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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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Mahogany or Rosewood Box with a Silver [nickel?] Top. - Asianin Asian
Carved Obsidian Kylin / Quyrin / Kirin - Asianin Asian
Killer Awaji Pot! - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
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


  1. thank you surfdub66! i agree and i'm very happy w/ this purchase. i got it on ebay, but they didn't list it as Awaji or it would have gone MUCH higher.
  2. thank you Virginia.vintage!
  3. very cool!!!
  4. WOW!!! very nice collection!
  5. i kind of jumped the gun on that one, but it does sound very similar to the words 'Kylin / Quyrin / Kirin'.
  6. could be italian.
  7. is the bonnet part of it?
  8. thank you bratjdd and Artistinside!
  9. i just realized that this is the origin of the word 'Unicorn'!
  10. Thank you Jim. Very good info. Kirin!
  11. very beautiful!!! looks kind of like Robinson Ransbottam - but one of the best i've ever seen!
  12. not to get too technical, but i think that this is actually a 'gemsbok', rather than a gazelle.
  13. i'm pretty sure that this was made in the 1920s. i found some other Awaji in this glaze from then. [but this one is so much better because of the dragon!]
  14. thank you vetraio! i did look it up after your post and found many interesting stories about it. i wonder when it was first used? i'm trying to figure out when this pot was made.
  15. for some bizarre reason, i imagined it in black and white!
  16. Happy Halloween!!
  17. thanks vetraio and CindB! that's a uranium glaze? how can you tell, vetraio?
  18. it's a beautiful hwy sign, but it's from new mexico.
  19. i like both!
  20. nice glaze!
  21. the person who left it in front of my house came by and apparently he has another one that is around 6 ft tall! they were both made by an old man in the neighborhood who died a couple yrs ago. i nee...
  22. yup. thanks artistinside, kyratango, racer4four and jewels!
  23. this was a fun guessing game! thanks rniederman!
  24. i think that these are Dhokra pieces from India. i see one which looks like a roo, but the others could be from anywhere.
  25. oops! hadn't quite thought of it that way nutsabotas6!
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. beautiful!
  29. wedding dress? baby blanket?
  30. i can see 7 or possibly 8 gnomes. cool!
  31. wow! this looks really nice!
  32. Thank you fhrjr2! yew're right! i think that it is from a yew tree.
  33. thank you racer4four!
  34. thanks eye4beauty and kyroatango!
  35. there's no coating on it whatsoever. i just used wood wax, after going over it w/ a very fine steel wool.
  36. i'm not sure the material, but this is called a diorama.
  37. it looks like a series of paintings by Velazquez all jumbled into one.
  38. i thought it was for making hot toddies!
  39. not jackson pollock, but still kind of interesting - particularly the colors.
  40. Thank you artistinside and shareurpassion! it is a piece of Tonala pottery from Jalisco, Mexico ['Tonalensis means 'from Tonala'].
  41. Thank you Virginia.vintage!!
  42. this is a really good piece! i've convinced myself!
  43. 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!
  44. this is really beautiful, and it looks like gilded silver!
  45. i think that it's one of a pair of antique bigfoot footprints used to spook the newcomers!
  46. nice stein. it might be Minton.
  47. this is a real work of art! very beautifully crafted!
  48. do you KNOW that this is new? seems like quite a bit of work for not a whole lot of value.
  49. who's the illustrator? looks kind of like covarrubias, no?
  50. Thanks Trey!
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