Vases by Zsolnay Porcelánmanufaktúra Zrt of Hungary. Various dates but all beautiful.

Vase with Japanese motifs. 1915.
Vase with Japanese motifs. 1915. Image © Virág Judit Galéria, Budapest. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/654288652095164228/
Ibis vase. Undated.
Ibis vase. Undated. Hergelth Géza és Tyeklár Ildikó, designers. Image Time&Arts Porcelán © 2017. Fair use license. via http://www.timeandartsporcelan.hu/termek/zsolnay-ibisz-vaza-limitalt-1170762/
Vase. 1890-1900.
Vase. 1890-1900. Image © Inter- Art Holding Kft. 2019. Fair use license. via http://csokantikvitas.hu/zsolnay-vaza/
Vase.
Vase. Stamped Zsolnay Five Church Hungary Brand, Mrs Fülöpp Zsuzsanna Decor. Image 2010-2019 © Pintér Aukciósház Kft. Fair use license. via https://pinteraukcioshaz.hu/zsolnay-vaza
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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

Art Déco ceramics in brilliant hues designed by Charles Catteau who lived from 1880 to 1966. An industrial designer when industrial design meant something prettier than your computer mouse.

Monumental hand painted cache-pot. 1934.
Monumental hand painted cache-pot. 1934. Charles Catteau, designer for Boch Freres Keramis. Image © 2019 ChateauAntiques. Fair use license. via https://modernism.com/items/4155/decorative-objects-ceramics-other/8772-6376-charles-catteau-art-deco-cache-pot-boch
Hand painted vase. 1927.
Hand painted vase. 1927. Embossed with the number 782. Charles Catteau, designer for Boch Frères. Image © 2019 Pamono GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.pamono.co.uk/large-art-deco-vase-by-charles-catteau-for-boch-freres-1927
"Elephants" vase with three elephants and stylized palm trees. Early 20th c.
“Elephants” vase with three elephants and stylized palm trees. Early 20th c. Charles Catteau, designer for Boch Frères. Image © decorobject.com. Fair use license. via https://decorobject.com/decorative-objects/vases/vases-home-decor-charles-catteau-for-boch-freres-art-deco-elephants-vase-early-20th-century-f/
Large wall dish with shimmering multicolored floral decoration."
Large wall dish with shimmering multicolored floral decoration. 20th c. Signed under the base “Keramis Made in Belgium” and numbered “D 2072” with a similar model shown on page 705 of Marc Pairon’s “Charles Catteau, Art Deco Ceramics, Made in Belgium.” Charles Catteau, designer. Image © Millon/millon.com. Fair use license. via http://www.millon.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=6780487&np=&lng=fr&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=

Inkwells with a Jugendstil twist. One you can keep letters in until you get around to sending them.

Inkwell. ca. 1900.
Inkwell. Ca. 1900. Jugendstil. Monogramed “WD.” Silver with glass inserts. Bruckmann & Söhne, Heilbronn, maker. Image © Lempertz Auction House, Germany. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1039-2/554-a-heilbronn-jugendstil-silver-inkwell-with-original-glass-insets-monogrammed-wd-marks-of-br.html
Inkwell. Jugendstil.
Inkwell. Jugendstil. Bronze and ceramic. Abel Landry, designer. Adrien Pierre Dalpayrat, ceramicist. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.de/itm/DALPAYRAT-Jugendstil-Art-Nouveau-Bronze-Keramik-Schreibzeug-Design-Abel-Landry-/382740314045?nma=true&si=U9ul73rJf46DOFZoAvSv7p1jrsA%253D&orig_cvip
Pyramid-shaped inkpot. ca. 1900-1903. Jugendstil.
Pyramid-shaped inkpot. ca. 1900-1903. Jugendstil. Sang-de-boeuf red stoneware mounted in gilded brass. Abel Landry, designer. Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, ceramicist. Image © La Gazette Drouot. Fair use license. via http://catalogue.gazette-drouot.com/ref/lot-ventes-aux-encheres.jsp?id=2360682
Letter holder with inkwell. Jugendstil.
Letter holder with inkwell. Jugendstil. German. Brass. Maker not known. Image © instaghub.com. Fair use license. via https://www.instaghub.com/post/BxVME9bHRN5

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

Spring series public (free) post for Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Five more gorgeous plates from Albert Racinet’s “L’Ornement Polychrome” (1869-1873).

Two more posts from this series and then my summer series begins.

And several images, not just this one. Should you be interested in and can support my work please check out what is available at the various levels and what not. Thanks! Sarah.

"Etrusque." Plate 95.
“Etrusque.” Plate 95. Durin, lithographer. Firmin Didot and Company, Paris, printer. Scanned by rawpixel from an 1888 edition. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustration_from_L%E2%80%99ornement_Polychrome_by_Albert_Racinet_from_rawpixel%E2%80%99s_own_original_1888_publication_00095.jpg

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