mikelv85

Ohio USA

I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all about. It always amazes me what some people will throw or give away. I'm always on the hunt for glass, pottery, original signed paintings, furniture or whatever catches my eye ! (Read more)

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Large Chinese Famille Verte Vase / Hong Kong-Kangxi Nian Zhi Mark /Circa 1960 - Asianin Asian
Silver Turquoise and Coral Ring / Unmarked Unknown Maker/ Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Hugh Lot of Charles Hubble Aviation Lithograph Prints Reproduced from TRW Inc. Calendars /Circa 20th Century  - Visual Artin Visual Art
Unusual Shape Black Amethyst Glass Vase with Copper Aventurine Dust /V. Nason & Co."Avventurina" Line/Italy /Circa 1950's  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Franklin Mint "Cutty Sark" 125th Anniversary Barometer / Circa 20th Century - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Unusual Terra Cotta Incised and Relief Decorated Vessel 7" x 8" Dia. / Unknown Maker and Age - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Cowan Pottery “Laurel” 10” Art Deco Figural Flower Frog #721 /Circa 1926 - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Chinese Rosewood, Brass, and Jade Jewelry Music Box/Marked Shanghai China/Circa Mid-20th Century - Asianin Asian
Milk Glass Painted Cameo Brooch /Marked Czecho    Slovakia / Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
German Cathedral Watercolor 11"x 17" Matted and Framed / Unknown Artist / Circa 20th Century - Visual Artin Visual Art

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  1. You're welcome Kevin :).... I've been checking around and they're calling these pieces onyx, jasper, or agate sterling bird figures. Lots of forms. Herons, chickens, road runners, peacocks etc. Most s...
  2. Here you go Ho2 :)....Whenever you see the rectangle with the line through it in a mark that's "Made in China" or China Made. These are modern Longquan style celadon pieces. I have a few as well. Here...
  3. Thanks Val :) ..... I think so too. We had gone out west for a family vacation in 1970 and I saw a lot of Native American and Mexican jewelry. We stopped at this bottomless gorge close to the Grand C...
  4. Wow :)...I love mounted vases. It adds that extra panache to something that's already exquisite !
  5. Hi Fran and thanks :)...they sure are and it's happened more than once. I'll will make a few passes because pieces like this always seem to get by me on the first run. Middle shelves aren't at eye lev...
  6. Thanks so much Katherine :)
  7. Thank you Katherine :)
  8. Thanks Karen... you're right I do. There's no place like home...no place like home. Oh darn it doesn't work without the ruby slippers...lol :) By the way I think the aventurine vase I posted yester...
  9. I've been looking into this one a little more and it seems to match Italian maker V. Nason and Co. "Avventurina " line. A few on Ebay in smaller sizes but same colors and similar shapes. http://www...
  10. Thanks kivatinitz :)... a masterpiece sounds pretty good to me !
  11. Now that's just plain gorgeous !! :)
  12. Pretty cool Tony :)...I think it's an unusual type of combination lock. The dots look like they represent numbers or sequences. The four leaf clover on the knob might be a clue too.
  13. You are spot on ho2...it is Brush McCoy form #745 in a blue art vellum glaze. I forgot I have a green art vellum glaze fawn vase #716 I posted a while back.It's not signed either. I found your form on...
  14. He's great ho2 :) being a Scottie owner I collect anything I see when it comes to my little girl. I've got a McCoy planter along with ceramic, and glass ones of all kinds.
  15. Thanks blunderbuss2 :)
  16. Thanks Caperkid :)
  17. Yep, I saw that too Ken. However I think that's a bit optimistic. These are highly sought after but two to four hundred is more realistic. I saw one appraised for that sell for only eighty dollars. It...
  18. Thanks Karen....you know your stuff so I'm pleased with your assessment and that we concur....lol :)
  19. I remember these my mom collected owls for years :) Sorry don't know much about them either.
  20. Thanks Karen and Caperkid for the love and comments. I don't know for sure Karen...careless welding sparks or something. You guys have the City of Adelaide in your care. Hope that goes well. :)
  21. What A TV lamp haul !...Good for you. They are all awesome :)
  22. Love TV lamps Alan I have a Matador one I posted a while back. Don't sit to close to the TV in the dark or you'll ruin your eyes ... hence the need for TV lamps or so they thought. :) http://www.co...
  23. What every it is... It is stunning ho2 :) Love the design. Wish nldionne was still around she would know. I'm thinking RRP (Robinson Ransbottom) since there's no mark, but it could be one of several O...
  24. These are beautiful Karen :)...I have a few myself. They're usually ID'd as vintage 70's-90's Imari Ware from Japan. Toyo and Art Mark are two companies I know of. They used a variety of makers and ar...
  25. Stunning in it's simplicity ! :)
  26. Nice surf....I have a cobalt blue one. :)
  27. You're welcome kivatinitz :)....Thanks so much for the "love" and comment.
  28. Thank you surf :)
  29. He's nice ho2 :)...I'll guess it's more than likely a spurious Chinese mark after taking a quick look on Gotheborg's site. Either Qianlong or Kangxi probably mid century or later.
  30. Thanks Karen :).... It doesn't look particularly Mayan or Aztec to me either. African seems closer or it could just be a fantasy piece.
  31. Thanks Karen and Rose :)... She's a beauty.... a one in a million girl ! (I love that song...lol.)
  32. My feeling is still a mid-century piece Katherine. Either decorative or souvenir but I'm no expert either. The one on Ebay has numbers all over the bottom and I don't think you'd see that on an authen...
  33. Thanks so much Katherine :) ....she really did make my day !
  34. Hi Alan and thanks for the "love" and comment. Interesting thought about it being Aboriginal. Maybe one of our Australian friends here on CW might have some thoughts as to that.
  35. Thanks Ken :)....and he was a fellow Ohioan and Clevelander too.
  36. Thanks Roy :)
  37. Morning Kerry...Thanks :) There's really not much room in there for too many what-nots though...lol. All I have in there is one jade (?) bracelet at present.
  38. Thanks CindB :)....I really don't know. It's been a while since I researched this piece. I usually check Gotheborg's site to see what there is about most of my Asian pieces. This is where I got my inf...
  39. It's impressive Alan :)....looks like you were very lucky too. I've seen the wind get under roof strapped items even at 25-35 mph and send them sailing. I would have taken the chance myself since it w...
  40. Cute little verses surf :).....I've never heard those before just the sugar and spice and snips and snails ones...lol
  41. Thanks Karen and Katherine for the "loves" and comments. :)
  42. Thanks Caperkid :)
  43. Oh yes, now it's quite time and they go back to sleep....you never need an alarm clock when you roll over and have a cat staring you in the face. :)
  44. Morning Kerry :)....up with the troops (two cats and a dog) who think 3-4 AM is a perfectly reasonable time to be awake. Always been an early riser but sometimes it would be nice to sleep in late... ...
  45. I love old clocks like this Karen. I've had a few in my day and I find the chimes so soothing. Nothing better than a whole room full taking their turn slightly out of sync...lol :)
  46. Beautiful set Sean ! :)
  47. Beautiful robin56 :)...As the saying goes..."All good things come to those who wait."
  48. Thanks ArtNouveauChic :)
  49. Thanks Karen,,,I spy with my little eye...yet again...lol
  50. Thank you Ken :)
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