Live life the Gothic Revival way. Various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate.

“Chimney Piece of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/42/mode/1up
“Screen of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 79. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n78/mode/1up
“The Gallery.” Page 84. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n84/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Round Room.” Page 93. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n93/mode/1up

Egyptian Revival with a Wedgwood twist. Very popular. These pieces all being recent but they have been making it off and on for a long time.

Black basalt canopic jar and cover with gilded bands of hieroglyphs and zodiac motifs. 1978. English. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Numbered 26 in a limited edition of 50. Impressed mark. Image © 1999 – 2021 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2698B/lots/393
Black and terracotta jasper Egyptian inkstand, the boat-form tray with a griffin or crocodile head at either end, fitted with a covered sander and pounce pot and a canopic jar inkwell, each with applied hieroglyphs in relief. 2000. English. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Impressed marks. Image  © 2021 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/skinner/modern-wedgwood-black-and-terra-cotta-jasper-egyptian-inkstand-1343159
Rosso Antico (red stoneware) sugar bowl and lid with black basalt decorations in Egyptian motifs with a crocodile finial on the lid. ca. 1805. Made in Staffordshire, England at Wedgwood’s Etruria Works. Ceramic. Image  © Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, New South Wales. Fair use license. via https://collection.maas.museum/object/120135

Teapots made in silver, each one a little different. Designed in Britain by Christopher Dresser who lived from 1834 to 1904.

Spherical teapot in silver plate with an ebonized wood handle on four rod supports. 1880. Victorian. British. Christopher Dresser, designer. James Dixon and Sons, Sheffield, manufacturer. Maker’s marks: marked on the underside and with design registration mark dated November 25, 1880. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-english-european-furniture-ceramics-silver-works-art/rare-victorian-silver-plated-teapot-290/115747
Teapot in silver with an ebony handle. ca. 1879. Victorian. British. Christopher Dresser, designer. Brian Asquith, Derbyshire, England, manufacturer for Alessi S. p. A. Crusinallo, Italy. Exhibition in the Pinakothek der Moderne, München. Image source Chris 73. Cc0 License 3.0. vai https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christopher_Dresser_-Teapot-_1879.jpg
Teapot in electroplated metal with an ebonized wood handle. ca. 1879. British. Christopher Dresser, designer. James Dixon and Sons, Sheffield, England, manufacturer. Maker’s marks: impressed with manufacturer’s mark “CW. DRESSER 2275 F R” Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6250240

Baroque portraits of 17th century ladies, some with children too. English. John Michael Wright, painter. Living from 1617 to 1694, Wright trained in Edinburgh under the Scots painter George Jamesone.

Portrait of Jane Monins (c.1640-99), three-quarter length, in a blue and gold dress. 17th c. English. Oil on canvas. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/the-family-collection-of-the-late-countess-mountbatten-of-burma/portrait-of-jane-monins-c-1640-99-three-quarter
Portrait of Mrs. Salesbury with her grandchildren Edward and Elizabeth Bagot. 1675-1676. English. John Michael Wright. Collections of the Tate Galleries. Cco License. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/john-michael-wright-614
Portrait of Mary Villiers, Duchess of Lennox and Richmond (1622-1685), half-length, in a blue dress, her left hand resting on an Ouroboros, with her children, Esmé (1649-1660) and Mary (1651-1668). Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5630073

Illustrations of various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate. English, Gothic Revival.

“Chimney in the Great Parlour.” Page 25. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n25/mode/1up
“Staircase at Strawberry Hill.” Page 61. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n61/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Yellow Bed Chamber.” Page 42. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n42/mode/1up
“Library at Strawberry Hill.” Page 65. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n65/mode/1up

Colored concepts for designs for Minton Pottery. Selected sketches taken from SD 1705/MS1684. Collections of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Design with an ombre pale blue central leaf. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
“Worthington in bottle.” Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
Steamer. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
Roundel with brown or burnt orange. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/

Getting out and about with British painter Charles Sims (1873-1928). The son of a costume manufacturer, Sims studied art in Britain and then at the Académie Julian in Paris. After losing his son in the first world war, he switched to abstract apocalyptic backdrops. The images in the post are all from before that time when his backgrounds were mostly sunlit and cheery.

