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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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Large Vase with Grape Motif - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
1904 Maxfield Parrish Print 'Air Castles' - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Limoges Porcelain Candy Dish with a Phoenix Design - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Very Large 12" tile of Gathering of Connoisseurs by Guy Bufet - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Handblown Glass Pear - Glasswarein Glassware
Pottery Gourd - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Dick Knox California Pottery Plate - majolica - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Mexican Siesta - themed throw pillow - Sewingin Sewing
Giant Frog Hose Hider - Animalsin Animals
Mottle Glazed Vase - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. this is a large vase - 16" tall.
  2. thank you mikelv85 and catteann! i love it too!
  3. i love them!! i have a collection of about 30 old brushes - mostly painter's brushes though.
  4. I just added some more photos. i don't know why, but i hadn't turned the painting over to look at the back in years. it actually says the painting is by 'Bill Hawass' and even gives his address in L...
  5. i'm always finding things in the trash - particularly when people move out of the neighborhood. recently i found two items in my neighbor's trash which i wiped down and put up on ebay and they went f...
  6. i agree Vintagefran! this piece is distinctive enough that i think it should be recognizable. it's not as small as it looks - about 5-6" tall/wide. should have photographed it w/ something to show it...
  7. thank you Virginia.vintage!
  8. serpentine also scratches w/ a key or piece of steel, like soapstone. i've heard that jade is the only thing which doesn't scratch w/ steel. an exacto knife is probably a good test of this.
  9. would this be considered majolica?
  10. thanks nutsabotas6! yes, walksoftly, it could also be a bird of paradise. not one i recognize, but maybe a fantasy one.
  11. i agree surfdub66, it does look like the gathering of the dons.
  12. i just dug this out of my warehouse and put it on the wall. it's a pretty cool painting from 1969. any info on Hawass appreciated!!
  13. i've had some prints of his which are amazingly crisp and beautiful, including one which was his first commercial print - first printing - in 1904. it must have been kept in the dark all this time. ...
  14. Thank you TubeAmp!
  15. the color appears to be pretty good in yours. sometimes, they are really washed out and lose their value that way.
  16. thank you once again walksoftly!
  17. thank you vetraio50 and SEAN68!
  18. it reminds me of Maxfield Parrish as well. it probably came from that same mileu of wonderful midnight garden parties... love it!
  19. thanks Riply206! good info!
  20. thank you racer4four! i will save it and have it re-made into another throw pillow one of these days.
  21. thanks racer4four, Virginia.vintage! this thing weighs around 200 lbs!
  22. thanks Manikin! i like him too. i think as long as he is in his final place, i'll be fine!
  23. thank you art.pottery. i had that feeling. the staining on the bottom reminds me of other recent pieces from China which have fooled me and others. the hardwater stains are on the outside of the vase.
  24. i couldn't agree w/ you more, idcloisonne! thank you for your all of your comments.
  25. thanks SEAN68!
  26. it kind of reminds me of a 'Diana' hunt scene. alot of what would be considered 'pornography' was disguised as 'classical' in the late 1800s/early 1900s.
  27. yes antiquerose, we do have clr here and it does sort of work for light staining. thanks sean68. i almost threw this piece away. it sure has attracted a lot of 'loves' here!
  28. i don't know how old mine are - they are pretty shiny to be very old, but they are definitely the same family of pottery.
  29. thank you cracay2004, shareurpassion, and surfdub66!
  30. thank you Virginia.vintage!
  31. i finally found a good use for this post - in a landscape we are doing in Alameda - alongside a driveway we're making w/ antique stone cobbles from san francisco streets.
  32. thank you shareurpassion, cogito, nutsaboutas6! i'll try the vinegar and let you know how it works.
  33. thank you idcloisonne. i got another one exactly like it the other day so now i have a lovely pair of them! i'm surprised that you think it's Japanese. it looks so much like some other Chinese plan...
  34. i just added some more pics. i think this is such a cool painting. can anyone tell about when it was painted by the artist board?
  35. thank you Gracay2004!
  36. this is a painted iron pickaninny - to use a racist term. according to Wikipedia: 'The term pickaninny has also been used in the past to describe aboriginal Australians.[2] According to Robin Bernstei...
  37. it could also be a tool for administering meds to an animal.
  38. Thank you Peasejean55!
  39. actually, i think that he's also listed as Francis B. Tighe.
  40. Francis B. Tiche - he is a listed watercolor painter. nice pic!
  41. thank you mikelv85! i see what you mean. reminds me of Japanese indigo fabric panels.
  42. here's a better link: http://www.italianways.com/ceramica-solimene-in-vietri-sul-mare/
  43. thank you racer4four and Gracay2004! check out this photo of the beautiful workshop: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/503488433315161187/
  44. thanks racer4four! i like it a lot too.
  45. nice color and form!
  46. i keep running into and loving the pottery of Alvino Bagni! this one is particularly wonderful!
  47. thanks Weirdpuckett!
  48. Sure it's a real Rene Caron. it's not as if his paintings are rare, unusual or expensive. but they are nice and he is definitely talented. Probably a good investment at $150-$350.
  49. it certainly would match one of the neighborhood themes...
  50. i had no idea how expensive good pens were until i was in Carmel, CA on Father's Day. I saw these two little kids purchasing a pen for their dad for $700!
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