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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Balthazar on the Elephant - Christmasin Christmas
Pottery Elephant's Foot Planter - Animalsin Animals
Little Resin Elephants - Animalsin Animals
Botero Brass Elephant? - Animalsin Animals
Awaji Bowl - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Found another old sign! - Signsin Signs
Spirit of Saint Louis Wooden Model - Toysin Toys
Large Midcentury Cow Planter - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Little Dishes from Goodwill - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Badger! Badger! - Native Americanin Native American


  1. interesting painting! this kind of a scene might be considered a 'capriccio' - a location which is reminiscent of a real place, but somewhat fantacised. these were first created by Francesco Guardi ...
  2. i know katherinescollections! people like me should be banned from collecting breakables!
  3. i think gnomes use these to cut their toenails.
  4. wow! great display!
  5. very nice!
  6. thank you freiheit, LOUMANAL, and katherinescollections! that story sounds very familiar frei! i have one or two elephants that i really like, and around 25 or so which are just 'meh'! these ones f...
  7. very cool monogram! nice sleuthing slackjack!
  8. after the turquoise piece was broken, i found out that it is a rare and expensive Garden City piece - worth between $500 and $850! bummer.
  9. gorgeous!
  10. thanks Efesgirl, kyratango, and jscott0363! personally, i'm kind of 'meh'!
  11. these ones are part of a large set i have which i think are really beautiful. i bought them when i was 18 years old. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/62758-28-etudes-de-nus-paris-arts-et-mti
  12. thank you Lisa and Scott! i am not sure where it is right now, but will keep my eye open for it and get some better pics when i find it. did you see this other one? http://www.collectorsweekly.com/s...
  13. precious!
  14. very nice! i'm all excited because i found a Paul Mccobb 1950s credenza in beautiful condition on the curb tonite!! plus i found a new house where i have a little more room to expand.
  15. artistic evolution!
  16. thanks for the reflections from Varina, Iowa, Valentino! it sounds like a lovely place where there are still at least a couple of lifestyle options available to at least some of the people...
  17. wow! this piece is such a wonderful piece of art!
  18. i think that this is Mexican - from Michoacan.
  19. could this be Anasazi?
  20. i just noticed what a nice display on your credenza vetraio! very nice balance, harmony and assymetry!
  21. moo-cow it is, udderly so!
  22. i found out that these are faience from Morocco! i think they're really beautiful.
  23. looks new, but NICE!
  24. thank you Efesgirl! i'm a bit of a crackpot, myself!
  25. thank you very much antiquerose, fortapache, and Nicefice! good info! i'll have to give my picker some more $$.
  26. it kind of looks like an eggplant - very beautifully done!
  27. it's a beautiful Moroccan faience, maiolica or talavera pot! really nice!
  28. i agree w/ Matisse! congratulations!
  29. can you post a photo of the bottom of the pot? that can often tell us more than anything about it.
  30. this looks very beautiful, but we need a good shot of the bottom to tell you something about it.
  31. i see all kinds of things in the garbage which surprise me. last week, i saw some beautiful, old Deruta pottery w/ all the gargoyles etc. in the garbage. someone else was able to salvage them.
  32. can you post a photo of the bottom of the piece? it looks beautiful!
  33. thanks Sunnybrook! i think that this is actually a photographic print - using a textile machine. i haven't found out anything about it, but i'm pretty sure that is what it is. i'd love to know more!
  34. still a nice piece though!
  35. this is from Bolivia and fairly new. these colors were not available very many years ago. i'd guess 70s.
  36. i don't know, but i LOVE it! what kind of wood do you think it's made of? looks very hard and difficult to carve, like laurel.
  37. flipping the pic so that we can see the signature right-side-up would really help. my first instinct is that it's Israeli, but who knows?
  38. it looks like some of the monterey jade pieces i have.
  39. wow! amazing vetraio! reminds me of Frederick Rhead, or even Adelaid Robineau! just beatiful!
  40. of course! i see it now. i couldn't figure out what those patches were on the side, but cow makes total sense. thanks racer and kyra!
  41. it is a very nice pot - decorative, in my opinion. and an interesting glaze. the fact that it's unsigned though, makes me think that it's a decorative-only piece, rather than a rare and special stud...
  42. i meant Rittgers.
  43. they remind me of Laffayette L. Riggers chalkware from the 1940s....
  44. yes, i'm from Oakland. i forgot the name, but he was a pretty important military guy if i remember right. i found that passport in the trash near the base, along w/ a bunch of pacific maps. i never ...
  45. me too!?
  46. looks like a lamp, no?
  47. i started to do this to a painting after seeing the same AR piece. warning: don't re-wet the q-tip!
  48. i don't know but it's beautiful!
  49. this might be made by Graziano Pimpinelli. i recently posted a pic of a very large water pitcher i found by him. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/172069-very-large-italian-pitcher
  50. it's kind of offensive to remove this from the Native American Pottery category.
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