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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)


  1. Probably made by Seminole or Calusa. nice one!
  2. the colors are very nice - whether intended or not.
  3. This is a serape from Saltillo, Mexico. It does look early - probably 30s/40s. it's very nice!
  4. Thank you apostata / Waki! as usual, there's a whole discourse and loads of information revealed in your thoughtful response.
  5. Thank you Newfld!
  6. interesting! many years ago, a friend found a full bottle of 19h c whiskey in his barn. we opened it and drank some for Christmas - probably around 40 years ago. it was very smooth and yummy!
  7. Wow! beautiful!
  8. thank you apostata. not sure what karako is or it's relation to hair?? but thank you for your knowledgeable comments.
  9. what a beauty!
  10. Cool! Thank you mp.kunst! It's very similar, but not as detailed as mine. it also sits lower than mine. The three boys have very detailed robes and they hold the globe higher up. The lions on min...
  11. i think it might not be a censer, which is what i thought it was. it may be a hand warmer or to put some item of clothing on. Censers are usually much more reticulated to let the incense waft around.
  12. i found another with stained biscuit. The three boys in the stand are very significant in Hirado beginning in the early 19th c.
  13. thank you jscotto and kwqd! it's nice to hear from you both. i've been away awhile.
  14. i just found a photo of the same page so somebody else does have this catalog. Also a comprehensive outline of his life here: https://www.arshilegorkyfoundation.org/artist/chronology
  15. thank you for your comment tbirdblues. you can see more photos of the catalog here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjzojP1k i don't know of another copy of this catalog. I've come across mentions of it, bu...
  16. i would like to apologize to apostata here. i feel dumb when i can't follow your logic, but i'm sure that it is my singular vision which is blocking me. it's frightening to me to have such a differe...
  17. thank you for that info Watchsearcher. i think you nailed it. i found a couple of Rookwood flower frogs the other day, and want to post them, but i've posted exactly 5000 items here and i'm not sure...
  18. this remains one of my favorite pieces. It has a pride of place at my nursery.
  19. i just saw this post for the first time. I have a close friend who is a Gainza Paz, descendant of the founders of Diario La Prensa in Buenos Aires.
  20. yes, those are kiln stand marks - often seen on ceramics from all over the place.
  21. thank you Tennessee123!
  22. hmmm! thank you yougotta!
  23. i'm not sure, but it's made of heavy, laminated card stock and appears to have had some use.
  24. thanks mikel and wicken! i was also a scout member in Claremont, NH - troop 38. it was the same troop my father and uncle had belonged to as well. I got a lot out of it and really enjoyed my years ...
  25. thanks kiva!
  26. Interesting OLD post kiva!
  27. very pretty collection!
  28. that makes sense TallCakes and definitely more pc!
  29. thank you apostata. i had that feeling too.
  30. Thanks kiva.
  31. Thanks kiva and again mp.kunst. Mine has a very nice patina to it and there are very shiny areas on the inside of the mask, making me think that it had actually been used. I couldn't find any signat...
  32. i love this!!
  33. Teem up to span the Gulf!
  34. thanks kiva.
  35. Thank you mp.kunst.
  36. does anyone know anything about this mask? i'd love to find out something about it.
  37. Beautiful! reminds me of Paul Klee.
  38. thank you apostata. your comments are always very interestiing and informative. i have another of these as well. I have smoked alot of charas, but never in an ashram.
  39. the mucky green shows in the photo but not on the piece itself.
  40. thank you MMNJ and string-of-pearls! I wonder if it is a reference to Mills College which is very close to me here.
  41. that's an interesting idea too Watch. thank you!
  42. i wonder why one of the brushes is so much wider than the other? that is the only difference between them that i can detect. maybe one is for hats and the other is for coats?
  43. thank you kiva and Watch! it never dawned on me, but it makes perfect sense! there is NO residue whatsoever on these very stiff bristles. but then again, i don't think anyone has ever used it for a...
  44. thank you Newfld! i'll have to check out 'Hammer Horror'. not familiar. kiva - fantastico! nunca habia visto esas de Da Vinci! estoy enomorado con la 'Ugly Duchess'!! estoy buscando mas de los...
  45. i wouldn't mind if he becomes captain of the ship as long as he does dishes!! thank you as always Keramikos, kiva, jscotto and Newfld!
  46. these are so nice!
  47. i've seen some very similar marks on some Japanese pieces i've had.
  48. it looks like the snipe is getting away!
  49. I hope that you are back on your feet and feeling fit very soon, Apostata!
  50. beautiful pitcher! i find myself drawn to a lot of Pottery Barn pieces. there are so many good ones out there.
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