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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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Old Playskool Wooden Rings - Toysin Toys
Large Poncho from the 1960s - Rugs and Textilesin Rugs and Textiles
Very Heavy Cast Iron Boston Terrier - Animalsin Animals
Bowl by Catharine Hiersoux, Berkeley - Potteryin Pottery
Giant Keychain? - Disney Captain Mickey Mouse Keychain - Advertisingin Advertising
Michelle Obama Keychain - Politicsin Politics
Hello Kitty Bling Bling!! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Teeny Tiny Purse from Japan [of course!] - Bagsin Bags
What is this thing?  Deco Brass/Bronze Medal of a Cat... - Art Decoin Art Deco
Arrangement of Old Chinese Food Storage Vessels - Asianin Asian


  1. i love that fish!!!
  2. Pier 2?
  3. thank you fhrjr2 - for all the info. Also thanks Mrstyndall, lizzycbw, and merci beaucoup Toyrebel!
  4. thank you Mrstyndall!
  5. Thanks Newfld and sklo42!
  6. Thanks Gillian!
  7. thanks Newfld and Toyrebel!
  8. i think this piece is from around 1860-70.
  9. i found some interesting info about this. 1940s.
  10. regarding the patch: When Patsy on Absolutely Fabulous was smoking while wearing the patch, she told Edwina that she was 'recharging the patch'!
  11. thanks keramikos. i'm not convinced. i've seen this image of the cat before. not sure where though...?
  12. the face on the back is wonderful! could be Mayan too, but wish it was MINE!
  13. This is probably Aztec, and i think it might be the real deal... interested to hear what others think. really amazing piece!
  14. He's fabulous! that's who!
  15. hi rockbat. i think the one with the handles is much earlier. the other two go back at least to the 19th century. not sure on those two though. thanks for commenting!
  16. alpacas or vicunas. from Bolivia, maybe or Chile or Argentina?
  17. Fragonard?
  18. Watteau or Boucher, probably.
  19. interestingly, Tengu are often used as a protector of forest fires. hmmm....
  20. Tengu: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/tengu.shtml?fbclid=IwAR15-XyPyio_rw5LfNkhvHcwkAmJR_KdhTyK5X9xwUjekULSIpowEPTn6M4
  21. yes Kevin. This is a Hirado ware kimono hook from the 19th century in the form of a Tengu. the only other one know is in the LA County Museum of Art. it was a very lucky find!
  22. from Wikipedia: Chlorodyne was one of the best known patent medicines sold in the British Isles. It was invented in the 19th century by a Dr. John Collis Browne, a doctor in the British Indian Army; i...
  23. thank you Gillian!
  24. Robert Held Art Glass! ??
  25. it kind of looks like a small shaving mirror. maybe to hold combs and old-style razors? Pressed tin, i assume? maybe Mexican? i love it!
  26. beautiful post!
  27. good info artfoot! i was recently trying to figure out the same thing.
  28. thank you truthordare. the inside is painted solid black. i thought that it should have a liner and i may make a quilted silk one for it. not sure yet... thank you for the info!
  29. thanks AnythingObscure!
  30. thank you Thomas and hunter!
  31. thanks Kevin and Anik!
  32. Athena? Minerva?
  33. Thanks keramikos! so Chinese it is...
  34. Thanks Newfld and Toyrebel!
  35. of course OlofZ and AnnaB! i didn't even think of that. thanks Karenoke!
  36. sure doesn't look like McCoy. looks more like Pewabic. beautiful piece!
  37. Thanks Kevin. i just got two more very large ones in the mail today. they don't fit in the case though.
  38. thanks Newfld!
  39. thanks Vynil and Kevin! My ears are ringing!
  40. Thanks Thomas. Me too! i also like the form of this one - it's very 'datable' to that period.
  41. Do people think it is Chinese or Japanese? Thanks keramikos and Thomas.
  42. Por cuanto me lo das? Por veinte pesos. Cuando me lo das? Despues del baile. Donde me lo das? En la cocina...
  43. Thanks Kevin. i don't know how, but i'm pretty persistent. I got this piece for $3, and i'm 99% certain that it's authentic.
  44. thanks Newfld and Dizzydave! great info.
  45. i think that this piece is one of the largest produced by The Craftsman Studio - probably from the early period of their Laguna Beach location.
  46. I couldn't find a category for pre-colombian pieces. ??
  47. thanks Toyrebel, Karenoke, and valentino!
  48. great color!!
  49. Athena is often pictured with an owl, but here she is portrayed with a chicken - or rooster. Not sure why. kind of curious.
  50. Happy Thanksgiving Pilgrim!
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