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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Two Art Deco Vases / Bookends - Art Decoin Art Deco
Large, Older African Mask - Visual Artin Visual Art
Very large marble - Toysin Toys
Another Awaji piece, or not? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Hampshire Pottery Teapot - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Shawl of Buddhas - Rugs and Textilesin Rugs and Textiles
Treasurecraft of Hawaii - Small Pink Vase - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
FP? Classical Amphora-shaped Vase - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Purple Mini-Chiminea? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Very large Platter or Bowl - Modern - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. very nice! the home is a Georgian-style, double-interior-chimney colonial. It is probably a Georgian Revival home built in either the 1890s or 1920s [popular at those times]. If it is a real period G...
  2. thanks katherinescollections! yes - warehouse - i need less of it right now and am thinking about selling everything in it [except a few of my favorite pieces for my new house - when i find it!].
  3. Thanks katherinescollections!
  4. http://www.ancient.eu/image/627/ Greek, from Cypriot.
  5. this marble is about 1.33 inches across, making it the largest marble i've seen. does anyone know who made it?
  6. does anyone know where this mask is from?
  7. thank you robin56 and nutsabotas6! nice work robin56!
  8. it's beautiful! it might be Kyoto ware from Japan.
  9. looks more Greek, Macedonian, maybe Italian, i think.
  10. i agree that this is more art nouveau jewelry than arts/crafts. way too fussy for a/c. but of course, they did overlap in time.
  11. beautiful piece!! an expert in 16th/17th century collars could give you a very accurate date for your piece. i think that this type of collar and neckline were most popular from 1600-1610. The stra...
  12. thank you vetraio50! i think it is Awaji, but still have a few doubts... maybe Kyoto?
  13. this is the more typical: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/8-Vintage-AZTEC-Opaque-Tonala-Mexican-Art-Pottery-Vase-/151770977051?hash=item235641531b
  14. i love it!!! i think it's called Aztec Ware, although it looks a little earlier maybe or just different than most Aztec Ware pieces i've seen. definitely Tonala. many of us who collect Mexican pott...
  15. i love this book!! i would have snatched it up for $30!
  16. this is a very beautiful serape - mid-century - w/ a huge ojo de dios [eye of god] center. i have some similar ones - same colors too. i really like the ones w/ the light blue backgrounds. there is...
  17. it's very beautiful! i wonder if it was an antique aquarium at one time or whether it was built as a terrarium orignally. regardless, a very nice find!
  18. thank you katherinescollections!
  19. a very beautiful table!!
  20. thank you Cormoran1925! i read somewhere that it was established in 1946?
  21. wowsa! what a beauty! but not deco. earlier than deco.
  22. d'oh! thank you art.pottery!
  23. what a great display of a really cool collection!
  24. i think that a group of Pegasi is called a 'peggle', no?
  25. thank you grendel67! i have been checking. they won't tell me whether they have any in the back room. that's the way this place does business - similar to the Goodwills around here. i love kintsugi...
  26. thank you Hunter and kyratango!
  27. thanks valentino97!
  28. i have a few of these, but not nearly as nice as yours! it's a really beautiful, fancy one! i had a very good one many years ago, but it was destroyed in the 1989 loma prieta quake.
  29. wow! great pinfire and flash! [i'm trying to impress you w/ terminology i learned when i was 16, and haven't used since!]
  30. very beautiful!!
  31. i'm pretty sure that this is Garden City Pottery out of San Jose.
  32. i went back to the 2nd hand place i got these at and found two more UNDAMAGED ones! yeah!
  33. thank you grendel67.
  34. yes, and the clean lines and nouveau/deco form too.
  35. i just added another photo of this piece.
  36. i don't think that this is Mexican. i think it may be Morrocan or Tunisian or maybe even Ethiopian. it could be a communal food tray from one of those countries.
  37. i need to get an appraisal of this piece for insurance. it's very rare to see a complete set of two pots and coffin planter. any recommendations?
  38. thanks again vetraio50! very interesting info. it is some kind of resin, i think.
  39. thank you Eloisa! whatever it is, i like it alot!
  40. thanks mikelv85! i figured that it was modern chinese.
  41. thank you robin56, vetraio50 and CindB! i think that vetraio50 may be correct. i think it might be a chinese interpretation of an italian piece. it's that brown stain on the bottom again - it surpr...
  42. thank you walksoftly and flhrjr2! they are by GMB, even though they aren't marked. they are early - 1920s or 30s.
  43. gorgeous!!
  44. love it!!
  45. i think that this chair was designed by Vincent Cafiero, who worked exclusively for Knoll until 1970, when he opened a freelance design studio in Westchester, NY. This is my speculation from internet...
  46. this big green/blue one is fabulous!
  47. thanks racer4four. while a lot of awaji is signed, some isn't. some Awaji, like this pot, are impossible to miss. it has to do w/ the glaze- color, transparency, designs [irises on this green backg...
  48. it's really nice!
  49. beautiful! i've never seen Mexican pottery that buff color before. actually, not true! does it have a sweet smell to it? if so, then it's barro dulce - sweet clay. it smells almost like a mild pe...
  50. wonderful 'flash'!
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