More sterling silver oceanic dinnerware from various firms. Late 19th century. Mostly American.

Serving pieces with seaweed decorated bowls and tines.
Serving pieces with seaweed decorated bowls and tines. Jelly spoon, two lettuce forks and a pickle fork. ca. 1890. American. Sterling silver and ivory. Whiting, New York, maker. Image © Charlton Hall Auction, West Columbia, South Carolina. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/whiting-ivory-pattern-silver-serving-pieces-4pcs-D904BF5A8D?utm_source=house&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=exclusive&utm_content
Polar bear ice bowl with an applied icicle rim. 1874.
Polar bear ice bowl with an applied icicle rim and a pierced inset liner. 1874. Made in Birmingham, England. Silver. Hallmarked. Horace Woodward, silversmith. Image © Britannia Fine Antique Silver. Fair use license. via http://www.silverperfect.com/Inventory/rarehollowware1.html
Bowl with three applied turtles and seaweed. ca. 1880.
Bowl with three applied turtles and seaweed. ca. 1880. American. Hammered silver in a Japanese style with the interior engraved with seaweed to match the etched seaweed on the outside. Sterling silver. Tiffany, maker. Image © Britannia Fine Antique Silver. Fair use license. via http://www.silverperfect.com/Inventory/archives/tfnyturtlebldetail.html
Seahorse fish servers. ca. 1890.
Seahorse fish servers. ca. 1890. American. Hammered silver with applied decoration. Whiting, New York, maker. Image © 1998-2019 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=imgres&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwil9Z7d5O7iAhXN1VkKHYOJAjkQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rubylane.com%2Fitem%2F1374855-4533%2FWHITING-Antique-Hammered-Sterling-Silver-applied&psig=AOvVaw3qC0J8bvqBFLw-LFDDlBlw&ust=1560801474659884
Set of twelve five o'clock tea spoons, many with oceanic themes, including crabs, fish and seaweed. ca. 1888.
Set of twelve five o’clock tea spoons, many with oceanic themes, including crabs, fish and seaweed. ca. 1888. American. Sterling silver. Gorham Silver, Providence, Rhode Island. Image 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/gorham-rare-original-set-of-12-antique-sterling-silver-five-oclock-tea-spoons-providence-ri-c-1889
Advertisements

Why paint small when you can paint huge. Pictures with so much going on you could hide behind someone and never get found by American artist Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911).

"King Lear, Act I, Scene I." 1897-1898.
“King Lear, Act I, Scene I.” 1897-1898. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edwin_Austin_Abbey_King_Lear,_Act_I,_Scene_I_The_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art.jpg
"Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and the Lady Anne." 1896.
“Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and the Lady Anne.” 1896. Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.muddycolors.com/2013/03/artist-of-the-month-edwin-austin-abbey/
"Castle of Maidens." ca. 1890.
“Castle of Maidens.” ca. 1890. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Castle_of_maidens_austin.jpg
"The Golden Tree." One of a cycle of 15 murals.
“The Golden Tree.” One of a cycle of 15 murals. ca. 1893-1902. Collection of the Boston Public Library. Photo © Sheryl Lanzel. Fair use license. via https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:sq87dv32j

Hummingbird paintings straight from the tropics by American Martin Johnson Heade. Living from 1819 to 1904, he was from a place with cold winters but spent much time painting in warmer locales where he did these.

"Orchids and Hummingbird." Probably 19th c.
“Orchids and Hummingbird.” Probably 19th c. Image © University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Fair use license. via https://news.uga.edu/artist-martin-johnson-heade/
"Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds." ca. 1870-1873.
“Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds.” ca. 1870-1873. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain due to age. via https://collections.mfa.org/objects/33015
"Tropical Landscape with Ten Hummingbirds." 1870.
“Tropical Landscape with Ten Hummingbirds.” 1870. Image © 2019 Terra Foundation for American Art. Fair use license. via https://picturingtheamericas.org/painting/tropical-landscape-with-ten-hummingbirds/

Art Deco peacocks in bronze. Regal and ready to spruce up anyone’s living room even if their tail feathers won’t fan out.

