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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Donkey Pulling a Cart - Cast Stone Planter - Animalsin Animals
Confused Vase - Midcentury - Asianin Asian
Two wooden fish... - Animalsin Animals
Geisha in the bottom of a teacup! - Asianin Asian
Black Swan Depression Glass Bowl - Glasswarein Glassware
Depression Glass Bowl - with Cherries - Glasswarein Glassware
Depression Glass Bowl - Glasswarein Glassware
Chinese Rice Bowl - Asianin Asian
i'm not sure that i love these gusy. - Glasswarein Glassware
Sancai-glazed Monkey - Asianin Asian


  1. thank you Mrstyndall and Tassie! i really love it too!
  2. wouldn't this be for a small bird? crickets could walk right out of it. the cricket boxes i've seen are very small - fit in the palm of your hand.
  3. Deruta?
  4. thank you Nicefice and jscotto!
  5. it looks period to me.
  6. thanks Deltab, Efes and Gillian! what would you like to trade for them Efes?
  7. i think that the '7' on the base precludes this being any sort of an ancient artifact. but thanks melaniej!
  8. this is an amazing piece! love it!
  9. thanks vintagelamp! neither had i!
  10. thank you racer! you are right, i'm sure!
  11. thank you Kevin and antiquerose. the '7' has to be a good clue.
  12. thank you Master! i really like these older lanterns too!
  13. thank you Efes, billretirecoll, and fleafinder!
  14. i wish someone could tell whether or not this is Tom Mix. i think it might be - when he was younger though.
  15. thanks jscotto. no, it's not porcelain Kevin.
  16. thank you CanyonRoad. i didn't know that, but now it looks very familiar.
  17. i'd have picked her up and brought her home too, MrStyndall! although these are still reproduced today, this does look like it might be older.
  18. these are great jscotto! if you ever come to my nursery i'll give you another one for your collection - i have 6-7 of them, but only 2-3 are really good ones in my opinion. these are very nice!
  19. thank you katherine! it's definitely 'Imari', but whether it's Chinese or Japanese, i just don't know.
  20. thank you antiquerose, Elisabethan, Celiene, Nevada, and racer! Celiene - i'd love to do lunch w/ you and hit up Urban Ore together! send me an email at pete@eastbaywilds.com. i think i will invite...
  21. i think it's older 1910-1920, no?
  22. I heard back from Thomas K. Libby and Sandra Andracht about this. Libby doesn't think it's Awaji and Sandra thinks it is Kyoto, so that sounds good to me!
  23. thank you Master! i do like the green!
  24. thank you Efes, TallCakes and circa1860! i'll post the bottoms soon.
  25. thanks maryh, Efes, Katherine, and bijou!
  26. i think that you are right Kevin! he looks a little different, but i think he's younger here. i couldn't find any similar pics of him anywhere. maybe rare?
  27. thank you Mrstyndall and Efes! i found out the mark says: ??? Kitagawa-z?
  28. isn't this Korean? lot of MOP / laquer comes from Korea and this has a meiping shape too, which is Korean.
  29. what an interesting piece! the most beautiful emerald jewelry i've ever seen was some wonderful older pieces i saw in Colombia - just gorgeous pieces!
  30. thanks maryh! i'm surprised. he just brought me another kutani cup/saucer. will take pics later.
  31. thanks maryh! it's not very legible.
  32. wow. this is pretty exciting! let us know what you find out.
  33. would this be called a garniture set? i think that the kind of gold it has on it will tell you when and where it was made. i forget where, but it was very popular somewhere - France, maybe...
  34. what kind of animal is this? kangaroo? cow? rat? possum? whatever it is, it looks very eager for something!
  35. Sandra Andracht told me it was from the 1930s.
  36. I thought that's what italians called flatbread?
  37. i guess i don't know what a wine chiller is maryh! i'll have to look it up. this piece is from sometime between 1900 and 1930 - i'm pretty sure. were there wine chillers back then?
  38. thanks Manikin, valentino and Rick!
  39. this is great scotto!
  40. thanks Rick!
  41. thanks racer!
  42. it's called an albarelo.
  43. could be Spanish too!
  44. Here, baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the t...
  45. the overcoat and undercoat, along w/ the hat must be good clues...
  46. if you want any information, you are going to need to take more photos of details of the lamp - particularly underneath it. also provide details about where you found it.
  47. thanks Lamplover and Mrstyndall!
  48. thank you Efes and jscotto!
  49. thank you Kevin!
  50. thanks racer and kyra! i'm w/ you racer! scary!
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