Art Deco elephants. Various makers, both amusing.

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Elephant figural perfume bottle. 1920s. Art Deco. French. Green glass. Maurice Model, maker. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Perfume Bottles Auction. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/86902608_1920s-maurice-model-art-deco-elephant-perfume-bottle
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Pink elephant power box or jar in ceramic. Comes with an unused power puff. Art Deco. Japanese. Pink ceramic with black and green decoration. Marked “Made In Japan”. Image © 2020, Power Of One Designs. Fair use license. via https://www.powerofonedesigns.com/products/1930s-pink-elephant-powder-box-art-deco-ceramic-powder-jar-unused-powder-puff?variant=1310422816

Porcelain with young women draped over it for life. Austrian. Ernst Wahliss. Living from 1837 to 1900, Wahliss started out in sales for a porcelain factory, Founding his own ceramics firm in what is now Czechoslovakia, he launched a store called “Wahliss” in Vienna and exported porcelain across Europe while being Vienna’s leading porcelain dealer.

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Pair of amphora vases decorated with maidens and calla lilies. ca. 1900. Austrian. Porcelain with partial gilt and polychrome decoration. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/ernst-wahliss/pair-of-ernst-wahliss-porcelain-partial-gilt-and-OWB8xGSAAw8-nfDfP9crKA2

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Centerpiece. ca. 1897. Austrian. Porcelain. centerpiece. Makers marks: Ernst Wahliss crown mark used from 1897 to 1906. Workmans marks and impressed mark “4380 1.” Image © 2019 Antique-Marks.com. Fair use license. via https://antique-marks.com/wahliss-porcelain-centerpiece.html
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Figural spill vase modeled as a young standing woman and seated man playing a flute and pipes on a rectangular base with four feet with an open tree trunk to one side to hold the spills. ca. 1900. Austrian. Decorated in blush ivory colors with gilded highlights. Makers marks: green makers lozenge marked “Royal Vienna Wahliss” to the base with various other painted numbers and marks. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/antique-austrian-ernst-wahliss-royal-vienna-porcelain-spill-vase-circa-1900/id-f_15476892/
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Porcelain figure of a nude maiden on a shell decorated base. ca. 1900. Austrian. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/04be01-belle-epoque/catalogue/1110-ernst-wahliss-art-nouveau-porcelain-figure-of-a-nude

Carved oak backs of chairs, all with different designs. American rendition of the Arts and Crafts movement. Charles Rohlfs, furniture maker (1853-1936).

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Chair (back detail). Early 1900s. American. Oak. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image source: WMPearl. In the public domain. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oak_chair_by_Charles_Rohlfs,_early_1900s,_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art.JPG
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Chair (back detail). 1898-1899. American. English oak. Collections of the Princeton University Art Museum. Image source: Wmpearl. Image in the public domain. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oak_chair_made_by_Charles_Rohlfs,_1898-99,_Princeton_University_Art_Museum.JPG
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Hall chair (back detail). ca. 1899. American. Carved and stained oak. Image © Wright Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2015/06/design/282

Watercolors with interesting trees. English. Francis Towne, watercolorist. Living from 1739 or 1740 to 1816, he studied under the court portraitist John Shackleton.

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“Entrance to the Grotto at Posilippo, Naples.” 1781. Watercolor and gray ink over graphite on slightly textured cream laid paper. Inscribed “Number 9” in black ink on the upper left and “Naples” on the upper center. Collections of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Francis_Towne_-_Entrance_to_the_Grotto_at_Posilippo,_Naples_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“View of Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall, Ambleside, Lake District.”No date. Pen and brown ink and watercolor, lightly incised, on a sheet of roman paper with deckled edges. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/features/Why-Francis-Towne-is-having-a-moment-7482-1.aspx
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“Inside the Colosseum.” 1780. Watercolor with pen and ink. © The Trustees of the British Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/features/Why-Francis-Towne-is-having-a-moment-7482-1.aspx
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“A Study of a Tree Blown Down in Peamore Park, Near Exeter. No date. Pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolor, on a double sketchbook page. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/features/Why-Francis-Towne-is-having-a-moment-7482-1.aspx

Fantasy architecture straight out of the 16th century. French. Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau, (duCerceau), creator (1510-1584). Maybe it looked like that, maybe it didn’t. Doesn’t matter, really.

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Grotesque Ornament Panel. 1566. French. Etching. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/338721
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Design for furniture. 1565-1570. French. Etching. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/787857
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Moorish ornament design, one of 19 etchings that were printed in Antwerp in 1563. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/androuet-du-cerceau-jacques-ca-1520-1586-5698258-details.aspx
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Soffitto con puttini. 1560. French. Etching. Image © 1996 – 2020 AbeBooks Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.abebooks.com/Soffitto-puttini-Jacques-Androuet-CERCEAU/22415633842/bd
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Architecture fantastique. 16th c. French. Collections of the Musée Condé (Chantilly) (RMN). Fair use license. via http://meonline.hu/en/magyar-epitomuveszet-hirek/androuet-du-cerceau-1520-1586/

Niagara Falls. 19th century. Multiple American artists.

