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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. Horrific and wonderful at the same time. Good signs of great photos!
  2. bone if you are considering selling it and ivory if you are going to keep it in your collection.
  3. The symbol is celebratory - something like 'let's party!' definitely bakelite.
  4. thanks jscotto and Vynil! haha!
  5. no. i've read alot about Buddhism, but not them. are they particularly special?
  6. Taisho - 1912-26.
  7. mine is a little taller actually - by about 2.5 inches.
  8. here's a pair that seem like a match to mine. https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2008/fine-chinese-ceramics-and-works-of-art-n08420/lot.243.html#
  9. 6 of them are partially obscured by the drapery.
  10. apostata - there are 118 mitla motifs on it. about 4 of them are partially hidden by the triangle drapery.
  11. yes, the female has the pup and the male is often shown w/ a ball.
  12. there was no cannon on this piece. i was paid a lot more than 480 for it (x6). It probably had more than 480 in scrap bronze in it. it was extremely heavy!
  13. it's a beauty! probably from the 1950s, by the colors and size of the stripes. 40s had wider bands.
  14. yes more info required. also a clearer shot of the front or at least a description of what we are looking at. could be anything.
  15. thanks valentino!
  16. thank you fhrjr2! very helpful info. from Peru. it's based on pre-colombian Chancay textiles, i believe.
  17. omg! i am very tempted by the delete button although i swore i would never use it here! this was posted right after i purchased it. i was able to clarify w/ the old man i bought it from a couple mo...
  18. any idea how this was used?
  19. Thanks Congcu. I've seen similar in the PPhillipines, but i think you are correct.
  20. thanks art.pottery!
  21. thanks Newfld and dav2no1!
  22. We can't tell you very much just by looking at the top of it. Can you post pics of the underside too? Even if it's just blank, it might help.
  23. i think that the first one is a Petz bear which has lost his porcelain tag. 1930s/40s- 50s. I read variable dates for them.
  24. Dolphins, Griffons, Cherubs, Pan!! Amazing piece!
  25. Why wouldn't you call it a centerpiece for a hunt table? It could hold flowers or even food - a hearty stew after the hunt?
  26. wow! real beauty Sean!
  27. wow! that's quite the sofa!! Pretty solid Empire or Regency styled, but the age depends alot on where it was made. Those styles were popular in the first half of the 19th c - earlier in France and ...
  28. interesting!
  29. Thanks Celiene. I've pretty much confirmed that it's antler though. https://www.catawiki.com/l/21664125-deer-antler-statue-of-rangda-bali-indonesia
  30. i just bought another one w/ some problems which i can use for parts in order to complete this one.
  31. could this be japanese?
  32. gorgeous!!
  33. i have some matching soup bowls!
  34. i love it! it's beautiful! i have a similar sort of one which has pink as the base color and cranes on it.
  35. i thought you might appreciate it Kevin! i do too!
  36. i just did the 409 test on it and it showed positive for bakelite.
  37. i love busts! they look very cool in many different settings. like having people around who don't bother you.
  38. WILD handles!! cool piece!
  39. thank you valentino! i'm not absolutely sure, but this feels exactly like the stuff used in antique radios. it's definitely older than it looks and really surprised me when i picked it up.
  40. Ha! Thanks keramikos! you are a real treasure hunter and i know you find plenty of good stuff too!
  41. thanks RichmondLori! i've been practicing my restoration skills with quite a few different pieces lately - using lots of different materials. it's kind of a fun new hobby for me to do in the evenings.
  42. i wonder when this was made? when was bakelite used?
  43. i agree apostata!
  44. thanks fhrjr2! i wonder when this was made? seems to have some age to it.
  45. thanks apostata. i didn't quite understand which piece that was connected to.
  46. thanks jscotto! i think so.
  47. it reminds me somewhat of this one i've had for quite a few years now. i really like it. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/88131-stoneware-figure-of-a-slouched-man-sitti
  48. maybe just bone?
  49. hi fhrjr2. i added a photo of the top view which shows the inside of an antler - i think. have you seen Indonesian antler carvings before? there are lots of examples online but none look quite like...
  50. thanks for your comments jscotto, Watchsearcher, kwqd, and Lauren!
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