Panel with a peacock motif. ca. 1920.
Panel with a peacock motif. ca. 1920. Art Déco in style. Probably American. Bronze. Signed J Passani. Image courtesy Wick Antiques, Ltd, London. Image © onlinegalleries.com, a 1st Dibs company. Fair use license. via http://www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/art-deco-bronze-panel-of-a-peacock-signed-j-passani/358334
Pair of bronze peacock bookends on marble bases. Art Déco.
Pair of bronze peacock bookends on marble bases. Art Déco. Image © 2019 John Furphy Pty. Ltd. trading as CARTER’S Publications. Fair use license. via https://www.carters.com.au/index.cfm/item/1008955-a-pair-of-art-deco-peacock-bookends-on-marble-bases-15-cm-high/
Sculpture of a maiden and a peacock. Art Déco.
Sculpture of a maiden and a peacock. Art Déco. French. Bronze on a marble plinth. Désiré Grisard, sculptor. Image © Metropress Ltd. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/gorringes/catalogue-id-srgo10013/lot-689dea4e-9956-4d55-8443-a454002baad8
Peacock bookends. 1925.
Peacock bookends. 1925. Art Déco. Patinated bronze and marble. J. P. Morante, designer. Image ©2019 DECONAMIC. Fair use license. via https://www.deconamic.com/collection/sold/j-p-morante/art-deco-bronze-bookends-peacock-1364123

Silver tableware with a beach theme. Breathe in the scent of salt air and seaweed without having to leave your screen porch. 19th century American. Gorham Silver, Providence, Rhode Island.

"Terrapin" soup tureen and cover with matching tray, ladle, and silver plated warming stand. 1890.
“Terrapin” soup tureen and cover with matching tray, ladle, and silver plated warming stand. 1890. Silver. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.383.html/2010/important-americana-n08608
Shell serving spoon. Late 19th c.
Shell serving spoon. Garden foliage motif with a crab creeping towards the bowl. Late 19th c. Silver with a gold wash. Image © Vintage Antique Jewelry. Fair use license. via https://vintage-antique-jewelry.com/shop/blog/97_http—vintage-antique-jewelry-com-shop-17-si
Punch bowl with ladle. 1885.
Punch bowl with ladle with repoussé decoration in the motif of swirling waves, flying fish, and a sea serpent with clamshell handles. 1885. Silver with gilding. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain. via https://collections.mfa.org/objects/41179/punch-bowl-set-with-ladle
Tureen with a fish and waves motif. 1884.
Tureen with a fish and waves motif. 1884. Image courtesy of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Fair use license. via http://ediblerhody.ediblecommunities.com/about-us/enduring-elegance-gorham-silver
Ice bowl and spoon with the bowl having an icy glacier motif with polar bear handles. 1870's.
Ice bowl and spoon with the bowl having an icy glacier motif with polar bear handles. 1870’s. Silver. Image © 2017 Dallas Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://collections.dma.org/artwork/3335123

Americans getting out in the sun and doing sports. Thomas Eakins, artist (1844-1916). Also took photographs when he wasn’t teaching art.

"The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake." 1873.
“The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake.” 1873. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cc0 License 1.0. via http://www.clevelandart.org/art/1984.1927
"In the Mid-Time." 1898-1899.
“In the Mid-Time.” 1898-1899. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eakins,_In_the_mid-time_1896.jpg
"Baseball Players Practicing." 1875.
“Baseball Players Practicing.” 1875. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baseball_Players_Practicing_Thomas_Eakins_1875.jpeg
"Starting Out After Rail." 1874.
“Starting Out After Rail.” 1874. Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain due to age. via https://collections.mfa.org/objects/32538/starting-out-after-rail

American buildings with a Precisionist spin. Charles Sheeler, artist. 20th century. One of the founders of American modernism, he developed the Precisionism style.

“Amoskeag Mills #2.” 1948.
“Amoskeag Mills #2.” 1948. Oil on canvas. Image © 2017 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Fair use license. via https://crystalbridges.org/blog/charles-sheeler/
"Stacks in Celebration." 1954.
“Stacks in Celebration.” 1954. Oil on canvas. Image © 2017 The Dayton Art Institute. Fair use license. via http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/art/collection-highlights/american/charles-sheeler
"Architectural Cadences." 1954.
“Architectural Cadences.” 1954. Oil on canvas. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24545/lot/9/
"Incantation." 1946.
“Incantation.” 1946. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/987