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“Niagara Falls from the Foot of Goat Island.” 1857. Oil on canvas. Jasper Francis Cropsey, artist (1823-1900). Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jasper_Francis_Cropsey_-_Niagara_Falls_from_the_Foot_of_Goat_Island_-_47.1238_-_Museum_of_Fine_Arts.jpg
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“Niagara Falls.” 1818. American. Louisa Davis Minot, artist (1788-1858). Collections of the New York Historical Society. Image © 2006-2017 Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. Fair use license. via http://www.nccsc.net/essays/hudson-river
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‘Niagara Falls from the American Side.” 1818. Oil on linen. Louisa Davis Minot, artist (1788-1858). Image © The New-York Historical Society. Fair use license. via http://museumartpaintings.com/Niagara-Falls-from-the-American-Side-by-Louisa-Davis-Minot-17012.html#.Xv39RChKjqU

Women looking ethereal with some already in flight. French. Louis Janmot, painter. Living from 1814 to 1892, he studied painting under Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. These works are part of Janmot’s series “The Poem of the Soul.”

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From the series “The Poem of the Soul.” 1854. Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Cc0 License 2.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louis_Janmot_(Mus%C3%A9e_des_Beaux-Arts_de_Lyon)_(5469118055).jpg
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“The Flight of the Soul” from the series “The Poem of the Soul.” 1854. Oil on panel. Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_poeme_de_lAme-16-Louis_Janmot-MBA_Lyon-IMG_0499.jpg
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“The Golden Stairs” from the series “The Poem of the Soul.” 1884. Oil on panel. Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon. Source: Wikimedia Commons. In the public domain due to age. via https://eclecticlight.co/2016/12/08/the-story-in-paintings-louis-janmots-epic-le-poeme-de-lame-2/

More flies to go fishing with. Sunken mounts containing samples of fly-making materials from W. H. Aldam’s 1876 work “Aldam’s Flees & the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making” Taken from the website of PBA Galleries.

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Figure 3 and 4. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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Figures 19 and 20. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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Figures 5 and 6. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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Figures 11 and 12. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
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FIgures 17 and 18. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

Gothic Revival and Neo-Gothic inkstands and inkwells. Early and mid 19th century. So needed in case the archbishop wants to share a whiskey in the library.

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Patinated inkstand together with two similar spill vases. Mid 19th c. Gothic Revival. Molded with tracery. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/12an01-estate-of-lee-b-anderson/catalogue/1247-gothic-revival-patinated-metal-inkstand
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Inkwell modeled as a medieval helmet with pierced visor with applied cut and chased steel scrolled acanthus ornaments that is raised on a concave shield form base with three ball feet. The hinged top opens to reveal the inkwell. 19th c. Gothic Revival. Probably German. Patinated steel. Image © Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/75224256254422550/
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Inkwell in a Neo-Gothic style with a top that lifts to reveal three round openings resting on a marble plinth base and raised on cast bronze feet. The three glass inkwells are missing. 1875. Neo-Gothic. Patinated bronze and marble. Maker not known. Image © 2020 ROBUCK. Fair use license. via http://robuck.co/collection/curiosities/italian-gothic-revival-period-patinated-brass-and-marble-architectural-model-inkwell-r6803.html
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Oval inkwell modeled with cathedral arcades and rosettes that houses two inkwells with lids, a pounce pot and four pen holders. Rectangular Sienna marble base. 1820-1829. Neo-Gothic. French. Gilt bronze and Siena Marble. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/inkwells/gothic-revival-inkwell-gilt-bronze-sienna-marble-19th-century/id-f_16380242/
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Inkstand modeled with a Gothic tracery design with a pierced rose window gallery enclosing a sander, two ink wells and four pen holders. Rectangular base. Victorian. Gothic Revival. Brass. Image © 2020 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/antique-victorian-gilt-brass-inkstand-with-gothic-tracery

Jugendstil design for a touch of Art Moderne before that very fashionable cousin comes to tea. From”Kunst und Handwerk: Zeitschrift für Kunstgewerbe und Kunsthandwerk seit 1851: 52″. A journal of arts and crafts, these are from their 1901 to 1902 issues. Collections of the Heidelberg University Libraries.

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“Landsitz Berlepsch Senstervergitterungen in Schmiedeeisen, ausgefuhrt von Keifer and Company München.” (Wrought iron window grills for a country residence). 1901-1902. Image 7, page 18. Image © and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0018/image
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“Landsitz Berlepsch Senstervergitterungen in Schmiedeeisen, ausgefuhrt von Keifer and Company München.” (Wrought iron window grills for a country residence. 1901-1902. Figure 9, Image 6, page 17. Image © and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0017/image
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“Landsitz Berlepsch Senstervergitterungen in Schmiedeeisen, ausgefuhrt von Keifer and Company München.” (Wrought iron window grills for a country residence. 1901-1902. Figure 9, Image 6, page 17. Image © and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0017/image
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“Villa Tobler, Zürich. Treppenhausfenster dergitterung in Schmiedeeisen ausgeführt von Keifer und Company München” (Grill in wrought iron for a stairwell). Figure 16. Image 10, page 21. Image © and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0021/image
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“Füllungen von Leonb Hellmuth, Ansbach” (Designs for filling in spaces designed by Leonhard Hellmuth). Figures 446 and 447, image 276. page 295. Image © and digitalized by the Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0295/image