Visions of an Arctic that looks a little different now taken from Bernard O’Reilly’s work “Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-west Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis’s strait, during the summer of 1817” with the illustrations made from drawings by the author. Published in 1818 in London. In the collections of the State Library of Alaska and the Library of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Views of Greenland after passing Cape Farewell: Views of Land near Joris Bay (upper image); Land near Baal’s River (center image); Reep Kolle? (not legible, lower image). Page 42. Plate I. Engraving after a drawing by Bernard O’Reilly. Collections of the State Library of Alaska. In the public domain due to age. via https://library.alaska.gov/hist/hist_docs/docs/asl_G650_1817_06.pdf
Disko at Fortune Bay with Cirrus Radiation. Plate 3, Page 63. Collections of and digitalized by the Library of the Marine Biological Library and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/greenlandadjacen00orei/page/n63/mode/1up
Disko near Lievely with Parhelion. Plate IV, Page 67. Collections of and digitalized by the Library of the Marine Biological Library and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In the public domain due to age https://archive.org/details/greenlandadjacen00orei/page/n67/mode/1up

Plates from Percy MacQuoid’s 1907 work “History of English Furniture: Age of Satinwood.” Published in Edinburgh by T. and A. Constable, printers to His Majesty (Edward VII).

Red lacquer cabinet: Property of H. Percy Dean, Esquire.Plate I, page 20. 1907. Shirley Slocombe, artist. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n20/mode/1up
Gilt mirror on Chinese wall-paper: Property of the Duke of Beaufort. Figure 10, Page 27. 1907. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n27/mode/1up
Inlaid commode: Property of Lady Russell. Plate II, page 50. 1907. Shirley Slocombe, artist. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n50/mode/1up
Mahogany escritoire: Property of Messrs. Morant. Plate III, page 65. 1907. Shirley Slocombe, artist. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n65/mode/1up
Satin and mahogany sideboard; Property of Percy MacQuoid, Esquire. Plate IV. Page 98. 1907. Shirley Slocombe, artist. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n98/mode/1up
Gilt side table with inlaid top: Property of the Earl of Harewood. Figure 28,. Page 110. . 1907. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n110/mode/1up
Gilt table with marble top: Property of W. Ingham Whitaker, Esquire. Plate V. Page 116. 1907. Shirley Slocombe, artist. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n116/mode/1up
Inlaid folding card table: Property of Lord Zouche of Haryngworth. Plate VI. Page 126. 1907. Shirley Slocombe, artist. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n126/mode/1up
Painted chair: Property of the Honorable Mrs. Whitaker (right); Satinwood chair with caned seat: Property of Miss Scholfield. Plate VII. Page 152. 1907. Shirley Slocombe, artist. The Society of the Four Arts and other collections. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n151/mode/1up

Various castles modeled up in Staffordshire ceramic. No tiny knights or damsels in distress included.

Large Staffordshire pearlware model of a castle with a central square tower enclosed within crenellated walls and accessed through heavily studded doors set within rusticated openings. Two round towers to either side and the walls with incised stonework washed in brown. Possibly meant to hold flowers. ca. 1800. British. Staffordshire. Ceramic. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26834/lot/314/?category=list&length=482&page=1
PStaffordshire pearlware spill vase composed of seven cylindrical castellated towers, the central one with lancet window and clock, on a red tiled base. ca. 1810. British. Ceramic. Staffordshire Image © 2018 Reeman Dansie. Fair use license. via https://www.reemandansie.com/auction/lot/51-staffordshire-castle-spill-vase/?lot=78811&sd=1
Staffordshire pastille burner modeled as Balmoral Castle in Scotland with multiple turrets and towers on a scroll molded white base with title plaque, walkway through the front garden to the red entry door, and green garlands with red flowers adorning the rooftops and turrets, Antique. British. Staffordshire. Ceramic. Provenance: Bonhams and Butterfields, December, 2005. Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2585174/antique-english-staffordshire-figurine

Royal Worcester spill vases.

Porcelain triple bamboo spill vase with a tall cylindrical vase flanked by two smaller vases and a central owl. Parcel gilt detail. ca. 1880. English. Made by Royal Worcester and retailed by J. E. Caldwell and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Maker’s marks to the underside. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/_english-porcelain-triple-bamboo-spill-vase-ec77?cmp=email_BN_NewArrivals_trigger&utm_campaign=BN_NewArrivals_Trigger&utm_content=email_bn_newarrivals&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zaius
Porcelain Aesthetic basket weave amphora spill vase. 1889. English. Royal Worcester. Maker’s marks on the base. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/royal-worcester-aesthetic-basketweave-amphora-spill-vase-1883/id-f_25468672/?utm_content=condensed&allowUniversalLink=no&gclid=CjwKCAiAm7OMBhAQEiwArvGi3Cd0qiw1mCqFnh-W9UqNhuaO9fbDfkHHru7g4iu333vddCQT3UCXqxoC1NcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Tree stump spill vase in porcelain. 1912. English. Royal Worcester, maker. Marked on the underside in puce with date mark for 1912. Image Treasure Trove Worcester © 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.treasuretroveworcester.com/royal-worcester-blush-gilded-snake-coiled-around-tree-stump-spill-vase-in-stock
Porcelain cylindrical spill vase decorated with hand painted fruit on a pierced scrolling foot. English. Signed “Bowen” with a black back stamp. Royal Worcester, maker. Image  © 2020 Sworders. Fair use license. via https://www.sworder.co.uk/auction/lot/168-a-royal-worcester-porcelain-cylindrical-spill-vase/?lot=171217&sd=1

People out and about and going hunting or watching someone go hunting. English. Thomas Blinks, artist. Living from 1853 to 1912, he is best known for his hunting, racing and canine scenes.

