This week’s post of wondrous images from Prussian Karl Friedrich Schinkel is now posted on my patreon.com page. Public (free).

 

Here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/23956336 Four images for your enjoyment.

The subscription only posts will be updated two days from now should you be interested in and able to support my work . . . Love Schinkel . . .a new series beginning in February and running to April.

The other posts have a file of random but wonderful images that didn’t fit anywhere, a set all by the same artist or with a common theme and the highest level has an extra envisioning like the ones you see here.

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Round stained glass to turn any white wall into a prism with every color in the rainbow . . .. back and forth through time and place.

ca. 1900.
Ca. 1900. American. Originally from a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image @ D C Riggott Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.dcriggott.com/antique-framed-american-floral-round-stained-glass-window
Medallion. Part of the palladian window over the marquee. ca. 1927.
Medallion. Part of the palladian window over the marquee. ca. 1927. American. Made for the Lawndale Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. Maker not known. Theatre designed by William P.Whitney. Image © Urban Remains Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/products/architectural/stained-glass-windows/original-one-of-a-kind-c-1927-vibrantly-colored-american-exte
Ornamental roundel. 1260-70.
Ornamental roundel. 1260-70. Made in Salisbury, England. Pot metal, glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain. Maker not known. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/466355?searchField=All&sortBy=relevance&ao=on

Viking boats in rainbow glass mosaic in a network of gilt threads and things to go with them. Useful if the Norsemen of the North ever return and pretty just to keep around the herregård. Norwegian. Goldsmith Marius Hammer, maker (1847-1927). Roughly contemporary with Gustav Gaudernack whose work we saw a bit back with more coming.

Cup and saucer. ca. 1900.
Cup and saucer. ca. 1900. Gilded silver and plique-a-jour enamel. Almost certainly made by Marius Hammer. Image © John Atzbach Antiques. Fair use license. via http://atzbach.com/product/a-norwegian-gilded-silver-and-plique-a-jour-enamel-cup-and-saucer/
Bordoppsats (Jardiniere). 1898-1902.
Bordoppsats (Jardiniere). 1898-1902. Filigree silver with window and mirror enamel over guilloche. Collection of the Nasjonal Museet. Fair use license. via http://samling.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/object/NMK.2008.0732
Creamer (detail). ca. 1898-1910.
Creamer (detail) . Gilt silver and enamel. ca. 1898-1910. Image © Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-holloware-continental/a-russian-gilt-silver-and-enamel-sugar-bowl-with-marius-hamm
Tesil Sil (tea strainer). ca. 1900.
Tesil Sil (tea strainer). ca. 1900. Molded and filigree silver and gilding with window enameling and perforation. Image © Nasjonal Museet, Oslo. Fair use license. via http://samling.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/object/OK-1990-0068#
Skål. ca. 1895.
Skål. ca. 1895. Filigree work in gold-plated silver, with mirror enamel and window painting. Image © Nasjonal Museet, Oslo. Fair use license. via http://samling.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/object/OK-1995-0086#

An envisioning . . 2002 and an afternoon to while away.

Oh to be there.

Michigan and right on the lake. Motel room in a thunderstorm. Only a week’s vacation but that cousin struck by lightning and killed.  Better to stay inside and the umbrella likely to turn inside out just going to the dining room for lunch.

Balcony with a railing with round things made to look like the rings on a lifeguard’s tower but somehow looking more like white Lifesavers candy in the bottom of a Christmas stocking.

Movies to watch and books to read. Cards to play with one’s husband if he isn’t busy napping. But not the same to him. No, from out west and nothing mid-west for a memory.

But yes. Picked up at the end of camp and driven around to various places until school started. Two at a time and all the time in the world with both grandparents. Parents at home with the others but not having to go there until school starts. Someone else’s turn next year. Another turn the summer after that.

A different restaurant every day and television until it went off instead of being turned off and being made to go to bed. Endless change for the soda machine and fun all day.

But a postcard falling out of the pocket in the bottom of the overnight case. Something to keep and remember, it was.  . . not knowing it was the last time . . . some things it’s better not to know. . .

Moderne Court Motel. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Vintage postcard.
Moderne Court Motel. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Vintage postcard. via Facebook.

Posters from the way back time when incandescence was exciting. Turn of the last century.

Poster advocating the use of gas incandescent lamps.1896.
Poster advocating the use of gas incandescent lamps.1896. Italian. Giovanni Mataloni, illustrator. In the public domain. via https://uauposters.com.br/poster-belle-epoque-vintage-4053
"Electricine - Eclairage de Lux" 1897.
“Electricine – Eclairage de Lux” 1897. French. Lithograph. Lucien Lefèvre, Printer. In the public domain. via https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/01/31/49463/3
"Nederlandse Gasgloeilicht Maatschappi." 1897.
“Nederlandse Gasgloeilicht Maatschappij.” 1897. Dutch. Johann Georg van Caspel, illustrator. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nederlandse_Gasgloeilicht_Maatschappij_voorheen_J._Selten.jpg

Jugendstil in elegant black and gold to shine up your next party from Adolf Beckert, master of glass. Living from 1884 to 1929, creative genius for Loetz Glassworks. Director of the Steinschönau Glasfachschule.

Liqueur Service. ca. 1915.
Liqueur Service. ca. 1915. Carafe and six glasses in the “Dance of the Devils” pattern. Made at the Steinschönau school. Designed by Beckert. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/658248892/rar-liqueur-service-haidasteinschonau?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ADOLF+BECKERT&ref=sr_galle
Centerpiece. ca. 1916.
Centerpiece. ca. 1916. Enameled glass. Designed by Beckert for the Steinschönau School. Fair use licence. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amazing-Art-Deco-Adolf-Beckert-Steinschonau-Enameled-Glass-Centerpice-ca-1916/312019756925?hash=item48a5d3a77d:g:SL0AAOSw6DtYYE0D:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=tru
Bowl. ca. 1915.
Bowl. ca. 1915. Etched and yellow stained glass with black and gold paint. Flower and leaf design. Designed for the Steinschönau school. Image © Glaswolf, Stuttgart. Fair use licence. via https://www.glaswolf.de/Schale_Adolf_Beckert.180+B6YmFja1BJRD0xODAmTD0xJnByb2R1Y3RJRD0yODY2NiZwaWRfcHJvZHVjdD0xODAmZGV0YWlsPQ__.0.html

The green of summer whenever you need it. Landscapes glowing with emerald tones by Russian artist Arkhip Kuindzhi. (1842 to 1910).

"A Birch Grove." 1879.
“A Birch Grove.” 1879. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/arkhip-kuindzhi/a-birch-grove-1879
"Kuindzhi Forest." 1887.
“Kuindzhi Forest.” 1887. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kuindzhi_Forest_1887.jpg
"A Birch Grove." 1901.
“A Birch Grove.” 1901. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/arkhip-kuindzhi/a-birch-grove-1901