Images of Byzantine and Old Russian Ornaments that were collected and drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Prince Gagarin was a Major General in the Russian army but he was an artist, too. Stieglitz. 1887. Taken from a post on cmhnir.ortox.ru. All beautiful.





Russian religious ornament, drawing that is part of a collection that belonged to and was presumably drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia that was assembled in the 1880s. via http://cmhnir.ortox.ru/muzeon/view/id/1185749
Detail taken from a 12th century Greek manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, drawing that is part of a collection that belonged to and was presumably drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia that was assembled in the 1880s.. via http://cmhnir.ortox.ru/muzeon/view/id/1185749
Detail taken from a 12th century Greek manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, drawing that is part of a collection that belonged to and was presumably drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia that was assembled in the 1880s.. via http://cmhnir.ortox.ru/muzeon/view/id/1185749
Detail taken from a 12th century manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. drawing that is part of a collection that belonged to and was presumably drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia that was assembled in the 1880s.. via http://cmhnir.ortox.ru/muzeon/view/id/1185749

Detail of the facade of the Church of Saint Mark in Venice. drawing that is part of a collection that belonged to and was presumably drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia that was assembled in the 1880s.. via http://cmhnir.ortox.ru/muzeon/view/id/1185749

Detail of Saint Mark’s in Venice. drawing that is part of a collection that belonged to and was presumably drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia that was assembled in the 1880s.. via http://cmhnir.ortox.ru/muzeon/view/id/1185749
Marble ornaments from the Church of Saint Mark in Venice, Italy. Drawing that is part of a collection that belonged to and was presumably drawn by Prince Gagarin of Saint Petersburg, Russia that was assembled in the 1880s. via http://cmhnir.ortox.ru/muzeon/view/id/1185749.

Imagery from the “Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey” made under the direction of the secretary of the Interior for the 34th Congress in 1858 by William H. Emory.

Noco-Shimatt-Tash-Tanaki, Grizzly Bear. Seminole Chief. 1858. American. Page 76. Chromolithograph. Arthur Schott, artist. Sarony and Company, New York, lithographers. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/91674#page/76/mode/1up

Falls of the Rio Salado. 1858. American. Page 93 of a Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey done by William H. Emory for the 34th Congress. Sarony and Company, New York, lithographers after a drawing by J. E. Weyss. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/91674#page/93/mode/1up

Lipan Warrior. 1858. American. Page 108 of a Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey done by William H. Emory for the 34th Congress. Sarony, Major, and Knapp, New York, lithographers after a drawing by A Schott. Collections of the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/91674#page/108/mode/1up

Conch shell vases by Loetz. A fun conceit.

Conch shell vase. Optically ribbed mold blown clear glass with an outer case in white opal and an inner case in diminished bright “Kaiser-Rot” (Emperor Red). ca. 1880s. Loetz, made in what is now Czechoslovakia. Image © 2007–2022 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/307759-an-early-loetz-conch-shell-vase?in=activity

LOETZ PAPILLION CONCH SHELL VASE.



“Papillon” conch shell vase with a stylized seaweed foot with runners extending up the side of the shell. The shell finished in gold iridescent oil spots with pink highlights. The foot and runners are finished in gold iridescence. Undated and unsigned. Attributed to Loetz. Image © 2022 Morphy Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/1093-389/

“Candia Papillon” conch shell vase. ca. 1896. Loetz, made in what is now Czechoslovakia. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/loetz-conch-shell-vase-candia-papillion-ca1896/id-f_1037842/

Some interesting Egyptian Revival items. Mostly by WMF, not all.

Centerpiece/fruit dish in silver plate with a carved and decorated crystal glass bowl. The bowl being carried by the wings of four winged sphinxes. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau/Egyptian Revival. German. Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF), maker. Maker’s marks: stamp for WMF and I/O. Original patina and crystal glass bowl. This fruit dish figures in the catalog of WMG for the year 1913, item number 1004. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/antique-wmf-art-nouveau-centerpiece-silver-plated-crystal-glass-egyptian-revival/id-f_25032302/

Silver plate holloware tea set. Egyptian Revival with sphinx head handles, pharaoh mask bracket feet, and lotus blossom finials. Each piece with etched accents of wheat and grasses with a medallion shield for personalized engraving. Undated. American. Simpson Hall Miller and Company, maker. Maker’s marks: stamp for Simpson Hall Miller and Company treble plate on the underside. Image © 1995-2022 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/165277564235

Silver plate inkwell centered with the Ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor who was the goddess of love, dance, music, and fertility with an inkpot on either side that are surmounted by crescent moons and would have had glass liners which are missing. ca. 1900. German. Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF), maker. Maker’s marks: stamped WMF, IO, and OX. Image ©1998-2022 trocadero.com. Fair use license. via https://www.trocadero.com/stores/periodpieces/items/1461915/Egyptian-Revival-Silver-Plate-Inkwell-WMF

Native Americans from just a little bit back. Lithographs from George Catlin’s “North American Indian Portfolio” which was printed in London in 1844.

Catching the wild horse. Lithograph number 4 from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

North American Indians. Lithograph from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

Buffalo hunt and chase. Lithograph from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

An Indian ball-play. Buffalo hunt and chase. Lithographic plate number 23 from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/2000978

The first three of these lithographs are part of one lot that is currently up for bid by Swann Auction Galleries. “An Indian Ball-Play” is in the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Down to the water with American landscape painter Winckworth Allan Gay. Living from 1821 to 1910, he was part of the Barbizon School.