“Jachttafereel.” ca. 1890. English. Signed on the lower right. Image source: invaluable.com. Artwork itself in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Blinks,_Jachttafereel.JPG
“Walter Winans on the Running Deer Range, Wimbledon Common.” 1888. English. Oil on canvas. Signed “Thos. Blinks” and dated ’88 on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/19th-century-european-art-n09417/lot.103.html
“The Sanctuary.” Undated, before 1912. English. Oil on canvas. Signed “T. BLINKS” on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/19th-century-european-art/thomas-blinks-the-sanctuary

Novelty vinaigrettes in silver and silver gilt. All of these being Victorian. A big market as every lady wore a corset and needed one of these in her pocket in case she felt giddy.

Silver novelty vinaigrette lobed in the form of a melon, the gilt interior with a pierced and engraved foliate grille. 1886. Victorian. English. Made in Birmingham, England by George Unite and Sons. Image © COPYRIGHT 2021 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/8000/drewea1-10262/lot-details/fdde6315-3656-4b07-ab9f-adcc0121c6ae
Policeman’s bullseye lantern novelty vinaigrette in silver, the lantern with a fluted domed top and attached suspension ring, the front hinged cover mounted with a revolving ball set with white, red, and green glass and opening to reveal an incurving leaf pierced silver gilt grille. Hinged base and silver gilt interior with the reverse engraved with contemporary initials. Victorian. English, made in London by Henry William Dee. Image © BADA and Steppes Hill Farm Antiques Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.bada.org/object/victorian-novelty-silver-policemans-bullseye-lantern-vinaigrette-0




Silver gilt and hardstone mounted novelty scarab vinaigrette. The jasper body with engraved detail, the silver-gilt head with garnet eyes and the base opening to reveal a finely pierced grille with ho-ho birds amongst scrolls. Victorian. Unmarked. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17934/lot/275/

Athens, Greece as it used to be. In the eighteenth century, that is. Imagery from James Stuart and Nicholas Revett’s “Antiquities of Athens”. Coming out in three volumes in 1762, 1787 and 1794 it was printed in London by John Haberkorn.

“Parthenon, Athens: transverse section of the portico.” 1787, British. Etching with engraving after a drawing by Nicholas Revett. From Volume II of “The Antiquities of Athens.” Archival ID#05/570.  © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/parthenon-athens-transverse-section-of-the-portico
“View of the Eastern front of the Parthenon.” 1787. British. Plate I. Etching with engraving after a drawing by James Stuart. From Volume II of “The Antiquities of Athens.” Archival ID#05/568.  © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/view-of-the-eastern-front-of-the-parthenon
“View of the Erechtheion, Athens, October 1787.” 1787. British. Plate I. Etching with engraving after a drawing by James Stuart. From Volume II of “The Antiquities of Athens.” Archival ID#05/571.  © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/view-of-the-erechtheion-athens-1

Novelty mustard pots in silver. Various times but 19th and 20th century. All of these having been made in London, England.

Novelty mustard pot in silver modeled as Mr. Punch sitting cross-legged with pipe and goblet, his crown shaped hat forming the hinged cover which is fitted with the original feather handled spoon. Gilt metal liner. 1870. Victorian. Made in London. England by Robert Hennell. Maker’s marks: stamped registration lozenge to the underside. Image © Copyright Toovey’s 2017-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/459384/a-rare-victorian-silver-novelty-mr-punch-mustard-pot
Silver mustard pot modeled as a Georgian domed lidded beer tankard with s stepped, reeded foot and rim, double scrolled handle and pierced detail thumb. Has the original blue glass liner. 1933. Made in London, England. Richard Comyns of William Comyns and Sons, maker. Maker’s marks: Hallmarked for London, 1933. Image © Antiques Atlas, 2021 and the Fancy Fox. Fair use license. via https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/1930s_novelty_silver_beer_tankard_mustard_pot_/as788a564
Sterling silver penguin figural novelty mustard pot with glass eyes, a gold wash vermeil interior, and an accompanying fish handled spoon. 1961. Made in London, England by William Comyns and Sons. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Merrill’s Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/wm-comyns-sterling-figural-penguin-mustard-pot-61-c-af74604b51#

A set of four prints from around 1855 depicting the ascent of Mont-Blanc up in the Alps with at least one mountaineer about to slip into the abyss. Made by George Baxter and based on the sketches of John MacGregor a brave mountaineer who reached the summit. Collections of Harvard University. via the publicdomainreview.org.

“The Glacier du Tacconay.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent
“Leaving the Grands Mulets.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent
“The Mur de la Cote.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent
“The Summit.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent

Do up the sofa cushions so they match the wallpaper. Ideas taken from Christopher Dresser’s 1876 work “Studies in Design” which was published in London. A. Goater, lithographer.

“Ornament somewhat Indian in style; to stand on top of a dado-rail, falling upon a dark maroon wall.” Plate X. Image VIX 1876. British. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/VIX/mode/2up
“Two plates for dadoes, or the walls of small lobbies.” Plate XII, Image XII. 1876. British. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/XII/mode/2up
:”Ornament in the Arabian style, intended to be painted in the centre of a ceiling.” Plate XIII. Image XIII. ” 1876. British. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/XIII/mode/2up