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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Another Frog - this one is an old fountain. - Animalsin Animals
Beautiful Plant Stand from the 1930s 
Antique Union Oil Can - Petrolianain Petroliana
Got milk? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Loofah Vases - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Tiny Chinese Erotic Potion Bottle - Asianin Asian
Stacking Children's Toy - Toysin Toys
Matte Green Mission-style Flower Frog - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Small tureen - Mexican painting? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Very Large Hanging Lamp Globe - Lampsin Lamps


  1. thank you hawkike.
  2. at first glance, i thought these were the seven dwarfs!
  3. these are weights for use in a balance scale. almost complete, by the looks of it! sometimes made in brass and sometimes wood w/ lead weights inside.
  4. thank you Virginia.vintage and Hawkike! good info! was there a cover for this or are they open?
  5. i have several of these nasty tools of torture for moo cows. interesting, but brutal!
  6. still my breath!!! love this!!
  7. i've wanted one of these for a long time. if i had about 500 of them and used them, i might be able to find my keyboard easier!
  8. thank you maryh1956 and Virginia.vintage! that's great info, but i don't think mine is old at all. but i could be wrong.
  9. that said, it is very beautiful work!
  10. it looks so new and crisp now. it might be better to post photos of what it looked like before you did the restoration.
  11. Hi SINternet. i just posted more photo of it here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjUGqEAq
  12. there's more pics of it here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjUGqEAq
  13. wow! thank you SINternet! it's really getting a lot of attention there. i a giant quartz crystal in the same yard. it's a single crystal, but it weighs something like 60 lbs. it's enormous! a b...
  14. no markings on the bottom. it was found in the yard of a geologist who passed away here in the East Bay. we cleaned up the yard for the sale of the house and got to keep lots of the little treasures...
  15. wow! i hadn't seen all these great responses! thank you Aimathena, rocker-sd, bentonhavin, SINternet, and Roycroftbooksfromme1! i'll get a pic up of the bottom of it as soon as i get help to pick it...
  16. do you recognize the script on the bottom? i can't tell whether it's kanji or hanzi, or what??
  17. kind of the opposite of 'fat lava'?! thin coral?!
  18. what a beautiful collection idcloisonne!
  19. this piece reminds me of the pottery animals of Robert Maxwell, a very well known california potter.
  20. the finish on these is called blonde birch, i think. it's either Heywood Wakefield or a knock-off. i agree w/ rocker-sd.
  21. you seem to know your stuff, SINternet! would you mind commenting on a large dutch oven i found here in California? it's here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/114252-enormous-and-super-heavy...
  22. the heart-shaped knob makes this particularly special!
  23. thank you racer4four!
  24. thank you tom61375, SEAN68, and idcloisonne! that's great info, idcloisonne! let me know if you have any further info on it.
  25. this one is really beautiful!
  26. This is not Native American. I think it is a 19th century American coverlet. People have begun to collect these enthusiastically over the last 25-30 years. Yours is a patriotic-themed one. if you loo...
  27. this is a beautiful tiger maple chair! it reminds me of ones i've seen in Quebec. although it is in an early style, and it looks like it has some age - maybe late 1800s, but it doesn't look to be 160...
  28. really beautiful!
  29. actually, i don't think it is silver gilded, or it would have oxidized. not sure how the silver color remains silver. ??
  30. i just dust it w/ a feather duster. i had mine appraised at a large auction house. They told me that it was probably 17th century, possibly early 18th century and it was appraised for $4g-6g, which w...
  31. i guess if you don't like to waste any oil. this thing holds about 2 tablespoonfuls of whatever! thanks mikelv85 and walksoftly!
  32. Tonala pottery from guadalajara, MX
  33. hello loveart. i haven't found out anything about it at all. it's hanging on my wall and looks great in that beautiful frame. let me know if you learn anything about yours. best, pete
  34. thank you inky and AmberRose!
  35. i have a very, very old Mandalay - late 17th or early 18th century standing Buddha. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/78926-19th-century--a-burmese-mandalay-standi
  36. thanks surfdub66! this is a particular kind, and i really like it. just wish i knew what it was called.
  37. hahaa!! thanks inky! it is about 6 inches tall x 4 inches wide.
  38. This piece could be from any of a half-dozen places. it reminds me of bauhaus stuff, and it could be West German.
  39. This one is known as the 'Dutch Knitter' in English.
  40. i've found quite a bit more info about these engravings. they really are amongst the best engravings ever from the 18th century. they are french and they are both in the art collections of the Britis...
  41. thanks vetraio50! AUSTRO? is there a way to message directly to someone on the list?
  42. thank you inky, racer4four, and AmberRose! it is pretty whimsical, and it IS a giraffe! good eye inky!
  43. thank you fortapache! i bet the bathroom is beautiful!
  44. and thank you fortapache and racer4four!
  45. thank you kyratango! good info to know!
  46. this is such a gorgeous piece! stunning!
  47. that's estimation of measurements....
  48. thank you TallCakes! that is a very useful link. i need to measure the globe, because it does look a LOT like the globe from those gravity hook shades, but they are all 10". sometimes i can be far ...
  49. very beautiful!!
  50. cool. i've never even heard of Dodge Bros before. it's kind of interesting to think about people digging up car emblems someday and wondering whether they are branding irons or not... maybe i'll be ...
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