Pretty things to make the house smell nice even if its winter and you can’t open the windows. Not used at Versailles but pretty enough that the Queen of France would have liked them too.

Pot pourri bowls.
Pot pourri bowls. Porcelain ca. 1660-1680. Mounts ca. 1750. Hard-paste porcelain, celadon ground color and polychrome enamel. Gilt-bronze mounts. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Fair use license. via https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/froth-and-folly-nobility-and-perfumery-at-the-court-of-versailles/
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in  Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent.
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent. Jean-Claude Duplessis and Claude le Boitteux, goldsmiths. Image © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden. Fair use license. via https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/Details/Index/119334
"Royal Bleu" Louis Philippe pot pourri urn. 1846.
“Royal Bleu” Louis Philippe pot pourri urn with pierced ormolu mounts and feet. 1846. French. Sèvres, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/antique-sevres-royal-bleu-porcelain-pot-pourri-urn-stamped-1846-19th-century/id-f_12459063/
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Tea and coffee with the Wiener Kunst im Haus from just before the Wiener Werkstätte came along. Jugendstil. Jutta Sika and Kolomon Moser, designers. Living from 1877 to 1964, she studied ceramics under Moser who helped with the design work.

Light blue cup and saucer. 1901-1902.
Light blue cup and saucer. 1901-1902. Hard-paste porcelain with stenciled decoration. Jutta Sika, designer. Wiener Porzellan-Manufaktur, manufacturer. Image © Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee. Fair use license. via https://blog.mam.org/2011/11/04/from-museum-storage-wiener-werkstatte-vase/
Pot. 1901-1902.
Pot. 1901-1902. Porcelain with stencil design. Kolomon Moser and Jutta Sika, designers. Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur, manufacturer. Image © Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://sammlung.mak.at/sammlung_online?id=collect-2947
Sauciere. 1901-1902.
Sauciere. 1901-1902. Porcelain with stencil design. Kolomon Moser and Jutta Sika, designers. Böhmische Manufaktur, manufacturer. Image © Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. https://sammlung.mak.at/sammlung_online?id=collect-14509
Coffee set. ca. 1902.
Coffee set. ca. 1902. Porcelain. Jutta Sika, designer. Wiener Porzellan Josef Böck, manufacturer. Schule Professor Koloman Moser, producer. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2013/09/17/coffee-talk-celebrating-the-birth-of-jutta-sika/

Tableware designs from the mid-1930s. Part of the Minton Archive in Stoke-Trent, England. Probably designed by R. G. Haggar.

Design for cups. ca. 1935.
Design for cups. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
Blue and white.
Blue and white. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
Monkeys.
Monkeys. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
Design.
Design. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36

Tile to dress up the lounge and make a bungalow way out on the Zambezi feel like Cornwall. Plates from a mid-1880’s catalog from encaustic tile maker Malkin Edge & Company, Burslem, Stoke-On-Trent, England.

“Art-painted tiles for Hearths, Grate Cheeks, etc.” Page 34.
“Art-painted tiles for Hearths, Grate Cheeks, etc.” Page 34. Collection of the Sydney Living Museums/Historic Houses Trust of NSW. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Malkin4810/page/n34
"Mosaic Pavements." Page 31.
“Mosaic Pavements.” Page 31. Collection of the Sydney Living Museums/Historic Houses Trust of NSW. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Malkin4810/page/n30
"Art-painted tiles for Hearths, Grate-Cheeks, etc."
“Art-painted tiles for Hearths, Grate-Cheeks, etc.” Page 32. Collection of the Sydney Living Museums/Historic Houses Trust of NSW. In the public domain. via via https://archive.org/details/Malkin4810/page/n32
"For Walls, dados, etc." Page 45.
“For Walls, dados, etc.” Page 45. Collection of the Sydney Living Museums/Historic Houses Trust of NSW. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Malkin4810/page/n44
"For Hearths, Jambs, Walls, Dados, Flower Boxes, etc."
“For Hearths, Jambs, Walls, Dados, Flower Boxes, etc.” Page 41. Collection of the Sydney Living Museums/Historic Houses Trust of NSW. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Malkin4810/page/n40

Chinese export candlesticks. In silver and in porcelain and mostly late 19th century. All beautiful.

Candlesticks in the form of a fire breathing dragon. ca. 1890.
Candlesticks in the form of a fire breathing dragon. ca. 1890. Chased and embossed silver with applied protruding arms and legs. MakMaker’s mark: WH (Wang Hing & Company). Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/tableware/antique-chinese-export-silver-dragon-candlesticks-circa-1890/id-f_2943772/
Candlesticks with porcelain parrots. 19th c.
Candlesticks with porcelain parrots. 19th c. Porcelain with an ormolu mount. Maker not known. Sold by Christies in 1998. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/57428421_chinese-export-porcelain-and-ormolu-candlesticks
Rose medallion candlesticks. Antique.
Rose medallion candlesticks. Antique. Image © Northeast Auctions. Fair use license. via https://northeastauctions.com/product/five-chinese-export-porcelain-rose-medallion-candlesticks-heights-6-to-12-inches/

Art Deco era Royal Doulton. A coffee set and some other things. All so cheerful your tablecloth will want to get up and dance.

Hand painted teapot in the "Gaylee" D5305 pattern. Art Deco. ca. 1930's.
Hand painted teapot in the “Gaylee” D5305 pattern. Art Deco. ca. 1930’s. Image © 2018 Webb’s, Auckland. Fair use license. via https://auctions.webbs.co.nz/m/lot-details/index/catalog/52/lot/5194/A-Royal-Doulton-Handpainted-Art-Deco-Teapot
Coffee service for four  with a large jug in the "Cresta" pattern. 1930's.
Coffee service for four with a large jug in the “Cresta” pattern. 1930’s. Image © Metropress Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/chiswick-auctions/catalogue-id-srchis10444/lot-db58268c-0273-4729-bd96-a86700ca04ba
"Maybells" D5202 pattern. 1932.
“Maybells” D5202 pattern. 1932. Image: Mike Perry © 2011. Fair use license. via http://www.potteryhistories.com/doultonhistory.html
Teapot and coffee pot in the "Nerissa" pattern.
Teapot and coffee pot in the “Nerissa” pattern. 1930’s. Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/620212908/royal-doulton-nerissa-vintage-art-deco

Cheerful dishes to brighten anyone’s table even in the depths of winter as it snows outside. By the late English ceramics designer Clarice Cliff.

"Blue Chintz" plate. ca. 1932.
“Blue Chintz” plate. ca. 1932. Image © 2018 Webb’s, Auckland. Fair use license. via https://auctions.webbs.co.nz/m/lot-details/index/catalog/100/lot/16058/Clarice-Cliff-Blue-Chintz-Plate-C-1932
"Summerhouse" hand painted tea plate. 1932.
“Summerhouse” hand painted tea plate. 1932. Courtesy of Gallery1910, Berkshire. Image ©2019 LoveAntiques.com. Fair use license. via https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-ceramics/art-deco/clarice-cliff-art-deco-summerhouse-pattern-plate-hand-painted-82391
"Windmill" plate with Applique banding.  ca. 1930.
“Windmill” plate with Applique banding. ca. 1930. Image © 2019 Andrew Muir, United Kingdom. Fair use license. via https://andrew-muir.com/items/clarice-cliff-applique-windmill-10-plate-c-1930/1835