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
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North Africa through a relatively recent French haze. Paintings by 20th century artist Lucien Mainssieux.

"Tunis." 20th c.
“Tunis.” 20th c. Oil on canvas. Image © Chef d’oeuvre Inconnu, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=469026
"La jetée à Tipaza." 20th c.
“La jetée à Tipaza.” 20th c. Image © ARTPRECIUM. Fair use license. via https://en.artprecium.com/catalogue/vente_27_tableaux-anciens-et-modernes/lot_28_lucien-mainssieux-1885-1958#.XP5dtIhKhTs
"Marrakech." 20th c.
“Marrakech.” 20th c. Image © Le Chef d’oeuvre Inconnu, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=469030
"La caravane du désert." 20th c.
“La caravane du désert.” 20th c. Image © Musée Mainssieux. Fair use license. via https://en.paysvoironnais.info/visite-guidee-lucien-mainssieux-et-l-orientalisme-voiron.html#.XP5fj4hKhTs

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

Porcelain beautiful enough for the summer villa of Empress Eugénie. French. Designed by Jules-Pierre-Michel Dieterl for Sèvres.

Ewer. 1854.
Ewer. 1854. Hard-paste porcelain and gilt bronze. Designed by Jules Diéterle for Sèvres Porcelain. Exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. CC0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ewer,_designed_by_Jules-Pierre-Michel_Dieterl,_Sèvres_Porcelain_Factory,_1854,_hard-paste_porcelain_and_gilt_bronze_-_Wadsworth_Atheneum_-_
Footed bowl. 1863-1870.
Footed bowl. 1863-1870. Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilding. Copper alloy foot with mercury gilding.Jules Diéterle, designer for Sèvres. Image © Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Fair use license. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/footed-bowl/SAFWA59WlT7ZZw
Monumental pale yellow ground vase.  ca. 1858-1863.
Monumental pale yellow ground vase. ca. 1858-1863. Jules Diéterle, designer for Sèvres. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-monumental-sevres-napoleon-iii-porcelain-pale-yellow-6142902-details.aspx

Pictures by French artist Maurice Denis (1870-1943). Two with angels. One not.

"Le Paradis." 1912.
“Le Paradis.” 1912. Oil on panel. Collection of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Cc0 License 2.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_Paradis-Maurice_Denis-IMG_8177.JPG
"Annunciation." 1907.
“Annunciation.” 1907. Oil on wood. Image © 2019 The Yale University Art Gallery. Artwork in the public domain. via https://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/48173
"Saint Georges aux rochers rouges." 1910.
“Saint Georges aux rochers rouges.” 1910. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P1350245_Angers_musee_BA_Maurice_Denis_St_Georges_rochers_rouges_MBA1150_rwk.jpg

Prints from E. A. Seguy’s pochoir book “Prismes, 40 planches de dessins et coloris nouveaux” which came out in 1930.

Print with red, pink and blue. 1 of 40 prints.
Print with red, pink and blue. 1 of 40 prints. © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/727050
Print with blue and yellow. 1 of 40 prints.
Print with blue and yellow. 1 of 40 prints. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/portfolio-40-prism-designs-ea-seguy/id-f_403207/
Print 5. 1 of 40 prints. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/portfolio-40-prism-designs-ea-seguy/id-f_403207/
Print 5. 1 of 40 prints. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/portfolio-40-prism-designs-ea-seguy/id-f_403207/
Print number 34.
Print number 34. 1 of 40 prints. Image © 2019 Miami University. Fair use license. via https://spec.lib.miamioh.edu/home/e-a-seguy-insects-and-the-art-of-pochoir/prismes-34-2/
Print 16.
Print 16. 1 of 40 prints. Image © 2019 Miami University. Fair use license. via https://spec.lib.miamioh.edu/home/e-a-seguy-insects-and-the-art-of-pochoir/prismes-16/

Why not privately publish your own bedtime reading if it looks like this. J. P. Morgan did. Plates from his 1910 “Catalogue des porcelaines françaises de m. J. Pierpont Morgan.” All Sèvres.

"Grande ecuelle, en porcelain de Vincennes, a fond blanc." Page 66.
“Grande ecuelle, en porcelain de Vincennes, a fond blanc.” Page 66. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/66
Pot pourri vase. Page 90.
Pot pourri vase. Page 90. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/90
Vase. Page 112.
Vase. Page 112. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. Via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/112
Pieces from a service that belonged to
Pieces from a service that belonged to the Comtesse du Barry. Page 114.Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/114
Rectangular plaque. Page 120.
Rectangular plaque. Page 120. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/120