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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Large Charger with a beautiful Glaze - Potteryin Pottery
Large Jardinere from a Berkeley Junkshop - Potteryin Pottery
Large Tin with Beautiful Falcon Scene - from Japan - Advertisingin Advertising
Happy Holidays!! 2 u!  2 little bowls for the holiday - 1966 - Christmasin Christmas
Cut Crystal Candle Holders - Glasswarein Glassware
San Martin de Porres Metal Statue - Figurinesin Figurines
Painted Box - well-dressed young man plucking a peacock? - Furniturein Furniture
12 Pottery Cups - Polish? - Potteryin Pottery
Another Imari Plate - Asianin Asian
Ghost Ship Tragedy 


  1. sort of hollywood regency! nice!
  2. she reminds me of a w.t. benda girl!! very nice one!
  3. i love these!!! i remember my babysitter wore one mocassin laced up with bright purple yarn, and the other laced up with leather laces, cuz she likes that she can choose to do it.
  4. thank you racer! i think so too!
  5. this is gorgeous! more pics please!
  6. This is by a well-known potter from Seattle named Matthew Patten. he does incredible glaze work like this. it was very good buy for $5!
  7. thanks Master! it is lovely.
  8. with AnnaB's help, i was able to find this: http://www.russianlacquerart.com/cnt/Fedoskino/0000/006934/
  9. wow! what amazing info AnnaB! and it does seem to fit. there is something like a MOP sheen to some of the figures. it is an amazing painting when you see it in person, but the photo just doesn't do...
  10. Thanks AnnaB! i just posted a closeup shot of the words.
  11. really cool!
  12. thanks jscotto! i think so too! i really have a thing for san martin de porres.
  13. thanks Celiene!
  14. why cuban mahogany? wasn't most mahogany at the time harvested in Honduras? they are definitely later than mid-19th century.
  15. thank you artfoot. sounds right!
  16. there were lots of people w/ really good energy there - very diverse community of artists. i feel so awful for the people who died. they were all really just starting to pull their lives together as ...
  17. where do folks think these are from?
  18. really cool! looks like a fat little viking!
  19. i've been wearing one of these now and then - pinned to my t-shirt. i was wearing one the other day when interviewed on CNN!
  20. trump as a young man!
  21. thank you Nevada, Efes, and katherine! i think it is a Russian box.
  22. regardless of current value, these boxes are gorgeous!
  23. they make a wonderful stew which is supposed to cure everything - according to the Tawahka [Sumu] of the Honduran/Nicaraguan Mosquitia.
  24. thanks kyra and jkdineen. you can call me at 510-409-5858. if i can't talk at the moment, i'll call you back. i will never initiate the call - i've been getting zillions of them - both for the ghost...
  25. thanks grendel! i figured it was Aoki. they actually back to the 1700s, i believe, but this mark might have been used during the time you mention. no problem antiquerose!
  26. i do too grendel. i was just being argumentative. i'll look for someone who knows korean pottery. if it was made into a lamp in the 1920s and it was new then and recently removed from the lamp, i t...
  27. thanks beyemvey. yes, i think it was made into a lamp at one time.
  28. i agree on the Korean feel grendel. and about the foot, although i've seen some pieces which looked a lot like this which were evidently old and valuable as they went for a lot.
  29. it might even be from the first half of the 20th century and stand for Talavera Spain. i would have thought it would be TE - Talavera Espana, but i actually saw some similar ones w/ the S for spain. ...
  30. it might even be from the first half of the 20th century and stand for Talavera Spain. i would have thought it would be TE - Talavera Espana, but i actually saw some similar ones w/ the S for spain. ...
  31. the figures look like they could be french, but the border [most esp. the colors, but also the design] are definitely either spanish or mexican. i have some pieces that it looks very much like. for ...
  32. thanks again Master!
  33. thanks Rick. i really like the vase w/ the akimbo handles.
  34. i would say Chinese porcelain.
  35. thanks Rick.
  36. thanks racer!
  37. thanks inky and bijou!
  38. thank you Master and Celiene. yes, it's a horrific tragedy and severe loss for the whole community.
  39. what a beautiful plate! i think it's either Mexican or Spanish talavera.
  40. looks like Canton enamel - cloisonne without the wires.
  41. thanks Master. i'd love to get some help in dating this piece.
  42. i love the midcentury kid in photo#2! he looks unsure as to whether should duck and cover or play ball!
  43. thanks Master. i don't know much about Persian pottery [but i do love it!]. do you know if these would be considered 'Iznik'?
  44. thank you Master. it has a very special 'feel' to it. i think it might be very old.
  45. thank you maryh! it says Kyo-yaki and is a very elegant piece, from what i've been told by the fb experts.
  46. thank you Master! i like it even if it's a modern repro.
  47. can you show a pic of the bases?
  48. yes! post it to the collecting chinese ceramics facebook page. worldclass experts there and they do not hold back! they can be brutal too - fair warning!
  49. is that an iron-red ground? nice piece!
  50. 'and stuff like that thar'!
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