Oakland, CA

Personal Website: flickr.com/photos/eastbay…

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)


See all 1795
Black Enamel and MOP Inlay from Korea - Asianin Asian
Very Cute Little Bowl from where? when? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Pre-Colombian Nicoya Olla from Costa Rica - Native Americanin Native American
Large Sweetgrass Yarn Basket - Native Americanin Native American
Tiny Little Wheel-thrown Porcelain Sake Cup in a Light Blue Glaze - Asianin Asian
My Greenstone and Twisted Iron Table - Furniturein Furniture
Victorian Hanging Ruby Glass Planter?  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Spring 1970 Issue of the Whole Earth Catalog - Paperin Paper
Smaller Cloisonne Vase with Floral Designs - Asianin Asian
Cloissone Dragon Vase - Asianin Asian


  1. looks like really great condition / perfect patina!
  2. this just doesn't look american to me - maybe Persian?
  3. thanks nuts!
  4. these are sooo great!!
  5. thank you mareredware! any idea where it's from?
  6. orange you glad you bought this?! [love orange!]
  7. it looks like it's almost water-tight. nice!
  8. Beautiful basket in great condition! Tohono O'odham were known as the Papago for a long time, but Tohono O'odham is a much more appropriate name [in their own language].
  9. i would describe it as Victorian Gothic, rather than Medieval.
  10. very touching story of a very talented painter! this is a scene i'm very familiar with -from years of x-country skiing in the Northeast.
  11. cool! faux bois glass!
  12. Hi Celiene. the one in your post is, but this is a hat stand. the size is the cue! i think it's just a more subtle design w/out showing the heads.
  13. yes Nevada! oops!
  14. can anyone tell me what these are called? i see them every now and again...
  15. thanks Thomas!
  16. i have one that is similar which is an advertisement for cigars - 1880s/90s. it's a little bit different though.
  17. thanks Nevada, racer and katherine! according to Thomas K. Libby, these are called 'Japanese Studio Celadons'. makes sense.
  18. it's Japanese Tokoname! first quarter of 20th century.
  19. i just posted it there Celiene. i paid only $10 for it at the flea market.
  20. thank you Celiene. i've been researching this piece, and i'm reasonably certain that it is Qing [1732-1795].
  21. thanks Sean!
  22. this is where i'd insert a sad emoji for you Ivonne! i'm sorry!
  23. most folks are not aware of the huge role brand played in the development of text messaging, email, etc... i first heard of him when reading Tom Wolfe's Electric Koolaid Acid Test, and then i got to ...
  24. Thanks Nevada and Thomas! Stewart Brand is a very interesting fellow! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Brand He is responsible for pushing Nasa to release the images of earth from space, whic...
  25. Thank you Celiene and Katherine! maybe i will bring it to Bonham's, Celiene.
  26. Thanks Nevada!
  27. Thanks Nevada and Efes!
  28. thanks Nevada, Lisa and Katherine!
  29. Wow! thanks Lisa! and thanks Nevada, Racer and Katherine!
  30. what does the back look like? there's no holes for eyes that i can see, which would make it something other than a mask.
  31. i was given some pieces of this when i was a kid and told it was 'Peacock Ore'.
  32. thanks Brentallen!???
  33. what i got off the japanese pottery collector's fb page is that this is a 19th century Imari rice bowl with a decoration known as Nam'ban [an old word for foreigners].
  34. hubba! hubba!
  35. this piece is 5" wide by 4" tall. thanks Kevin. i'll look up Tango glass. am very ignorant!
  36. for some reason, i cannot get your link to work Celiene.
  37. this is called a spice cabinet.
  38. from what i've been told by the folks on the Collecting Chinese Antiques and Art Facebook page, this plate is VERY special. i found pieces which match the work on this piece which sold for more than ...
  39. i believe the flag and the men on the rice bowl are dutch, but i'm not sure how this relates to the black ship celebrations... it's all very confusing, as were the incredibly fantastic views held by t...
  40. thanks racer!
  41. i just added a pic of one of the lions.
  42. very nice! i have a copy of it made in the 70s.
  43. a very cool one! love stuff from the 1915 sf expo!
  44. wow! great piece! great goodwill find!
  45. yes, Celiene - Omega is expensive for the most part, but they have really good eyes for stuff and they don't research the more obscure things or event things which are slightly damaged [like these]. i...
  46. great! i love it!
  47. nice bob! i know some of the members of the bands on the pins - since back in those days!
  48. thank you rucklczglass! apparently, my timing was good as the celebrations which are held commemorating the black ship are this weekend. that's what the firecracker on the base is all about. there i...
  49. i just received an email from an expert in the field who says it's a gorgeous piece of painted enamel from Canton - first half of the 19th century. so it's not cloisonne. interesting!
  50. thanks nuts! anyone know about when it was made?
  51. See more


posted 8 hours ago
posted 3 days ago
posted 3 days ago
posted 5 days ago
posted 9 days ago
posted 14 days ago
posted 19 days ago
posted 19 days ago
posted 21 days ago
posted 22 days ago
posted 23 days ago
posted 1 month ago
posted 2 months ago
posted 2 months ago
posted 2 months ago
posted 3 months ago
posted 4 months ago
posted 5 months ago
posted 5 months ago
posted 6 months ago
posted 6 months ago
posted 9 months ago
posted 9 months ago
posted 10 months ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 3 years ago
posted 3 years ago
posted 3 years ago
posted 4 years ago
posted 4 years ago
posted 4 years ago
posted 4 years ago
posted 4 years ago
posted 46 years ago
See more