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My name is Harry. I'm an older sort of poot that has been dealing in antiques and collectibles on some level for most of my life. For 18 years I had a storefront locMy name is Harry. I'm an older sort of poot that has been dealing in antiques and collectibles on some level for most of my life. For 18 years I had a storefront location specializing in California pottery and the era I call "from The Bomb to the Bicentennial". I appreciate your comments and "loves" for my posts here. (Read more)


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One good cat deserves another - Animalsin Animals
Bead rats - Native Americanin Native American
Czechoslovakia in-mold relief mark - Art Glassin Art Glass
Post WWII Japanese export pottery - Asianin Asian
Japanese pottery "sine wave" plate - Asianin Asian
Kralik threaded fan vases - Art Glassin Art Glass
Czech mate update - Art Glassin Art Glass
Snake on a vase - Czechoslovakia - Art Glassin Art Glass
Czech? Or Czech mate? - Art Glassin Art Glass
Peace Symbol bookplates - Antioch Bookplate Co. - Booksin Books


  1. Dick Hyman's best known moog album was called "Moog - The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman". I posted a picture here -
  2. Nice stash - love the devil ashtray.
  3. I'll take a stab at it - HP = hand painted.
  4. Love the hand!
  5. Thank you Kevin - same to you.
  6. Thanks Karen - I had been wondering who Fujinana was.
  7. Not Victorian, I'm afraid. A 180 and a better focus of the underside might draw a more definite conclusion but this is a 1960-70s vintage flower arranger bowl. It looks very much like a product of Mir...
  8. Made by Brayton Laguna. Related to the figurine named "Sally" but with closed eyes and a bird on the basket. Sometimes found with inkstamp-type mark, sometimes found unmarked. Date from 1940.
  9. Thanks everyone - I'll pass the love along to the cats.
  10. Terrafirma USA - handmade ceramics from NYC starting in 1980.
  11. I hope you have a great visit. I spent a memorable month in Japan back in 1968. It was a fascinating place then and certainly sure to be even more so now.
  12. The more I learn about Japanese glass, the more fascinating the subject becomes - thank you.
  13. Yes - Eastlake style bill clip. These had multiple uses in the Victorian home and office and are often found attached to kitchen cabinets where they were used to hold recipes. They were also attached ...
  14. A whole new audience - you're going to top 100 loves with this one. A+
  15. My bet - this is a fake Nippon mark. These pieces are probably from China or somewhere else in Southeast Asia.
  16. For a bit of clarification - this is called the "California Vase", the Rebekah vase has handles. Good find.
  17. Thanks CanyonRoad for the knowledgeable clarification.
  18. Love it but I think it's upside down.
  19. My pleasure - thanks for the reminder.
  20. Bill is correct - this is contemporary Hawaiian pottery.
  21. Thank you Anik - I hope so too.
  22. Thank you welzebub - I'm happy to be able to contribute.
  23. Franciscan China, originally of Gladding McBean fame, was sold to Wedgewood in 1979. Shortly after that all production of the remaining Franciscan line was done in England. I don't know the particular...
  24. Lane is one of those California pottery companies that was largely overlooked as too new or too kitschy during the first rush. Located in eastern Van Nuys at a place that is now a Bed & Bath parking l...
  25. Fascinating - the Japanese ability for imitation is astounding.
  26. Thanks Karen - I've been focusing a lot of attention on Japanese glass recently. When I posted this I was relying on information from Glass Message Board. I'm not so sure that was good information now...
  27. Just curious - why is Metal not Rock n Roll?
  28. This is most like the two I've posted - Here it is in Tango -
  29. I like mushrooms.
  30. In all my years, that may be the first condor figurine I've seen - fantastic. Super collection - thanks.
  31. and, oh yeah, yes - a paperweight.
  32. The name seems to be P.H. Wilke. It is probably a little older than the 40s.
  33. To update this post a little - I now agree with racer4four that Corning is wrong and this is not Iwata. I'm still thinking pre-WWII Japanese but, so far, little information has surfaced about the manu...
  34. As anyone with a search engine likely knows by now, this "black power" fist image was first used by the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World).
  35. Mark is for Anchor Hocking. These are called "ring vases" from the Forest Green line.
  36. Thanks Ian - it was just an idle thought that will likely go nowhere. The quilted glass pattern is not familiar to me on Czech glass - the export mark raises my suspicion about who made this but, for...
  37. There were a couple dozen companies making tile in Los Angeles in the early 1920s. I have not seen these scenic tiles before but would be surprised if they are Batchelder - more likely Calco or Claycr...
  38. Well known Kralik shape - you'll hear it from better authorities than me. Nice piece. Research here -
  39. Thanks Bill. Believe me, nothing was wasted at Desert Sands Pottery. These were Depression Era people who brought Depression Era values and even older traditions with them from Missouri. Scraps, stuff...
  40. Thanks folks - this was fun.
  41. UPDATE - This decor has been found on a vase with a Fujiyama (Japan) label. I will do another post shortly with the image (since I don't seem to be able to edit the pictures here). PS - Karen (racer4...
  42. Yeah man - that's a surprise!
  43. A big thank you to Craig, Jericho, and Peggy for the thoughts on this piece. That this may be a new piece hadn't really crossed my mind, though I'm sure it is a possibility. I haven't noticed a big pr...
  44. Pine scented originally - fun stuff - long scorned by the pottery collectors, it is finally starting to exhibit some charm - mid-1950s through mid-80s in Loveland, Colorado.
  45. ginger, if you're still out there, or for anyone else who wants to know - these "Southern Belle" figures date to the 1940s. This one is 10" tall, there is an 8" version that has a hat on its head. The...
  46. Not Murano, or even Italian, but like the previous comments have said, this (and the swan) are American. Both are examples of what is being called Sooner or Ozark art glass. They were mostly made in t...
  47. Pretty funny - I'm betting the editor didn't foresee that interpretation.
  48. Oh I get it - it's the table of contents.
  49. Is there an explanation for the front page score card?
  50. I should add that this only identifies the location where the rubbing was taken. Yours is nicely done but don't assume that it is 18th Century vintage. These are still being made.
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