Sèvres porcelain. Collection of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Two handled vase. 1782.
Two handled vase. 1782. French. Soft-paste porcelain with gilt-bronze mounts. Charles de Wailly, designer. Nicolas Schradre and Jean-Claude Duplessis le Père, gilders. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/33480/two-handled-vase-3/
Fuchsia vase. ca. 1907.
Fuchsia vase. ca. 1907. Soft-paste porcelain with translucent enamel and gold. André-Fernand Thesmar artist. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/27203
Vase. 1767.
Vase. 1767. Decorated with the “bleu nouveau” ground color, overlaid with an unusual gilt pattern. Soft-paste porcelain. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/21601/oviform-vase-vase–oreilles-nouveau/
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Hand fans to cool off with. So much prettier than air conditioning. French and all by Eventail Duvelleroy, Paris. An old firm that got a recent reboot. All these fans made afterward.

Apricot petal fan. Contemporary.
Apricot petal fan. Contemporary. Metallic apricot silk leaf with organza petals that open and close. Image © 2019 La Perfection Louis. Fair use license. via https://www.laperfectionlouis.com/products/luxury-hand-fan-apricot-petals
Fan with cream blue and gold tiles design and wooden sticks. Undated.
Fan with cream blue and gold tiles design and wooden sticks. Undated.© 2019 The Fan Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/shop/duvelleroy-tiles-gold-fan
Parrot fan. ca. 2015.
Parrot fan. ca. 2015. Created by Coralie Marabelle, it won a public award at the Hyères festival in 2015. Image © 2019 The Fan Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/shop/duvelleroy-parrot-fan

French Renaissance Revival jewels to sparkle up your Easter dress. Alphonse Fouquet, designer. Living from 1828 to 1911, he was the father of Georges Fouquet. From the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Bracelet Diane. 1883.
Bracelet Diane. 1883. Gold in multiple tones, rose-cut diamond and enamel. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bracelet-diane
Sphinx chatelaine. 1878.
Sphinx chatelaine. 1878. Melted, spun and engraved gold. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/chatelaine-sphinge
Watch with fighting chimeras. 1880.
Watch with fighting chimeras. 1880. Gold and glass. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/montre-combat-d-animaux-chimeriques

Green for the conservatory and red for the hall. But why stop there when you could do your entire house. Plates from a Minton Tile/Minton Hollis and Company sales catalog. 1907.

Designs for ceramic mosaic pavements suitable for entrances, halls, vestibules, etc. Page 74. Plate 83.
Designs for ceramic mosaic pavements suitable for entrances, halls, vestibules, etc. Page 74. Plate 83. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n73
Design of wall tiling with antique enamels, with hand-raised decoration. Suitable for public buildings, banks, hotels, restaurants, offices, etc. Page 48. Plate 76.
Design of wall tiling with antique enamels, with hand-raised decoration. Suitable for public buildings, banks, hotels, restaurants, offices, etc. Page 48. Plate 76. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n47
Hand-raised outline friezes. Suitable for hearths, grate cheeks, furniture and wall tiling. Page 60. Plate 82.
Hand-raised outline friezes. Suitable for hearths, grate cheeks, furniture and wall tiling. Page 60. Plate 82. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Cc0 License 1.0. via Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n59
Ecclesiastical tiling. Page 68. Plate 86.
Ecclesiastical tiling. Page 68. Plate 86. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n67

Porcelain to dream of of a Edwardian sort. Plates from “Catalogue des porcelaines françaises de m. J. Pierpont Morgan”. Privately published in Paris in 1910. J. P.’s bedtime reading, no doubt.

"Vase Duplessis, fond vert, en porcelain de Vincennes." 1745-1753.
“Vase Duplessis, fond vert, en porcelain de Vincennes.” 1745-1753. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/n116
"Figurine en porcelaine blanche émaillée de Vincennes."
“Figurine en porcelaine blanche émaillée de Vincennes.” 1747. French. Fournier, maker. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/n76

"Tasse and soucoupe, fond vert rubanne de carmin, en porcelain de Sèvres." 1758.

"Deux petit caisses, fond vert, en porcelaine de Vincennes." 1753.
“Deux petit caisses, fond vert, en porcelaine de Vincennes.” 1753. Sevres, maker. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/n104

Beautiful vases from British firm Moorcroft Pottery that would grace anyone’s tea table.

"Pomegranate" vase. ca. 1935.
“Pomegranate” vase. ca. 1935. Image © 1999 – 2019 Skinner, Inc. Fair use license. via https://skinnerlive.auctionserver.net/view-auctions/catalog/id/471/lot/205038/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F471%3Fpage%3D1%26i
"Big Poppy" vase. Dates to the Walter Moorcroft era.
“Big Poppy” vase. Dates to the Walter Moorcroft era. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/moorcroft-pottery-big-poppy-vase/id-f_4085853/
"Queen's Choice" vase.
“Queen’s Choice” vase. Emma Bossons, designer. Image © 2019 Anna Davies. Fair use license. via https://www.annadavies.co.uk/moorcroft-pottery-queens-choice-vase-9144/p8834
"Flambé Carp" vase.
“Flambé Carp” vase. Image © Bonhams, London. Fair use license via https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/guides/collecting-guides/moorcroft/

Epergnes guaranteed to pretty up your next dinner party. One shown with food but you can imagine it up with the others. Georgian silver. All created by London master silverworker Thomas Pitts.

Epergne. 1761.
Epergne. 1761. Silver. English. Thomas Pitt I, silversmith (active 1744-1793). Image © 2019 Nelson Atkins. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art , Kansas City. Fair use license. via https://art.nelson-atkins.org/objects/15178
Chinoiserie epergne. 1759.
Chinoiserie epergne. 1759. Silver. English. Thomas Pitt, maker (active 1737-1793). Image © Leeds Art Fund, Leeds. Fair use license. via https://leedsartfund.org/collection/templenewsamhouse
Nine basket epergne. 1762.
Nine basket epergne. 1762. George III silver. Thomas Pitts, silversmith. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/important-european-furniture-n08884/lot.128.lotnum.html