Out and about over the ice. Dutch artist Thomas Heeremans (1641-1694). Heeremans is known for his He is known for his landscapes of winter scenes, amongst other subjects. He was also an art dealer.

A frozen canal beside the walls of a city, with figures skating and in horse-drawn sleighs. 1688. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “THMans 1688 (THM in ligature). Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/old-masters-day-sale-2/a-frozen-canal-beside-the-walls-of-a-city-with



Skaters on the ice outside the gates of a Dutch city. 1689. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Indistinctly signed and dated ‘HMAN…1689‘ on the lower center. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Heeremans_-_Skaters_on_the_ice_outside_the_gates_of_a_Dutch_city.jpg
Winter landscape with the Montelbaanstoren, Amsterdam 1690. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated ‘TM ans 1676‘ (‘TM‘ linked) on the lower left. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Heeremans_and_Abraham_Storck_-_Winter_landscape_with_the_Montelbaanstoren,_Amsterdam.jpg

Ceramic vases by the Dutch firm of Rozenburg den Haag which started up in 1883 and closed in 1917 in the Hague. Art Nouveau/Niewe Kunst.

Polychrome painted earthenware vase with decorative decoration, executed by Rozenburg, The Hague 1898 Polychrome painted earthenware vase with decorative decoration. 1898. Dutch. Image © 2021 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/25263819-rozenburg-den-haag-vase
Glazed earthenware vase with the decoration depicting a drapery in green with curved gold-yellow ribbons and floral elements in between. 1894. Dutch, made in The Hague. Maker’s marks: marked with the letter “L” of the year 1894. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/rozenburg-earthenware-vase-hague-netherlands-1894/id-f_18624792/#skuId=f_18624792S1
Earthenware Glazed earthenware vase in a thistle design, hand-painted in the colors of deep blue, purple, green, lilac, emerald, yellow, and red on a creamy white ground. 1914. Made in The Hague. Maker’s marks: marked in black underglaze on the bottom with the Rozenburg mark. Marked for 1914. Image © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. and Delta 98 den Haag. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/401676583995?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=401676583995&targetid=1264660049173&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9002058&poi=&campaignid=11616960427&mkgroupid=123084560620&rlsatarget=pla-1264660049173&abcId=9300455&merchantid=101733458&gclid=CjwK

Antique silver windmill cups, with sails to spin if you get bored.

Bell-shaped silver windmill cup, the base engraved with three scrolling foliate cartouches, two enclosing sailboats, and the third with Venus holding a ribbon, all above a Dutch rhyme that reads ” Wanneer ‘t Fortuin U Dient Sal U geen Vriend Onbreeken, Maaralst Fortuin Ukeerdt Dan Is U Vriend Geweeken“. The detachable upper section has two parts. The first part being drum-shaped and engraved with slated reeding. The second being in the form of a windmill with a similar engraving, clock dial, and revolving sails, fitted with a pipe and ladder mounted with two millers carrying sacks on their heads while a third emerges from a doorway. 1724-1732. Made in Zierikzee in the Netherlands. Maker not known. The rim of the cup and the pipe both being engraved “From the sale of H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex’s effects, 1843.” Unknown maker’s mark. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/the-marianne-l-dreesmann-van-der-spek-collection/a-dutch-silver-windmill-cup-unknown-makers-mark
Silver windmill cup, the cup engraved with flowers and foliage above flower bandwork, the lower rim of the cup with the engraved letters “L.B.H.B.” and the stem with thee cast fish supporting the realistically-shaped windmill with. on the back, a blowpipe, stairs and a clock whereby the hands are moving when the sails are in motion. You blow into the blowpipe to make the sails spin around. 1611. Made in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Maker’s marks: Maker’s mark beaker in shield. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-1866555
Silver windmill cup, the bowl engraved with foliage strapwork and four applied grotesque masks with drop rings and the stem cast as a windmill. 1639. Made in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Marked near the rim with an unidentified indistinct maker’s mark. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5993495

Dutch men and women going along and living life. Painted by Dutch Golden Age artist Pieter Janssens Elinga. Living from 1623 to 1682, he mostly painted domestic interior scenes.

“Room in a Dutch house”. 1655. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Collections of the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Image source: Jane023. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dutch_Masters_from_the_Hermitage_20180411_23.jpg
Interior with Painter, Woman Reading and Maid Sweeping. 1666.Dutch. Oil. Collections of the  Städel Museum, Frankfurt. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1668_Elinga_Interieur_mit_lesender_Dame_und_kehrender_Magd_anagoria.JPG
Interior scene. 17th c. Dutch. Signed “PJE” as a monogram. Collections of the Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/interior-scene-pieter-janssens-elinga/ewGcX0hqwXL-6w

Still lifes with lobsters, all of them cooked and bright red. Different artists and countries along with different times.