Cohasset Landscape. 1864. American. Oil on canvas. Winckworth Allan Gay, painter (1821-1910). Signed and inscribed Cohasset. Dated in oil on the lower left. Image  © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/WINCKWORTH-ALLAN-GAY-Cohasset-Landscape?saleno=2614&lotNo=5&refNo=798483

Sailing off the Seashore, Cohasset, Massachusetts. 1872. American. Oil on wood panel. Winckworth Allan Gay, painter (1821-1910). Image source: Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sailing_off_the_Seashore,_Cohasset_by_Winckworth_Allan_Gay.jpg

Mackerel Fleet. 1872. American. Oil on wood panel. Winckworth Allan Gay, painter (1821-1910). Signed and dated on the lower left. Collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mackerel_Fleet_by_Winckworth_Allan_Gay,_1872.jpg

Paintings of the First Nations in the Canadian West. A buffalo too but he fits right in. Frederick Arthur Vener, artist (1836-1928).

Ojibwa Camp, Northern Shore of Lake Huron. 1873. Canadian. Oil on canvas. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image source; National Gallery of Canada. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1927. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederick_A.VernerOjibwa_Camp,_Northern_Shore_of_Lake_Huron(1873).jpg

Indian encampment. 1891. Canadian. Watercolor on cardboard. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image source; Sotheby’s Toronto. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1927. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederick_Arthur_Verner_-Indian_Encampment(1891).jpg




Sold Buffalo by the River. 1906. Canadian. Watercolor. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image © Mayberry Fine Art. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://mayberryfineart.com/artist/frederick-arthur-verner/



Indian and Canoe. By 1928. Canadian. Watercolor on paper, Image © Mayberry Fine Art. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://mayberryfineart.com/art/indian-and-canoe-frederick-arthur-verner-3799/

Make your powder room look like William Morris did the decorating. Imagery from Lewis F. Day’s 1888 work “The Application of Ornament.” Published in London by B. T. Batsford.

Plate 1. Page 7 of Lewis F. Day’s The Application of Ornament. Published in London in 1888 by B. T. Batsford. Collections of the Cornell University Library. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/cu31924031282076/page/n7/mode/1up?view=theater

Identical figures reversed: 16th century German. Plate 2. Page 26 of Lewis F. Day’s The Application of Ornament. Published in London in 1888 by B. T. Batsford. Collections of the Cornell University Library. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/cu31924031282076/page/n26/mode/1up?view=theater

Variety in Creatures symmetrically disposed – German. Plate 3. Page 30 of Lewis F. Day’s The Application of Ornament. Published in London in 1888 by B. T. Batsford. Collections of the Cornell University Library. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/cu31924031282076/page/n30/mode/1up?view=theater

Portion of a Tree of Jesse; Ivan Mecken. end of 15th century. Plate 3. Page 32 of Lewis F. Day’s The Application of Ornament. Published in London in 1888 by B. T. Batsford. Collections of the Cornell University Library. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/cu31924031282076/page/n32/mode/1up?view=theater

Off to the country with Russian (Ukrainian) landscape painter Ivan Pokhitonov. Living from 1850 to 1923, he spent much of his working life in France and Belgium.

Landscape with haystacks and a flock of sheep. 1884. Russian. Ivan Pokhitonov, painter (1850-1923). Signed in Latin and dated 84 on the lower right. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/russian-pictures/ivan-pavlovich-pokhitonov-landscape-with-haystacks

Cows in a flooded meadow (the hamlet of Les Houlpays in the background). ca. 1907-1913. Russian. Oil on board. Ivan Pokhitonov, painter (1850-1923). Signed in Latin on the lower right; further numbered No.177/28.3–17.5 on the reverse. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/russian-pictures/ivan-pavlovich-pokhitonov-cows-in-a-flooded-meadow

Etude d’après Corot. Baigneuses au bord de la Marne. Painted in Paris, France in 1900. Russian. Oil on panel. Ivan Pokhitonov, painter (1850-1923). Inscribed with the number 477 on the back. Image © lotsearch.net. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/ivan-pavlovich-pokhitonov-45899896

A Levant that is never coming back. Paintings by Swiss Orientalist painter Louis-Auguste Veillon. Living from 1834 to 1890, he studied art in Geneva and later in Paris.

A Mosque by the Water at Dusk. Undated, by 1890. Swiss. Oil on board. Louis-Auguste Veillon, painter (1834-1890). Signed A Veillon on the lower right. Image © Koller International Auctions. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.kollerauktionen.ch/en/506439———-1202-AUGUSTE-LOUIS-VEILLON.-Mosche-1202_506439.html?RecPos=11

Women Carrying Water by the Nile. Undated, by 1890. Swiss. Oil on canvas. Louis-Auguste Veillon, painter (1834-1890). Signed A Veillon on the lower right. Image © Koller International Auctions. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Auguste_Louis_Veillon_-_Women_carrying_water_by_the_Nile.jpg

The Temple at Philae. Undated, by 1890. Swiss. Oil on canvas. Louis-Auguste Veillon, painter (1834-1890). Signed A Veillon on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-auguste-louis-veillon-swiss-18341890-the-temple-6154434/?