Art Déco and Art Nouveau gates and screens in iron and brass. You’ll end up wanting to acquire more gateways so you can buy another. French, by ironworker Edgar Brandt. Living from 1880 to 1960, he also made armaments for the French army.

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Garden gate with with bronze fleur-de-lis, berry bush and florets. 1910-1919. Art Nouveau. Iron and brass. In the manner of Edgar Brandt. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/doors-gates/french-art-nouveau-architectural-iron-bronze-gate-manner-edgar-brandt/id-f_4695723/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6YHzPAXD6g6vnIJKolYFgtpyzGuzNn0cBeIA_san12zB9soLYO1TsRoCzYkQAvD_Bw
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“L’Âge d’Or,’ patinated iron with three gilt bronze medallions. 1923. Patinated iron with gilt bronze medallions executed by Max Blondat. Retailed by Ferrobrandt Inc. New York. Maker’s marks: The garland of the single female figure is signed “MAX-BLONDAT.” Image © Phillips Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.phillips.com/detail/edgar-brandt/NY050114/46
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“Oasis” five panel screen. 1920-1929. French. Brass and nickled metal. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/edgar-brandt/oasis-five-panel-screen-52j1wlMO6FCYePas7tMY5A2

Majolica ceramic animals. French. Jerome Massier, creator. Living from 1850 to 1916, he worked under the name of Jerome Massier Fils in the Messier family firm in the south of France where they started producing majolica in the 1860s.

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Grasshopper jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/19th-century-majolica-grasshopper-jardiniere-jerome-massier/id-f_16159681/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6X5C2GtnB3B4tUDazfyaB_uwfBOSC3oqSNKDes3vQBb9SkxbUlt8EBoCskQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Frog playing guitar sitting on a chair. Majolica ceramic. 1910. French. Marked on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/animal-sculptures/rare-majolica-frog-sitting-on-chair-jerome-massier-circa-1910/id-f_12543841/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6cXNwIg7DB7x-tgqeUSsMGZgyjzUNVdJpkTQrRxdfXPxCcEo0Z4J3RoCj6EQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Swan jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/majolica-yellow-swan-jardiniere-jerome-massier-circa-1890/id-f_19163002/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6QRyKJSGS-dCp5cD9M-S0fY1-FImJyVhOSzSyoRtdwLR8HKWAMjbQxoCoEkQAvD_BwE&
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Planter in the form of chirping finches atop a grassy water tank. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1800. French. Maker’s marks: marked “Jerome Massier Fils” on the underside. Image © Jesse Davis Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.jessedavisantiques.co.uk/en-GB/majolica/jerome-massier-bird-motif-majolica-planter/prod_10398#.Xy1WjyhKjqU

Papillons (butterflies) to put up and make your home feel like a butterfly garden. Art Déco, plates from Emile-Allain Séguy’s 1925 “Papillons.” Commissioned by American textile manufacturer F. Schumacher.

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Plate 1. Page 7. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/7/mode/1up
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Plate 3. Page 11. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/11/mode/1up
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Plate 2. Page 9. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/9/mode/1up

1920s trophy cups. Not your standard loving cup sort of thing. Sterling silver, American and British.

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Cut-glass and silver trophy cup with horn handles. Cut-glass is straight and spread with cut vertical ornament in the motif of alternating flutes and circles and a star cut to the underside. Silver collar with a flared rim and tooled leaf and berry bottom rim. Horn handles carved in the motif of animals sprouting their own horns with silver mounts. ca. 1910. American. Sterling silver, cut-glass and horn. Maker’s marks: fully marked including indistinct maker’s stamp (probably Redlich). Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/antique-american-cut-glass-trophy-carved-big-game-alpha-antlers/id-f_19997302/
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Trophy cup for the Lake Michigan boat race Challenge Cup (flag detail). Tall urn design with three high-looping handles and a domed foot with garland decoration applied to the top of the urn and flowers and shells applied to the foot. Reeded rim. 1907. American. Sterling Silver. Engraved “Challenge cup for the annual competition among launches on Clark Lake, Michigan” on the front. Inscribed “Presented to the Clark Lake Yacht Club by Chauncey F. York, 1907.” 1907. American. Sterling silver. Maker’s marks: fully marked with maker’s mark for Redlich and a retailer’s mark for Bailey, Banks and Biddle. Number 4684. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/143648679455
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Silver hydroplane boat race trophy with the bowl having wing mounted and leaf wrapped caryatid side handles. Applied enamel flags and circular and wreathed frames, one inset with a chased motorboat in churning water and the other being engraved “Presented by Sir Thomas J. Lipton Bart. KCVO to the National Yacht Club of Toronto for competition in outboard hydroplane races at the Canadian National National Exhibition Regatta 1929.” Baluster shaft with acanthus leaves and scrolled brackets with a raised foot with scalloping. Raised cover with a cast finial in the design of a nude angel lunging forward with one arm while clutching her drapery with the other. 1919. George V. Sterling silver. Made in London in 1929. Hallmarked. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. and Nelson and Nelson Antique Silver. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/George-V-Trophy-Cup-Art-Deco-Hydroplane-Boat-Race-English-Sterling-Silver/143480968785?_trkparms=aid%3D1110002%26algo%3DSPLICE.SOI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711095549%26meid%3Ddca160768a9949b28e50d768bb096cb7%26pid%3D100047%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D143648679455%26itm%3D143480968785%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSellersOtherItemsV2%26brand%3DGoldsmiths+%26+Silversmiths&_trksid=p2047675.c100047.m2108

People getting out and about with some very grand surroundings. Spanish. Ricardo Villegas y Cordero, painter. Living from 1849 to 1896, his work was exhibited at the International Exhibition of Munich in 1888. His brother José was a painter too.

