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

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

Botanical prints of tropical flowers. More from Nancy Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft’s 1828 “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba.”

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“Lily and amaryllis belladona.” Plate 38.125. Page 137. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=137&size=125
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“Narcissus (lily of the rocks) and Panoratium caribaea, Sea onion.” Plate 32d. 131. Page 143. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=143&size=125
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“Bastard Fustic.” Plate 33d. 135. Page 147. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=147&size=150

People out and about and looking like they are mostly having fun. American. Rutherford Boyd, illustrator and artist. Living from 1882 to 1951, he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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“Leggett’s.” ca. 1925. Mixed media on paper. Signed. © Estate of the artist. Image © Papillon Gallery. Fair use license. via http://www.papillongallery.com/john_rutherford_boyd.html
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“Beach Umbrellas and Bathers.” 20th c. Watercolor and pencil on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/rutherford-boyd/beach-umbrellas-and-bathers-2m3-b4msE_kPVOciu8i6Og2
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Three male window dressers putting lingerie on a female mannequin. 20th c. © Estate of the artist. Image © William Smith Auctions, Sarasota, and Auction Zip 2003 – 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/John-Rutherford-Boyd,-Illustrator-Am.-1884-1951_6E44DB1B12/

Pictures from fairyland. Hand-colored lantern slides taken at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition which was held in San Francisco, California in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal.

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Statue “Piping Pan” by Louis Saint Gaudens at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. National Archives ID # 24720227 Local ID # 16-SFX-1. 1915 image. American. Hand-colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. Collections of the United States Nation Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720227
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Sculpture “Young Pan” by Janet Scudder at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. 1915. Hand-colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. National Archives ID # 24720235. Local ID #16-SFX-5. Department of Agriculture, creator. Collections of the United States National Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720235
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Ducks and geese at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. 1915. Hand-colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. National Archives ID #24720249. Local ID # 16-SFX-12. Collections of the United States National Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720249
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Netherlands National Building at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. 1915. Hand-colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. National Archives ID #24720263. Local ID #16-SFX-19. Collections of the United States National Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720263

Drawings of wildflowers taken from the United States Army Corps of Engineers 1848 work “Notes of a military reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.” C. B. Graham, lithographer.

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“Zinnia Grandiflora.” Page 204. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n203/mode/2up
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Title not legible. Page 208. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n207/mode/2up
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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up
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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up

Down to the water with American painter Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908). Studied with Albert Bierstadt and part of the tail end of the Hudson River School.

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Marine landscape. ca. 1895. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/10215
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“Castle Rock, Marblehead.” 1878. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Thompson_Bricher_-_Castle_Rock,_Marblehead_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“Grand Manan.” ca. 1888. Oil on canvas. Image © Birmingham Museum of Art. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.artsbma.org/collection/grand-manan/

Sterling silver decorated with animals and plants from right around 1880. American. Dominick & Haff, creators. Opening in 1821 under the name of William Gale and Son, what was left of Dominick and Haff was sold to Reed and Barton in 1928.

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Jug. 1879. Silver, brass, and copper. Part of an exhibition at the De Young Museum, San Francisco. Source: Daderot. Photograph taken on November 5, 2013. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pitcher,_Dominick_%26_Haff,_New_York_City,_1879,_silver,_brass,_copper_-_De_Young_Museum_-_DSC00884.JPG
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Intaglio chased water pitcher with a hibiscus on one side and a lily on the other. 1881. Aesthethic Movement. Sterling silver. Underside with the inscription “BOWEN/ AUG. 25th/ 1856 and 1881.” Maker’s marks: marked under the base above the inscription with Dominick & Haff’s trademark, “STERLING/ 86”. Image © 2020 Spencer Marks Ltd.. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/dominick-haff-antique-sterling-silver-intaglio-chased-aesthetic-movement-water-pitcher-new-york-city-1881
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Water pitcher with chased repoussé floral and foliate decoration. 1884. Sterling silver. Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Image © Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-and-vertu/hollowware/a-dominick-and-haff-silver-water-pitcher-new-york-new-york-circa-1884marks-rectangle-circle-diamond-925-1884-ster/a/5212-75091.s

Fields of flowers, some being picked but mostly being left alone. American, Impressionist school. John Ottis Adams, artist. Living from 1851 to 1927, he was a member of the Hoosier Group of landscape artists. Studied at the South Kensington School of Art in London.

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“In Poppyland.” No date. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://scontent.fnyc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/10265542_559172784203537_8292228860334475991_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=90dphuBNlfUAX_GdWj9&_nc_ht=scontent.fnyc1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=81fbba1b1510d291056e7fb000a45f9e&oe=5F2A0D61
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Painting with red flowers. Undated. Signed on the lower left. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Ottis_Adams_002_(39098022245).jpg
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Garden. Undated. Signed on the lower right. Source: youtube.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Ottis_Adams_007_(25125385257).jpg
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“Black-eyed Susans.” Undated. Signed on the lower left. Private collection. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/uncategorized/black-eyed-susans

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