“The Wood beyond the World”. 1913.British. Collections of the Tate Galleries. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Sims00.jpg
“The Fountain.” 1907-1908. British. Presented to the Tate Galleries in 1908. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/sims-the-fountain-n02260
“Clio and the Children.” 1913-1915. British. Image source comptonverney.org.uk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Sims05.jpg
“The Little Faun.” Undated. Collections of the Royal Cornwall Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Charles-Sims/306224/The-Little-Faun.html

Egg cruets. Yes, the Victorians had specialized tableware for everything imaginable. But still. . . much prettier than those ceramic bluebird looking things in Walmart.

Four egg cruet. Basket weave with a shaped base that has a beaded rim with coordinating folding handle. Four removable egg cups and four egg spoons. ca. 1890-1910. English, made in London. Silver plate. G. R. Collis and Company. maker. Maker’s marks: fully marked on the underside for G. R. Collis and Company. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sheffield-silverplate/quality-antique-silver-plated-four-egg-cruet-gr-collis-london/id-f_21469492/
.”Cooking Tripod” novelty egg cruet in the form of a lashed cooking tripod, with a silver rope fastening the egg cups in place and a spoon attached to each leg. 1894. Victorian. English, made in Sheffield. Sterling silver. Maker mark’s: Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1894 by John Round and Son, Ltd. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/victorian-novelty-cooking-tripod-sterling-silver-egg-cruet-from-1894/id-f_18886372/?gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql6inqs0WZR86XOiIifLPiTr1H_weT5MUtSh0jwGoT9NJaoog84D5dRoC1pQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=a
Sterling silver egg cruet with silver gilt egg cups that stand on a hexagonal star point frame with floral engraving throughout. The frame having decorative scroll feet and a heart shaped handle. 1845. Gothic Revival. Victorian. Made in London, England. Sterling silver and silver gilt. Joseph Angell and Son, maker. Maker’s marks: hallmarked in London in 1845 for Joseph Angell and Son. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/gothic-revival-antique-sterling-silver-egg-cruet-hallmarked-1845/id-f_16494952/?gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql1d8N1T5AE85QEvVzGt_n5fwREtnt7b0G44G4UPcLvjURR5K1

Sterling silver bowls, all of them on the big end of things. British. Edward Barnard and Sons, maker. Not around anymore but they created the the Lily font that was commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her first born in 1840 that has been used by the royal family ever since.

Lily font. Christening font with a bowl in the form of an expanded flower with a border of water-lilies and leaves; stem formed of leaves, flanked at the base by three seated cherubs playing lyres upon a circular plinth with coats of arms and supporters.1840-1841. English. Silver-gilt. Commissioned by Queen Victoria. Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/31741/the-lily-font
Two-handled bowl with cylindrical ivory handles, the rim with applied notched border. 1937. Art Deco. English. Silver. Retail stamp for Harrods. Sold by Bonham’s on 2018. Image .© Purely Silver 2006 – 2020. Fair use license. via https://purelysilver.info/edward-barnard-sons/
Bowl with decorations applied by a very precise hand. 1873. English. Silver. Provided with a multitude of hallmarks. Image © 2021 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/19139955-silver-bowl-barnard-sons-ltd-london-1873

Fairies in flight. English. Walter Jenks Morgan, artist. Living from 1847 to 1924, he studied at the Birmingham School of Art. A member of the Birmingham Art Circle.

“A Fairy Ring.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/sofi01/11406300036/
“Here I am to Rescue You.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/here-i-am-to-rescue-walter-jenks-morgan.html
“Where Rural Fays and Fairies Dwell.: ca. 1900. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/where-rural-fays-and-fairies-dwell-walter-jenks-morgan.html