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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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What are these things? - very fancy chain links, maybe? - Accessoriesin Accessories
Iron Mama and Baby Gazelle - Fine Artin Fine Art
Tree Peonies - Keep Cool [wooden box] - Asianin Asian
Harbor Scene Painting by Russ Wagner - Fine Artin Fine Art
Tiny Antique Pipe Wrench - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Very Large Antique Wheel Hub - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Native American Seed Pot Signed AR Per4 - Native Americanin Native American
Highly Polished Seedpot from Santa Clara Pueblo - Native Americanin Native American
Deeply Carved and Highly Burnished Olla from Sta Clara - Native Americanin Native American
Old Tools with Wooden Handles  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware


  1. thanks dav! the small circles on the top and bottom indicate that they somehow hung on something or each other - i think.
  2. or an imitation of Fukagawa...
  3. apostata beat me to it - Fukagawa for sure!
  4. Apostata knows a LOT about Asian pottery despite his denials. The mark on the base kind of looks like modern Juzan Gama. Whenever i see a mark like this, i know it is Japanese. It probably says som...
  5. This is Chinese and made between 1900 and the 1940s or 50s, i think. i have quite a few similar ones. i just noticed how small it is. i've only got 3 which are tiny like this one.
  6. i posted a 6.5" one i found recently. I think dav is right - there appears to be something stamped onto the middle piece of iron. I didn't notice the stamped marks on mine for quite a while.
  7. either that or some very small hands!
  8. thank you dav! i actually like it more now that i've seen some of his other work. i couldn't find it before.... ?
  9. i see it now. thanks kwqd!
  10. thanks dav! great info. here's how it was described: '...a Pexto "Solid Bar" adjustable wrench, marked "P.S.W. & Co." and "Made in U.S.A." with the patent date "Pat. Jan 14, 1896". The overall leng...
  11. This is cool! My dad attended the 1957 Jamboree soon after receiving his Eagle merit badge. I attended one near Valley Forge in 1977. For our exhibit, we had a wild foods restaurant and won first p...
  12. Celes and Evelyn Aguilar -Sta Clara Pueblo.
  13. Birdell Bourdon - b. 1957.
  14. thank you kwqd. are you thinking this has the same maker as the other Sta Clara pot i just published here? they look pretty different to me - the method as well as the signature.
  15. thanks dav and Motoolz. the sheetmetal is quite thick and strong - much more so than sheetmetal, but it is a small hub - probably had iron spokes. the spoke holes are go back/forth like in this phot...
  16. thanks kiva!
  17. isn't there? i figured it was because my father and both grandfathers collected tools as carpenters.
  18. When i was a kid, we had a big old house with a huge barn. One wall was covered with license plates back to the early 1900s. Some of the early ones were made of cardboard/paper. That was in NH too.
  19. this sure is a pretty one!
  20. wonderful chest to remember you grandfather!
  21. Wow! this is my 4900th item! almost to 5000. ugh! so much stuff.
  22. Thanks dav - that IS what i said. in the title anyways. there might be a particular name for these too. I think i've seen the larger ones in collections before.
  23. Thanks dav! i thought so too - great graphics! from Superman to zebras.
  24. ah! thank you mary!
  25. i'd love to hear from the art pottery experts what their opinion is of this piece.
  26. thank you kiva!
  27. hi dav. yes it is kind of like sumi-e, but i think it might be Chinese rather than Japanese.
  28. here's a similar one by Fulper [that company is full of surprises!]. https://www.ragoarts.com/auctions/2021/09/early-20th-century-design/221
  29. Montiel is a Guatemalan family.
  30. wow! what a beautiful form! i'd bet on Burley Winter, although it's the nicest form and glaze i've ever seen of their pieces. it does seem more the quality of a Roseville piece or Weller?
  31. wow kiva! you are so talented at researching items! i found zilch after 30 min looking. but i didn't do an image search which is where i guess i should start. This is NOT a Kate Greenaway after ...
  32. thank you shareurpassion. this is definitely not Ken Edwards, and most likely made before he got started. his work is also very distinctive, but not like Montiel. there's very little green and yell...
  33. thank you CynRd - great info to have. i have another piece by a Loretto from Jemez somewhere although i can't remember what it looks like. it's packed away in the warehouse right now. thanks ag...
  34. Ha! thanks share! you are right about the desk organizer vs. silverware holder. but i'm drawing a blank on your second paragraph.
  35. these are really special and warrant restoration.
  36. thanks keramikos! i can't find any references to the saying or the greenaway illustration anywhere on the net.
  37. thank you dav! that is the same piece as this one. my friend said he did get it at Clars.
  38. does anyone know where this piece was made and what the form is called?
  39. i'll try to get some better shots but what do folks think?
  40. dav2no1 - ha! thank you! just knowing what it is is all i wanted. so thanks!
  41. thanks kivatinitz!
  42. everything i can look at from the early 20th c points to Fulper. are there unmarked fulper pieces from early 20th c?
  43. thank you mp.kunst. i don't think it was ever part of a calendar. this one was made and sold as a framed poster by Brown and Bigelow.
  44. i just found this ebay listing which has more info: https://www.ebay.com/itm/255783384187?hash=item3b8de0b47b%3Ag%3A3N0AAOSwNtVjTUnb&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5336393591&customid...
  45. i just found and posted above what it looked like when i purchased it. i knew i had taken a pic of it.
  46. Thank you Watchsearcher. i know. i am visualizing a very uptight minimalist!
  47. thanks kiva!
  48. heres some more pics of it: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA9c8n
  49. i'm not following what you are saying kivatinitz?
  50. gorgeous! amazing!
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