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Landscapes by American painter Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925). Various collections. Mostly with trees, one with just water.

"Morning." Undated.
“Morning.” Undated. Image courtesy Peabody Institute. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.urbanartantiques.com/2009/dwight-william-tryon-and-his-early-spring/
"After Sunset looking East." 1915. Painting.
“After Sunset looking East.” 1915. Painting. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:After_sunset_looking_east_dwight_william_tryon.jpeg
"Apple Blossoms." ca. 1895.
“Apple Blossoms.” ca. 1895. Painting. Signed D W Tryon 1805″ on the bottom right. Uploaded by and collection of the Brooklyn Museum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Apple_Blossoms_-_Dwight_William_Tryon_-_overall.jpg
"Before Sunrise, June 1905." 1905.
“Before Sunrise, June.” 1905. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019 Detroit Institute of Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/sunrise-june-63762
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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

Beautiful plates from a deluxe illustrated atlas published in 1939 as an advance prospectus showcasing the architecture of the Esposizione Universale di Roma, the world’s fair planned for 1942. Printed in 1939 by the Milan firm Arti Grafiche Pizzi & Pizo. Images taken from the website of Martayan Lan Rare Books, New York.

Image 1 of 8. Image © 2020 Martayan Lan.  Fair use license. via https://www.martayanlan.com/pages/books/5847/vittorio-cini/esposizione-universale-di-roma-mcmxlii-xx-e-f
Image 2 of 8. Image © 2020 Martayan Lan.  Fair use license. via https://www.martayanlan.com/pages/books/5847/vittorio-cini/esposizione-universale-di-roma-mcmxlii-xx-e-f
Image 5 0f 8. Image © 2020 Martayan Lan.  Fair use license. via https://www.martayanlan.com/pages/books/5847/vittorio-cini/esposizione-universale-di-roma-mcmxlii-xx-e-f

Pochoir prints from the 1929 work “Dessins. 20 Planches en Couleurs.” Published by A. Calavas in Paris, it consists of a portfolio with loose prints by various artists.

Plate XV. Alexandra Bitchkova, ( (Alexandra Koltsova-Bychkova)) artist. Image © Shapiro Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.shapiroauctions.com/auctions/international-fine-decorative-art-auction-2016-03-12/275-dessins-20-planches-en-couleurs-pochoir-plates-1929/
Plate X. Serge Gladky, artist. Image © Shapiro Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.shapiroauctions.com/auctions/international-fine-decorative-art-auction-2016-03-12/275-dessins-20-planches-en-couleurs-pochoir-plates-1929/
Plate IV> Henry Valensi, artist. Image © Shapiro Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.shapiroauctions.com/auctions/international-fine-decorative-art-auction-2016-03-12/275-dessins-20-planches-en-couleurs-pochoir-plates-1929/

Coconuts mounted in silver to drink from that will add a bit of panache to your next dinner party. From that point in time when coconuts were new and exotic. Not thinking anyone would pair them with sterling silver nowadays.

Silver mounted coconut cup with a circular base resting on four turtles, with dolphins and shells. Stem shaped as a siren on a dolphin holding shells and the coconut shell body shaped as a fish. Spout cast as a monkey’s head and a finial shaped like Neptune. 1607. Dutch, made in Amsterdam. Silver and coconut shell. Frederiks Andries, silversmith. Maker’s marks: Maker’s mark of Frederiks Andries. Image © Koopman Rare Art, London. Fair use license. via https://www.koopman.art/objdetail/834021/0/an-exceptional-dutch-silver-mounted
Silver mounted coconut cup and cover. Oval shaped coconut bowl with strap mounts engraved with foliage and geometric motifs, the coconut carved with four portraits depicting Emperor Peter I, Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna and Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick. The cover being similarly decorated and surmounted by a pine cone finial. Domed spreading circular foot engraved in Russian with the inscription “Wine gladdens man’s heart“. Gilt interior. 1799. Made in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Silver, coconut and gilding. Maker’s marks: marked on the foot. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020, Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-silver-mounted-coconut-cup-and-cover-st-5953017-details.aspx

Plain coconut bowl with three silver straps supporting the rim with a band of engraved foliage. Plain domed foot with a baluster stem. Engraved with the initial “H” over “GM.” Probably 17th c. Not marked. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-silver-mounted-coconut-cup-apparently-unmarked-probably-17th-5520652-details.aspx

Pages from AU2: The Kensington Studio Volume, part of the archives of Minton Pottery which are held in Stoke-on-Trent, England. These being images scanned by the archive.

