piece! i've convinced myself!
  22. this is rembrandt, but a printed one from the 1950s or 1960s. the 'brush marks' are just a texture used to make it more 'realistic'. i'm 99% sure, but i've been wrong before!
  23. this is really beautiful, and it looks like gilded silver!
  24. i think that it's one of a pair of antique bigfoot footprints used to spook the newcomers!
  25. nice stein. it might be Minton.
  26. this is a real work of art! very beautifully crafted!
  27. do you KNOW that this is new? seems like quite a bit of work for not a whole lot of value.
  28. who's the illustrator? looks kind of like covarrubias, no?
  29. Thanks Trey!
  30. and thanks to you virginia.vintage!!
  31. thanks shareurpassion. this item only mildly excited me. there are some awaji pieces that would shake me up, but those are pretty amazing. this is just a little utilitarian piece. that's cool that...
  32. Wow! beautiful!
  33. thanks art.pottery and sean68! the clay on the candlestick is pure white. i think that it's the light i used in the photo which makes it appear beige. it's a very warm light.
  34. thank you getthatmonkey! i think you got it!
  35. thanks Vintagefran and FanciGirl! and Jewels! and Kyratango!
  36. it's called a chiton [pronounced like kite-on].
  37. it looks like a death sentence for nice pottery. i have several old fern stands and they just look so unstable, but one has held up one of my prize wooden buddhas for around 5 yrs now, so.... fingers ...
  38. cool tool!
  39. i wouldn't mind something in between. i usually enjoy our 'indian summers', but this has been pretty unbearable lately. mornings are beautiful and afternoons are hell! it won't last too much longer...
  40. it's similar, but not quite. the dutch pieces appear to all have a white ceramic base, whereas this is a very hard, deep red terracotta. the colored drawings on top of the blue base are kind of uniq...
  41. thank you vetraio50! you are a wealth of knowledge!
  42. thanks Vermont. i love the work of the Haida and Tlingit - although i'm more familiar w/ them in British Colombia. i spent the first half of my life in Vermont - Weathersfield - on the Connecticut R...
  43. yes, i think this is a cobbler's bench. nice!
  44. this is also an early Bauer piece - 1910-1915.
  45. i'm pretty certain that the first two pics are an early Bauer pottery piece - from around 1910-1915.
  46. i was reading a book about Oscar Wilde the other day and he wrote a long poem called 'The Sphinx' in 1894, and published it with illustrations by Alaister. Apparently he focused alot on the typeface ...
  47. i just corrected the date on this.
  48. yes, that's it Jewels - lacquered papier mache. japan? india? china? or where?
  49. very cool!
  50. so beautiful!
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