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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GARGOYLE Mobiloil 'Make the Chart Your Guide' Double-sided Porcelain Sign - Petrolianain Petroliana
What kind of a pottery bowl is this one?  grater inside? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Blue Ringed Mixing Bowl - Kitchenin Kitchen
De la Robbia [?] Italian Majolica Sugar Bowl - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Another Hedi Schoop Horse Planter - Animalsin Animals
Sculpture marked Austin Prod Inc. 1983 on stand - Figurinesin Figurines
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


  1. really cool piece of rust! i know a wall where it would look great!
  2. to roast coffee or cacao, maybe?
  3. see how the different colors do not mix at all on their edges? that's not a good sign. that means it is probably a paint by numbers set. sorry i can't give you the great news you are looking for.
  4. thank you Gargoylecollector and AzTom! great info and links! and very much appreciated.
  5. Thank you AmberRose! too bad you didn't get it. i have quite a collection of old bowls and this one is particularly cool looking. i love aqua and i love orange [anything!].
  6. i just noticed that it has been re-used as a mobiloil sign and there's an older soda sign underneath! cool!
  7. thank you tommy1002. i've had it for a long time and i think i'm ready to set it free!
  8. i use a lot of square pots and have noticed that plants do much better in them than rounded pots. i'm not mathematical genius, so i was surprised to learn that they hold 50% more soil than a rounded p...
  9. i have several of these in different sizes. i think that it is a punch-out drainage hole and i punched mine out. i'd love to find out more about this piece too.
  10. thanks racer4four! i agree 100%!
  11. does anyone have info on this kind of pottery? is it considered modern de la robbia?
  12. thank you flhrjr and mikelv85! great info and links!!
  13. probably a faded chromolithograph.
  14. i collect the old jacks. what is a bottle wrench? i have a couple and i never knew what they were for.
  15. thanks so much flhrjr2. i'll email him later.
  16. i have one of these too, and i'm not convinced of any explanation so far. it's baffled me for years. i hope we can get a definitive answer.
  17. is it a Monterey Jade piece? i agree w/ aghcollect - a california piece, for sure.
  18. thanks hawkike! yours is a very similar red color as mine, as well as design. cool!
  19. this is my favorite find of the last couple months - and i got it for around $5 on ebay. i just like the primary colors and the bauhaus look to it.
  20. thanks Trey! this one's got your name all over it...
  21. thank you hawkike.
  22. at first glance, i thought these were the seven dwarfs!
  23. 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.
  24. thank you Virginia.vintage and Hawkike! good info! was there a cover for this or are they open?
  25. i have several of these nasty tools of torture for moo cows. interesting, but brutal!
  26. still my breath!!! love this!!
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. that said, it is very beautiful work!
  30. it looks so new and crisp now. it might be better to post photos of what it looked like before you did the restoration.
  31. Hi SINternet. i just posted more photo of it here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjUGqEAq
  32. there's more pics of it here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjUGqEAq
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. do you recognize the script on the bottom? i can't tell whether it's kanji or hanzi, or what??
  37. kind of the opposite of 'fat lava'?! thin coral?!
  38. what a beautiful collection idcloisonne!
  39. this piece reminds me of the pottery animals of Robert Maxwell, a very well known california potter.
  40. the finish on these is called blonde birch, i think. it's either Heywood Wakefield or a knock-off. i agree w/ rocker-sd.
  41. 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...
  42. the heart-shaped knob makes this particularly special!
  43. thank you racer4four!
  44. thank you tom61375, SEAN68, and idcloisonne! that's great info, idcloisonne! let me know if you have any further info on it.
  45. this one is really beautiful!
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. really beautiful!
  49. actually, i don't think it is silver gilded, or it would have oxidized. not sure how the silver color remains silver. ??
  50. 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...
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