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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Child's Cup? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Strange Pottery Face / Mask by Kim Richards '03 - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
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Signed Japanese Bowls or Dishes? - Asianin Asian
Brown-glazed Amphora - unmarked - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Bane of Bay Area Gardens... - Animalsin Animals
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Ceramic Rabbit Pot-hugger? - Animalsin Animals
what metal is this?  very heavy and a bit soft... 


  1. the image of the mark is really bad - very fuzzy and difficult to determine, but it does look like Kangxi period from the Qing dynasty, but i'm really a novice w/ these things so don't take my word fo...
  2. there's something special about these vases. they appear to be early 20th century or late 19th century and their glaze is exceptional and rare for that period. crystalline glazes were invented long ...
  3. this is the type of vessel we would keep on top of our wood stoves to humidify the house. we would sometimes put fragrant leaves or oil in it along w/ the water to make the house smell good.
  4. interesting erosion patterns here, which appear to manifest on both a micro and a macro level. i'll bet there is some interesting suiseki out there!
  5. thank you Alan. it is a beautiful piece.
  6. i love this one!!
  7. tastes like chicken!
  8. thank you racer!
  9. these are great!!
  10. this rug looks like a much smaller version of one my folks have in their house. theirs was made between 1910 and 1920 and was last appraised at 80-90g. it's very large - around 15' x 12' [or somethin...
  11. thank you valentino and PoliticalPinbacks! these cowries were almost always killed if the shell is super shiny like this one. when they die on their own and splash around for awhile, they lose this ...
  12. thanks again kyra! has anyone heard of 'Juanita'? it reminds me of california pottery.
  13. thank you lisa and mikel!
  14. thank you kyra, Emme, Manikin, and blunder! i could make escargot w/ them, but i'm not a big fan. i prefer just the garlic!
  15. nice solve kyra!
  16. thank you Brunswick and Trey! these pieces aren't new either - they've got some age - maybe 60s?
  17. it's very beautiful! love the frame too!
  18. hi katherinescollections. i've been reading up on mexican ceramics lately, and although we tend to group anything that looks like this into 'talavera', the real stuff is made at only one of eight tal...
  19. very nice piece!
  20. i got a partial translation - 'Slender Bizen Ware'. so it held a slender bison! not many of them around!
  21. thanks Collectomaniac! i have quite a few foo dogs and find them all the time. this is definitely a boy.
  22. this never fails to shock people when they pick it up as it's extremely heavy for it's size. i'm terrible at estimating, but it weighs something between 5 and 10 pounds.
  23. i don't davekelejian. i'll look around for one. thank you!
  24. really pretty!
  25. bakelite ball on top?
  26. nice toracat!
  27. thank you SpiritBear and Trey! it is really beautiful!
  28. i wonder what that odd bench is that she's on. ??
  29. like a baseball memento mori! thinking back on his youth, maybe?
  30. i've only seen this kind of a bottom - color, texture - from pottery from Zanesville, OH.
  31. i think this is a really cool piece! it's exactly the color of the golden gate bridge, and it might even be from that time period - 30s.
  32. any ideas on what kind of stone this is?
  33. thank you vintagelamp! i like this little piece too!
  34. thank you racer!! that's good info!
  35. thank you jscotto363. i think it's way too hard for lead. it is soft, but a little harder than silver, i'd say.
  36. i think it's a piece by Louis Dage. what do you think?
  37. thank you Efesgirl and getthatmonkeyoutofme! whatever it is, it's beautiful!
  38. very nice piece! love arthur dove!
  39. thanks Elisabethan and Efes! it's really beautiful in person!
  40. linda cajita!
  41. lo que me gusta es el nombre del te!
  42. entiende la broma en el nombre de te?! es muy chistoso en ingles! quiere decir 'te por el hombre cachondo!'
  43. puede sacar y mostrar fotos de las ilustraciones adentro?
  44. oooo! oooo! ooo! me want one too!
  45. nada! perdon Himemiya, hubiera escrito en espanol. se ve muy chido este libro, pero no leio aleman y no tengo ningun idea quien es Richard Overpaur. ?? lo busque rapidamente y no encontre nada. quiz...
  46. this does look pretty cool, although i have no idea who Richard Overpaur is. ?? will google....
  47. do you think it's austrian?
  48. these are really nice!
  49. it really is beautiful! the pot looks arts/crafts, but the chain doesn't. ?? interesting piece!
  50. thanks Rick! i really like this little pot alot!
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