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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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  1. the upper rim looks burnished to me. the red color clay would be almost unheard of in China. More likely Mexican, Californian, or Southern European [italian].
  2. what a wonderful piece!!
  3. Thank you Thomas and shareurpassion! i really like the little heart too!
  4. Thank you Elisabethan, wma, and truthordare!
  5. Thank you Congcu, Canyon Road and Manikin!
  6. Thank you Lauren, Newfld and valentino!
  7. thanks Lauren! i'm glad someone else thinks so too.
  8. thank you mp.kunst! great info and a pretty rare one too.
  9. is it really bronze or spelter?
  10. wow! that is really a great opal! looks like Lightning Ridge to me.
  11. i go back/forth between Chinese and Japanese on this piece. yop - did you see the chop mark on the bottom? that and the footrim along w/ the design along the rim makes me think it's Japanese. it's ...
  12. thank you yop. some of the folks on the Nyonya Straits / Peranakan page believe it's a bit earlier and for the Peranakan market. what do you think?
  13. thank you yop! that is good news. it was a nice little haul - the three pieces.
  14. it's been a wonderful year for the swallowtails! we've had a lot of them at my inner-city nursery in oakland too. a great native nectaring plant for them is Yerba Santa.
  15. you beat me to it yop! that bowl also belonged to my friend who gave this one to me. very generous and kind man! https://www.catawiki.nl/l/39534921-kom-porselein-chinese-17-c-ming-dynasty-china-por...
  16. Wally Walrus - Walter Lantz Production - 1945.
  17. very groovy!
  18. the leaves and seeds are definitely maple.
  19. Pummelicious.
  20. Japonisme - English Imari.
  21. Thank you valentino! i am feeling completely recovered now.
  22. i believe that this is Peranakan style.
  23. I think it's called shou stone or made to look like shou stone.
  24. Thanks Jenni! i'm feeling MUCH better!
  25. thanks yop!
  26. thank you Yop!
  27. There were several waves of 'Egyptmania' in Europe and the USA. The first one was in the 1840/50s. I think that this particular one is earlier - 1860s or so.
  28. Thank you keramikos. I did get the virus and pulled through. It was scarey at times and painful at others, but i feel very grateful for having pulled through it. It is rampant in my community.
  29. i got the translation of the mark: it is Yokkaichi-Banko ware. the translation means 'Forever' and was used on Banko.
  30. mid-1800s.
  31. I found another San Antonio retablo just like mine - with the story attached: https://colonialarts.com/collections/retablos/products/st-anthony-the-apparition-of-the-child-jesus
  32. could be used by a locksmith, watch reapair person, finish carpenter, etc...
  33. Thank you share!
  34. Thanks Trey, yougotta, AnythingObscure, and Western!
  35. thank you Mrstyndall, Broochman, and kwqd!
  36. no, it was owned by Charles Weisbacker. i found info about him.
  37. thank you Watchsearcher and Kevin! i hadn't thought of that. Candle-snuffer makes total sense.
  38. i think this is really amazing! i love it!
  39. thanks for the info keramikos! it seems so inefficient to me.
  40. thank you Newfld! me too!
  41. thanks Lauren. actually, he's pretty quiet!
  42. thank you AO! i hope you and others are being safe and taking care of yourselves these strange days!
  43. wowza!!
  44. i agree with you 100%, rene.
  45. me too!
  46. if auction prices mean anything, i think it is! i sold it on ebay and it went for around 700.
  47. what do you think rene?
  48. the base with the three little feet reminds me a lot of some of Peter Voulkos's work.
  49. thanks rene. i've always liked it enough to keep it out of my storage.
  50. thank you rene! i hope it is Tongzhi.
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