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I am The Knickknackatorian. I collect ALL KINDS of things! Anything that interests me and catches my fancy. Let's chat! celiene.ohara@gmail dot com


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Any Ideas?  Thai?  Cambodia? - Fine Artin Fine Art
Hand painted framed ceramic tiles Original frame Signed Huber - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Original 1970s ECOLOGY NOW! Logo Stoneware Pottery Plaque - Folk Artin Folk Art
Very Finely Woven Bamboo (?) Over Porcelain Vase - Asianin Asian
Broken Glass & Glass 'Brick' Folk Art Rooster Wall Art - Folk Artin Folk Art
Arts & Crafts Period Hammered Copper Beveled Edge Mirror - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
1970's Boy with Sailboat Stoneware Figurine Mystery Maker! - Figurinesin Figurines
"Eat Rosebud Mush."  1890's Harker Pottery Advertising Cereal Bowl  Feat.: The Rosebud Girl - Advertisingin Advertising
"Mrs. Stern"  18??  Portrait of a woman by Itinerant Artist? - Fine Artin Fine Art
Happy Hanukkah!  "Festival Of Lights" by Ettore "Ted" DeGrazia Original 1976 Print - Fine Artin Fine Art


  1. You have so many gorgeous pieces, Phil - do they ever get worn by anyone?
  2. Is there a picture missing? The signature is on a flat surface, but the other picture shows no flat surface. How does is stand up? Is that a stopper? I don't get it! Where do you put the flowers?
  3. WOW! Here's a good video showing technique. Unbelievable. From Qing Dynasty to today. (Video is from 2006) "These elegant porcelain items are covered with patterns and carefully woven with bamb...
  4. WOW! Here's a good video showing technique. Unbelievable. From Qing Dynasty to today. (Video is from 2006) "These elegant porcelain items are covered with patterns and carefully woven with bamb...
  5. Here's a video that show a BIT of a man weaving the bamboo on the porcelain cup. http://www.lanecrawford.com/discover/the-joy-of-the-tea-ceremony-67800012-20170125/shop/
  6. Oh wow. Hermes is branding tea sets now (2010, anyway!) - they call it 'bamboo thread' - and there's even a pic of someone doing it. "Today in Shanghai, Jing Daily had the privilege of attendin...
  7. Skinner says Japanese. Others say Chinese. Did find a pair with paper labels "Made in people's republic of China". (mid '70s -78) https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2307/lots/327
  8. I've seen some others now that say they are from from China. Is it ONE piece of bamboo that goes in concentric rings?? How are rie ribs woven in? The decoration is painted on EACH horizontal fibre ...
  9. Thanks, Phil! I'm still waiting for someone to chime in. I have no idea how this is made, what it's called or where it's from still!
  10. WOWZA!! God - I'd kill for that set! I'd wear it to Safeway to pick up my jug wine. I don't care!
  11. Are the coral parts cold or warm to the touch? Do they feel like glass or stone or plastic? IS that a mark at the bottom opposite the jump ring where you would add a chain?
  12. I'd say carved coral and natural pearls. The mounting looks gold, as does the wires. BEAUTIFUL! I don't think it was a clasp. But it looks like it could alo hang as a pendant. Do you see any mark...
  13. So sweet!
  14. Totally cool. We had one of those cans! (Yes, only ONE - the Magic Cold on the bottom shelf, if I remember right!) Are they still full? Interesting collection & amazing you found the 'conditionize...
  15. I'd love to see the earrings, too!
  16. Maryland. What is the significance of the flamingo, I wonder? There aren't any in MD! LOVE the graphics in old advertising, too!
  17. Absolute stunner! Set? I only see the necklace. Just gorgeous!
  18. Beautiful display!
  19. Anzengruber Keramik
  20. "Wall charger plate"? What is that? I can't figure it out. Is it recessed? It look like a layer of plaster on the back. All the air bubbles. Or a chalk coating. The colors are fabulous. Size...
  21. I think the necklace is Cherokee. Very NICE.
  22. I think Lona Smith is who owned it. Looks like she wrote & scratched something out just under the L, too. Maybe it was a picture of her! Was Lona an actress in New Zealand?
  23. It's beautiful.
  24. That's fantastic!
  25. You can post a link to a YouTube video! Or to a facebook page, I think. I'd love to see it in action.
  26. "Flowers are one of the most popular and well-received gifts, often given to express love and affection. But did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? The Secret Language of Flowers...
  27. Rosemary & Thyme (A british Murder mystery TV show) Did an episode about the secret language of flowers. Entire gardens were paeans or odes to love or remembrance, and if you know the flowers' meani...
  28. The flower on the left is Lily Of The Valley. "Lily of the valley has the flower meaning of humility, chastity, sweetness, purity and is said to bring luck in love. It also means "the return of hap...
  29. Probably lab-created. The large ones usually are.
  30. That is a color-change sapphire. Expose it to natural light, fluorescent light & incandescent light. It will change colors. (It is NOT Alexandrite, though!)
  31. BANG! Reminds me of fireworks!
  32. I have several, too! They are quite common - but always beautiful. You can't beat cut crystal for the wow factor in a window!
  33. From the Wiki: (KEEP the box & keep the kids away!) "In 1926, Julius Chein was killed in a horse-riding accident in Central Park. Control of the company passed to Chein's widow who then turned the...
  34. Oh - J. Chein. Sweet. 1930s-1950's the produced tin0 litho toys. ( i can see the mark.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Chein_%26_Company
  35. Can you post a picture of the other side, please? AND the original box! Who made it?
  36. Great find! And that catalog! OMG! Everything is drool-worthy! So gorgeous.
  37. That is stunning!
  38. Gotta love the long-held superstitions! I love the animals. Never seen them out here in California!
  39. I saw the thumbnail in the gallery, and thought it was photograph! Nice! They are Amish or Mennonite.
  40. Maybe the face was carved. But the back looks like poured material. This page says DO NOT soak them in water! http://www.cameoheaven.com/tutorial.html
  41. The brooch set looks to be stone.
  42. Google Lava Cameo Jewelry. Looks like they were made anywhere from 1830-Late Victorian. You SCORED for 5 bucks!!!
  43. Oh - that multi colored one is Lava! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/175429347959408035/
  44. Pic # 2 zoom in on the back of the last cameo on the right. It's pour molded.
  45. Is the multi-colored bracelet gutta percha? Looking at the backs, it sure looks like it. They look to be set in Sterling?
  46. You can tel the age of the brooch by the clasp. Isn't that open c-clasp style early 20th century? (Clearer pics would help).
  47. Mark it solved!
  48. Here's a deluxe model with the bunion bumps. https://www.google.com/search?q=antique+shoe+stretcher&rlz=1C1AOHY_enUS708US708&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif06rE3MbYAhVq1oMKHVedBacQ_AUICigB&...
  49. OMG. The prices on Chairish are ridiculous!
  50. My ancestral family is from Sligo!
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