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Family portraits by American painter Eastman Johnson. Living from 1824 to 1906 he studied art in Düsseldorf, The Hague and Paris. One of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Portrait of the Brown family. Based on a Matthew Brady photograph.  1869.
Portrait of the Brown family. Based on a Matthew Brady photograph. 1869. Collection of the de Young Museum, San Francisco. Cc0 license 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portraits_(The_Brown_Family)_by_Eastman_Johnson,_1869,_oil_on_canvas,_based_on_a_Mathew_Brady_photograph_-_De_Young_Museum_-_DSC00950.JPG
Christmas Time: The Blodgett Family. 1864.
Christmas Time: The Blodgett Family. 1864. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11258
Alfrederick Hatch Family. 1870-1871.
Alfrederick Hatch Family. 1870-1871. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11263

Sterling silver vegetables and fruit masquerading as table lighters from back when more people smoked. 20th c. Made in Milan, Italy by Buccellati.

Pear and orange. 1975-2000.
Pear and orange. 1975-2000. Image © 2019 New Orleans Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://auctions.neworleansauction.com/auction-lot-detail/Two-Buccellati-Sterling-Silver-Fruit-Table-Lighter&salelot=1805+++++118+&refno=++388394
Four table lighters in the form of an artichoke, cauliflower, corn on the cob and a tomato. Three are signed. Mid 20th c.
Four table lighters in the form of an artichoke, cauliflower, corn on the cob and a tomato. Three are signed. Mid 20th c. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group) 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bourne-end-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srbou10035/lot-4bff695d-529b-46c4-a9dd-a55d010030d6
Apple table lighter. Mid 1970's.
Apple table lighter. Mid 1970’s. Chased sterling silver. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/61687130_buccellati-attrib-silver-apple-lighter
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Designs for Minton by Scotsman Christopher Dresser. Porcelain. Living from 1834 to 1904, he trained as a botanist but also made some wonderful art. All of these with a lot of blue but he worked in pink and brown too.

Cachepot. 1875-1900.
Cachepot. 1875-1900. Aesthetic movement in style. Japonaise. Cloisonne. Decorated with a blue top band simulating sky above a green sea filled with colorful carp and stylized flowers and plants, all figures outlined with a fine line of gold. Image © James D. Julia and 2019 Morphy Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/2747-361/
U shaped vase. 1886 or 1889.
U shaped vase with Japanese and pre-Columbian influences. 1886 or 1889. Hard-paste porcelain. Image© 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1988.30/
Piece for a dresser. No date.
Piece for a dresser. No date. Image 2019 Andrew Muir – Leading Clarice Cliff and 20th Century Ceramics Dealer. Fair use license. via https://andrew-muir.com/items/christopher-dresser-for-minton/322
Pair of quintal vases. 1850-1900.
Pair of quintal vases modeled on the Dutch tulipière. 1850-1900. Pseudo cloisonne porcelain. Turquoise ground enamel decorated with yellow and white flowers and geometric designs supported by dolphin masks on a shaped base. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2554B/lots/296

Landscapes with a touch of fall starting to sneak in. French. 19th century. François-Louis Français, artist. Living from 1814 to 1897, he found most of his subjects in the neighborhood of Paris.

"Vue d'Antibes." 1894.
“Vue d’Antibes.” 1894. Collection of the Musée des beaux-arts de Strasbourg. Image in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois-Louis_Fran%C3%A7ais-Vue_d%27Antibes.jpg
"Farmyard." 19th c.
“Farmyard.” 19th c. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://pixels.com/featured/farmyard-francois-louis-francais.html
Le "Mont Cervin, soleil couchant" - a study
“Mont Cervin, soleil couchant” – a study. No date. Image © JOHN MITCHELL FINE PAINTINGS Ltd. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.johnmitchell.net/artwork-detail/810569/18729/le-mont-cervin-soleil-couchant-%E2%80%93-a
"Retour du troupeau, le soir." No date.
“Retour du troupeau, le soir.” No date. Oil on panel. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/fran%C3%A7ois-louis-fran%C3%A7ais/retour-du-troupeau-le-soir-j_eGF9IBkbtRLDhaHAhqrA2

Paintings of buffalo being free out in the American West. Painted by German-American artist Albert Bierstadt (1830- 1902) who was a member of the Hudson River School.

"Buffalo Trail." ca. 1867.
“Buffalo Trail.” ca. 1867. Oil on canvas, Image © 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via https://printsondemand.mfa.org/detail/476095/bierstadt-the-buffalo-trail-about-1867
"Buffalo on the Plains." ca. 1890.
“Buffalo on the Plains.” ca. 1890. Image ©2015 – 2017 Galerie Munk. Fair use license. via https://galerie-munk.de/app/studio/MTA3OTk0
"Buffalo." Late 19th c. Sketch.
“Buffalo.” Late 19th c. Sketch. Oil on paper. Signed, “ABierstadt” in lower right; Inscribed in pencil, sketches of two figures on horses on verso. Image ©2019 Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. Fair use license. via https://collections.gilcrease.org/object/01261175

People getting out and around in a Europe that’s no longer quite the same. Spanish. Marià (Mariano) Fortuny, artist. Living from 1838 to 1874 he also loved painting the Levant.

"The Painter's Children In The Japanese Room." 1874.
“The Painter’s Children In The Japanese Room.” 1874. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019. Museo Nacional del Prado. Fair use license. via https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-work/the-painters-children-in-the-japanese-room/d3dce4e3-08bb-4bff-bbdc-6a3c445cce46
"Choice of a Model." 1874.
“Choice of a Model.” 1874. Oil on panel. Collection of the Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=327996
"Before the Bullfight." ca. 1871.
“Before the Bullfight.” ca. 1871. Oil on panel. Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antes_de_la_corrida_-_Mariano_Fortuny.jpg

Down to the river back before ships had engines. 18th century. British artist Samuel Scott (1701/2-1772).

"Pope's Villa, Twickenham." ca. 1759.
“Pope’s Villa, Twickenham.” ca. 1759. Oil on panel. Collection of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuel_Scott_-_Pope%27s_Villa,_Twickenham_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"An Arch of Westminster Bridge." ca. 1750.
“An Arch of Westminster Bridge.” ca. 1750. Image © Tate Gallery, London. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/samuel-scott-480
"The Building of Westminster Bridge." 1750.
“The Building of Westminster Bridge.” 1750. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuel_Scott_-_The_Building_of_Westminster_Bridge_-_WGA21089.jpg

Renaissance birds just a little jeweled up wrapped around coconuts and seashells. German.

Falcon cup (with open wings). ca. 1600.
Falcon cup (with open wings). ca. 1600. Made in Ulm, Germany. Silk, coconut, cameo and semi-precious stones. © The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/museum-life/personal-favourites-installing-beautiful-creatures
Nautilus cup with gilded silver mounts in the form of a crane standing on one leg clutching a white silver orb in the other.
Nautilus cup with gilded silver mounts in the form of a crane standing on one leg clutching a white silver orb in the other. The mouth rim of the shell having engraved hunting scenes and the base having six dragons. ca. 1550-1600. South German. Silver and nautilus shell. Maker not known. Collection of the Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Image © 2019 http://www.rssing.com. Fair use license. via http://heteromys3.rssing.com/chan-3271429/all_p331.html
Owl beaker. 1556.
Owl beaker. 1556. Coconut shell and silver with gilding. Artist not known. Collection of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Cc0 Licence 1.0. via https://risdmuseum.org/art-design/collection/owl-beaker-52533?return=%2Fart-design%2Fcollection%3Fsearch_api_fulltext%3DOwl%2BBeaker