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“A Feast Day.” 1890. Private collection. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.latinamericanart.com/en/artwork/a-feast-day/
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“In the Salon.” 1879. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in Rome. Image © 2017 FERNANDO DURÁN SUBASTAS, S.A. Fair use license. via https://www.fernandoduran.com/duran/803-ricardo-villegas-y-cordero-sevilla-1849-1896.html

Mardi Gras parade floats from the Carnival Collection, Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Watercolors.

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“Court of King Polydectes.” Float design from the Mistick Krewe of Comus 1973 parade which had the theme “Adventures of Perseus.” Comus 1973 Float 06. 1973. American. Watercolor. Fischer, Louis Andrews Fischer, watercolorist (1901-1974). © Estate of the artist. Image © Louisiana Research Collections. Published by the Louisiana Research Collections and the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane%3A7136
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“Fulfillment of the Delphic prophecy.” Float design from the Mistick Krewe of Comus 1973 parade which had the theme “Adventures of Perseus.” Comus 1973 Float 16. 1973. American. Watercolor. Fischer, Louis Andrews Fischer, watercolorist (1901-1974). © Estate of the artist. Image © Louisiana Research Collections. Published by the Louisiana Research Collections and the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane%3A8188
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“Birth of Pegasus.” Float design from the Mistick Krewe of Comus 1973 parade which had the theme “Adventures of Perseus.” Comus 1973 Float 10. 1973. American. Watercolor. Fischer, Louis Andrews Fischer, watercolorist (1901-1974). © Estate of the artist. Image © Louisiana Research Collections. Published by the Louisiana Research Collections and the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane%3A4270

Brightly colored faience pottery birds. 18th century, made in Prussia. All of them almost real enough to start chirping. Three ewers, one soup tureen and a sweets dish.

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Faience ewer and cover, modeled as a brightly colored parrot perched on rockwork with the head forming the cover and the handle as a leafy branch. ca. 1770. Prussian. Proskau, maker. Maker’s marks: Script “DP” with the mark in manganese. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/dining-in-new-york/a-proskau-faience-parrot-ewer-and-cover-circa-1770
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Pair of faience parrot jugs and covers, each modeled as a parrot standing on a curled branch that loops up to form the handle with a fruit hanging at the front, painted in shades of green, yellow, blue and manganese with the branches in brown with a green entwined vine. ca. 1770-1780. Prussian. Proskau or Glienitz, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24224/lot/132/?category=list&length=10&page=14
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Faience tureen and cover modeled as a duck. ca. late 18th c. Prussian. ,Proskau, maker. Makers marks: Marked with a blue “P” and with an underglaze black “2” on the interior of the bowl and cover. Faded paper label for the Antique Porcelain Company, New York. Image © 2013-2020 STAIR Galleries. Fair use license. via https://auctions.stairgalleries.com/lot/proskau-faience-small-duck-tureen-and-cover-3902591
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Faience sweets dish in the model of a coot. 18th c. Attributed to Proskau. Image © Lempertz Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1066-2/695-a-faience-model-of-a-coot-as-a-sweets-dish.html

Paintings of animals, mostly cows. French. Constant Troyon, artist. Living from 1810 to 1865, he started out decorating Sèvres porcelain. Barbizon school.

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“The Ford.” 1852. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Louvre, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Constant_Troyon_-_The_Ford_-_WGA23096.jpg
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“Pasture in Normandy.” 1852. Oil on panel. Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pasture_in_Normandy_by_Constant_Troyon.jpg
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“Boeufs allant au labour, effet de matin.” 1865. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeufs_allant_au_labour-Constant_Troyon-IMG_8342.JPG

Lipstick motif Art Déco figural table lighters. Lucite.

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Geometric design lighters modeled as lipstick. Art Déco. Lucite. Maker not known. Image © Special Auction Services, Newbury, Berkshire. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/two-art-deco-lucite-lighters-of-geometric-design-modelled-as-lipsticks-50218094?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&perPage=80&page=4
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Geometric table cigarette lighter modeled as a blue lipstick. 1940s. Art Déco. Lucite. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/610327168/vintage-1940s-lighter-working-lucite?show_sold_out_detail=1&ref=nla_listing_details

Roller skate themed silver novelties that will make you want to head for the nearest roller rink.

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Roller skate condiment set for salt, pepper and mustard with four working pearwood wheels. ca. 1880. Victorian. Silverplate, glass and pearwood. Maker not known. Image © Piers Rankin Antique Silver, London. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquesilverlondon.com/antique-silver-cruets/527-novelty-victorian-silver-plate-roller-skate-condiment-set.html
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Pin cushion.Antique. Silver with a blue pincushion. Maker not known. Image © Lot-Art 2020. fair use license. via https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/A-CAST-SILVER-NOVELTY-ROLLER-SKATE-PIN-CUSHION/1662-cast_silver-07.12.19-nicholson
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Novelty hat pin with the finial modeled as a roller skate. Early 20th c. Silver. Stamped marks. Image © 2020 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/4710277-silver-novelty-roller-skate-hat-pin-early-20th-century