Bear & Raven

Robert Bortner and Larry Straka, Ferndale, WA

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Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2011

Antiques and Collectables from China and around the World

About Bear & Raven

Our Service Pledge
We will respond to all questions or orders within 24 hours, and usually less, except on some Sundays. We stand behind all our merchandise and guarantee its authenticity - unless we state that we aren't certain about an attribute in our description. Your pleasure in the items you purchase from us is our primary concern, and we try hard to keep our prices reasonable and affordable. We're happy to arrange layaways to suit your needs, at no extra charge, please contact us.
About Us

Welcome to Bear & Raven Antiques offering a wide variety of high quality vintage and antique Chinese, Japanese and Victorian pottery, porcelain and silver plate, as well as a growing selection of lamps and vintage collectables. Our specialty includes Chinese porcelain, Japanese Imari and Victorian Silver plate.

Co-proprietor Larry Straka, has been collecting antiques since he was five, and has an eye for quality. He's always loved the elegance, workmanship and history of Chinese antiques, but also specializes in arts & crafts, Victorian, and jewelry.

His husband and partner, Bob Bortner, has experience with vintage toys and hand-made items from around the world. Bob is also the founder and Director of the Community Empowerment Network, a non-profit organization that empowers rural communities in developing countries to build sustainable livelihoods. Proceeds from the sale of items from Bear & Raven help enable a continuation of this work.

Larry and Bob are also avid gardeners and host a collection of unusual perennials, grasses and succulents in their rural home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, with an inspiring view of Mt Baker.

We strive to offer a selection of high quality antiques and collectibles, and to provide you the sort of customer experience we'd like to experience when we shop online. We are VERY PROUD of the quality of our items and stand behind all of our merchandise. We take great care in describing the items accurately, including any wear or flaws and we guarantee all of our items to be exactly as described. We do our very best to keep the shipping charges as low as possible and do not charge a handling fee.

"Bear & Raven have been great to work with. Great communication and great product. I would buy from again! The item shipped quickly and was well packed. Thank you! My wife and I both love the vase and it will give us lots of enjoyment over the years. Thanks again and best wishes always."
Boulder, CO

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We appreciate our customers, especially our many return customers. A sincere thanks to all of you for making Bear & Raven a success.