Sketches for vases or jars. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Fish design. Figures 016. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Designs with flowers and birds. Figures 019-021. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Stylized floral motif. Figures S56-S63. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Figures S1312-S1324. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/

Russian silver. More selections from old auction catalogs from Paris auction house Coutau-Bégarie.

Two teaspoons in vermeil decorated with an open pique motif with partially twisted handles decorated with a polychrome cloisonné enamel tip. Before 1899. Made in Moscow, Russia. Maker’s marks: illegible goldsmith’s mark. Title hallmark: 84, Moscow, before 1899. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/11443/2121150?

Vermeil spoon, decorated with an entirely open plique motif. Before 1899. Russian. Maker’s marks: Goldsmith hallmark not legible. Title hallmark: 84, Moscow, before 1899. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/11443/2121152?

More selections from Jugendstil imagery from “Jugend: Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben,” Band 1, Number 1-26 which was published in 1902 in Münich.

Plate 1. Image 13. Richard Schaupp, Munich, illustrator. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0013/image
Image 29. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0029/image
Image 30. Ludwig Hohlwein, Munich, illlustrator. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0030/image

Antique sauce tureens. Small cousins of soup tureens but just as decorated up. Mostly made in England with one having been made in China for the American market.

Covered sauce tureen. 1786. Porcelain. Made in China for the American market. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/2546
Pair of George III silver sauce tureens and covers. Oval form tureens with gadrooned rims, raised on stepped oval bases and with reeded upswung loop handles. Domed covers with bud finials. Engraved with crest on one side of the bodies and covers. 1779. Made in London, England. Maker’s mark: Mark of Henry Greenway, London, 1779. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-george-iii-silver-sauce-6198541-details.aspx
Pair of Hicks & Meigh “Stone China” sauce tureens Pattern #53, decorated in the Imari style. ca. 1818. British. Hicks & Meigh, maker. Maker’s marks: printed regency coat of arms mark with pattern Number 53. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1330799-B681b/Pair-Hicks-Meigh-x27Stone-Chinax27-Sauce
Pair of yellow ground porcelain sauce tureens with bands of painted flowers. ca. 1820. British. Coalport, maker. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/antique-pair-of-coalport-porcelain-sauce-tureens/id-f_742387/

Centerpieces with inserts made from colorful opaline glass. Mostly French and created between 1830 and 1850. Very popular when Louis-Philippe of Orleans ruled France (1830-1848).

Silver plated centerpiece with a triangular base with four “puttini” , castings, placed in a sitting position with the stem, also castings, richly decorated with leaf motifs. Opaline glass bowl with wavy edges in shades of green. 1830-1850. French. Louis-Philippe of Orleans in style. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.co.uk/furniture/dining-entertaining/sheffield-silverplate/louis-philippe-french-silver-plated-opaline-glass-bowl-centerpiece/id-f_14817642/
Centerpiece with a peach colored opaline glass bowl with an undulating rim, the body enameled with flowers. Mounted with gilded bronze Dore mounts. Probably mid 19th c. French. Maker not known. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/513876-1785/Antique-French-Peach-Opaline-Glass-Centrepiece
Green opaline glass with silver plated mounts in the form of two rampant lions holding balls on a triangular base. Antique. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Prime Auction Gallery Inc, Pasadena. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/86383267_green-opaline-glass-and-silverplated-centerpiece

Chapter headings from the book “A description of the empire of China and Chinese-Tartary : together with the kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet . . .” which was published in London in 1738 by Edward Cave. Jean-Baptiste du Halde, author. Probably translated by Emanuel Bowen. An English translation of a French work.

The Translator’s Preface. Page 8. Collections of the Boston College Libraries.  Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofemp00duha/page/n8/mode/2up
Author’s preface. Page 22. Collections of the Boston College Libraries.  Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofemp00duha/page/n22/mode/2up
Heading with a portrait of Emperor Kang-Hi of China, who died 20 December 1722. in the 6 I (sic) year of his reign drawn at the age of 32. Page 37. Collections of the Boston College Libraries.  Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofemp00duha/page/n37/mode/2up

Plates with images from “Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, & Chihuahua.” Written by John Russell Bartlett and connected with the United States and Mexican boundary commission. Published in 1854. Volume I. Much of it is now southwest Texas.

“Fort Yuma, Colorado River.” Frontispiece. Page 3. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000247996/page/n3/mode/2up
“Mission of San José, Texas.” Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000247996/page/42/mode/2up
“Castle Mountain Pass, Texas.” Page 91. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000247996/page/91/mode/2up