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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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Costume of Domesticiliated Indians of North America  - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Vintage Kites with Samurai - Asianin Asian
Brass Hand with inset MOP - charm? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Found in the back of a piece of furniture i recently purchased. - Gemstonesin Gemstones
Two Mexican Platters - Potteryin Pottery
Who knows who i am? - Animalsin Animals
Wrought Iron Pot Hangers and Old Pots - Potteryin Pottery
Mystery Pink Granite Sphere - Gemstonesin Gemstones
Large and Old Tanuki - Animalsin Animals
The Grasshopper, Amsterdam - Advertisingin Advertising


  1. i LOVE this! my favorite Solimene piece to date!
  2. A couple days after i figured out who made this piece, i was contacted by Molly Stone - completely unrelated to my find - to work on her garden. what a coincidence!
  3. gorgeous piece!
  4. this piece was so incredibly cutting edge at the time!
  5. nice one!
  6. omg! i was in the first grade when i got this as a christmas present! i think my dad thought it might toughen me up a bit [didn't work].
  7. this is gorgeous! don't know how i missed it!
  8. The Hoo! Couroc pieces are beautifully made! i haven't seen one i didn't really like.
  9. apparently, the grasshopper was the iconic one for many years.
  10. Thank you Rhine. i found quite a few similar old tenuki's online and they also had this hole in the back w/ no explanation for it. The man who sold it to me thought it might be used as a hand warme...
  11. soulful!
  12. He does look more like a she, but what do you think she is?
  13. thanks mp. that seems so unfair!
  14. thanks Alfie and Newfld!
  15. haha! i think it will look great on my sister's hutch too.
  16. except maybe a luna moth!!
  17. i thought it was just a cute little bottle, but did not know they have a surprising value. i'm glad i picked it up for $1.
  18. thank you art.pottery. i hadn't thought of that, but you might be right.
  19. maybe we got them switched somehow racer?!
  20. Thank you very much for your well-versed musings Waki! Always interesting to read and full of gems! Take care of yourself.
  21. Thanks Alfie!
  22. thanks apostata. i'm not worried about selling it. i'm more interested in the history of the things i collect. their value for me is more in what i can learn from it. i think that monetary value i...
  23. Beautiful!!
  24. Who knows?! Thanks Alfie.
  25. thanks jscotto!
  26. a palapa on the beach! i could really use about 2 months of THAT right now!!
  27. it's 4" across Obscure. Thanks fhrjr2. that makes sense. i wonder why it says mulberry on it?
  28. thanks Alfie and katherine! i love the color too.
  29. it looks similar. i've had that one too. this one is probably a x w/ that one and another one. there are sooo many of them!
  30. Your collections are fascinating, but your words are AWESOME!
  31. bravo! tulipière magnifique!
  32. I guess that's one way to rid yourself of some of your junk - give it away as prizes to [too] grateful kids! i have about 10 times more than that to give away.
  33. Wow! the color! the form! the brilliance! this is my kind of hoss!
  34. i really love the things you collect fortapache! most all of them bring a smile to my face when i click on them.
  35. Thank you racer! i think they are really beautiful and since they were a gift from a neighbor, i think i'll hold on and maybe use them.
  36. I agree EZa!
  37. Thank you artfoot. The Caballero refers more to the old time gentleman caballero of old Mexico, rather than the American western 'cowboy'.
  38. Thank you Newfld. i haven't found out anything about these ones yet.
  39. i didn't know that Watchsearcher, and i've seen them grown before. they don't seem very appealing as food though.
  40. Thank you Racer and Vynil. I am also amazed at how widely eclectic my collection is as well. i feel as if i live in one of those 19th c cabinets of curiosities these days. Vynil - i didn't delete a...
  41. Thanks jscotto, valentino, katherine and Newfld!
  42. Thanks Lauren.
  43. actually, it says 'Museo Nazionale di Napoli * Archeologico *' as it should.
  44. they really luffa sponges. it's a common theme for chopstick rests, i guess.
  45. Thanks artfoot. i heard that they are all characters from 'Ramona'. I was told: Madonna, Monk, Senorita, and Caballero. I guess the Native American and Caballero are considered the same. ??
  46. Thank you TallCakes!
  47. wow! thank you rhine! you've made it that much more special to me.
  48. thanks dav!
  49. Beautiful work!!
  50. i know. and it feels just like good art pottery - not thin and not clunky.
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