Still life with lobster. 1826-1827. French. Oil on canvas. Eugène Delacroix, painter (1798-1863). Collections of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-Still-Life_with_Lobster-_WGA6170.jpg
Still life with a lobster. 17th c. Dutch. Willem Claesz. Heda, artist (1593/1594-ca. 1680/1682). Image © National Gallery, London. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/willem-claesz-heda-still-life-with-a-lobster
“A lobster with grapes and a peach in a Wan-li ‘kraak’ porselein bowl, a silver-gilt cup and cover, a façon-de-Venise wine glass, a melon, a knife, and a pewter platter with a partly peeled lemon on a partly draped table ledge with a curtain.” 17th c. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Abraham van Beyeren, painter (1620/1621-1690). Signed with the initials “A B F” on the lower right. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4038651

Time travel back to the ancient world through Victorian rose colored glasses. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, painter (1836-1912). Born in the Netherlands and studying art in Belgium he lived and painted in Great Britain after moving there in 1870.

“The Women of Amphissa.” 1887. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Image © Courtesy of Clark Art Institute, Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Article/Sir-Lawrence-Alma-Tadema-s-Chronicling-o/43B3A682345BCCDC?utm_source=MutualArt+Subscribers&utm_campaign=5f7e0e1952-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_Magazine_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0a9ce6ca24-5f7e0e1952-447839371
The Roses of Heliogabalus“. 1888. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Belvedere Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.artsy.net/artwork/sir-lawrence-alma-tadema-the-roses-of-heliogabalus
“Spring.” 1894. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Getty Institute. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Alma_Tadema_Spring.jpg

Antique cow creamers in various materials, one with its own calf and another with its own fly.

Creamer realistically modeled in the form of a cow. Plain body embellished with details reproducing the fine details of the cow’s facial and anatomical features, including a hinged cover surmounted with an impressive cast and applied finial realistically modeled as a fly. Loop handle modeled as a cow’s tail. 1898. Victorian. English, made in London. Cast silver. Maurice Freeman, maker. Maker’s marks: full hallmarks struck to the underside and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/1898-antique-victorian-sterling-silver-cow-creamer/id-f_19027152/
Whieldon-type cow and calf creamer with cover. Rectangular scalloped shaped base with a floral knob. 1760s. British. Ceramic. Label for Boswell and Ward, London on the underside. Image © polkadotantiques.com. Fair use license. via http://www.polkadotantiques.com/cow-creamers-1

 Cow creamer with simple figuring and a naive expressive face. The flap with a bee on the cow’s back lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow’s mouth. ca. 1920. Continental, probably made in the Netherlands. Silver. Maker’s marks: marked on the body underneath the flap with continental maker’s marks. Image © Wax Antiques, London. Fair use license. via https://www.waxantiques.com/antique-continental-silver-cow-creamer.html
Cow creamer, ceramic with a floral pattern and horns which are pointing upwards and out. ca. 1900. Possibly European. No marks. Image © Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto. Fair use license. via https://www.cynthiafindlay.com/decor-and-dining/collectibles/cow-creamers/antique-cow-creamer.html

Animals in art, painted by Roelant (Roelandt) Savery who was Flemish born but is considered part of the Dutch Golden Age of painting. Living from 1576 to 1639, he was court painter to Rudolph II in Prague for a time.

“Landscape with swans near a waterfall.” Undated. Oil on panel. Signed “ROELANDT SAVERY FE” on the rock on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/master-paintings-part-ii/landscape-with-swans-near-a-waterfall
Landscape with birds. 1628. Oil on panel. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roelant_Savery_-Landscape_with_Birds-_WGA20885.jpg
Landscape with wild animals. 1600-1639. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Rockox House, Antwerp. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roelant_Savery_-Landscape_with_Wild_Animals-_WGA20886.jpg

Golden Age portraits of Dutch children. Dirck Dircksz van Santvoort, painter. Living from 1609 to 1680, he lived and worked in Amsterdam.

Portrait of a girl, full-length, in a black dress, holding a glove and some buttercups, with a dog. 1632. Oil on panel. Dutch. Inscribed and dated ‘Ætatis. Sua .6· / Anno · 1632 ·’ on the upper right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2021. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/old-master-paintings-sculpture-online/dirck-dircksz-van-santvoort-amsterdam-c-1610-1680-156/110566 and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dirck_dircksz_van_santvoort_portrait_of_a_girl_full-length_in_a_black_121556).jpg
Boy in white. ca. 1641. Dutch. Oil on panel. Private Collection. Image source pubhist.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dirck_Dircksz_Santvoort_-Boy_in_White-_c._1641.jpg
Portrait of Elizabeth Spiegel. 1639. Dutch. Oil on panel. Collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dirck_Dircksz.SantvoortPortrait_of_Elizabeth_Spiegel1975.81-_Cleveland_Museum_of_Art.tiff

Domestic scenes painted by Charles Joseph Grips (1825-1920). All of these women being textile workers, a favorite subject, it seems. Born in the Netherlands, he spent much of his career painting in Belgium.

“A Woman at a Loom.” 1879. Oil on canvas. Signed  “C J Grips. F 1879” on the bottom left. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Joseph_Grips_-_A_Woman_at_a_Loom,_1879.jpg
“Interior Scene with Lacemaker.” 1862. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “C J Grips 1862” on the lower left. Image © 2020 Grogan & Company, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.groganco.com/auction-lot/charles-joseph-grips-belgian-1825-1920-interior-s_3C340A08AC
“The Spinner’s Favorite.” 1866. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “C J Grips f.1866” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/charles-joseph-grips-belgian-1825-1920-the-5647147-details.aspx