Covered pots in porcelain from Meissen. Various intended uses. All very pretty and perfect for your next party.

Covered pot with a strawberry shaped grip and polychrome decoration of fruits and flowers. Louis XV (reigned from 1715 to 1774). Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Porcelain with gilt bronze mounts. Meissen. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/lexigence-dun-collectionneur-sa-vision-du-xviiieme-siecle/a-louis-xv-gilt-bronze-mounted-meissen-porcelain
Cream pot and cover. The pot with three paw feet picked out in puce, the sides reserved with three quatrelobe panels painted in Kakiemon style with indianische Blumen. Scroll handle with further flowers with a gilt-line rim. Cover painted with birds and flowering branches within a brown-edged rim. ca. 1730. Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Blue ground with a overrare Meissen underglaze. Maker’s mark: crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/pottery/18th-century-rare-meissen-underglaze-blue-ground-cream-pot-cover/id-f_12624572/
Purple “Indian” round tureen with a figure holding a cornucopia with fruit on the cover. 1880s-1890s. Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Maker’s mark: crossed swords. mark for Meissen in blue on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/platters-serveware/late-19th-century-meissen-purple-indian-round-tureen-figure-cornacopia/id-f_20064492/?gclid=CjwKCAjw0On8BRAgEiwAincsHNuU7vYZ1Gobu0OuDZvcd-0EZnJ4eIkDZr8rO45DTH4fPo69pCDxZRoCQyEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

More selections from Jugendstil imagery from “Jugend: Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben,” Band 1, Number 1-26 which was published in 1902 in Münich.

Plate 1. Image 13. Richard Schaupp, Munich, illustrator. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0013/image
Image 29. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0029/image
Image 30. Ludwig Hohlwein, Munich, illlustrator. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0030/image

Watercolors of fruit and flowers, done between 1828 and 1833 by Bavarian artist Kaspar Hauser about whom very little is known. Also drew.

Basket of fruit. 1828-1833. Bavarian. Kaspar Hauser, watercolorist. Image source commons.wikimedia.org. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/kaspar-hauser-art
Fruit, flowers and acorns. 1828-1833. Bavarian. Kaspar Hauser, watercolorist. Image source commons.wikimedia.org. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/kaspar-hauser-art
Flowers. 1828-1833. Bavarian. Kaspar Hauser, watercolorist. Image source commons.wikimedia.org. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/kaspar-hauser-art
Fruit. 1828-1833. Bavarian. Kaspar Hauser, watercolorist. Image source commons.wikimedia.org. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/kaspar-hauser-art

Paintings with so much going on you could get tired just looking at them. Bavarian. Albrecht Altdorfer, artist. Living from 1480 to 1538 in Regensburg during the Northern Renaissance, Altdorfer acquired an interest from his father who painted miniatures.

The Battle of Alexander at Issus.” 1529. Bavarian. Oil on panel. Collections of the Alte Pinakothek, Munich. Signed and dated on the bottom left “AA / 1529 / ALBRECHT ALTORFER ZU REGENSPVRG FECIT.” In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albrecht_Altdorfer,_The_Battle_of_Alexander_at_Issus.jpg
“The Battle of Issus.” (Fragment). ca. 1529. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc.  Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/battle-Issus-fragment-Albrecht-Altdorfer/dp/B076JQVR4N

A selection of chapter headings from an very early edition in German of “Märchen aus 1001 Nacht” (One Thousand and One Nights). Illustrated by German artist and illustrator Carl Offterdinger (1829-1889). I can’t find an exact publishing date but mid 19th century and published in Stuttgart with a translation by Loewe of the French.

Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.

Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.

Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.
Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.

And many many thanks to my fellow pinterest member Marlen Osman whose grandmother this book belonged to. Wishing the wonderful Offterdinger illustrations to find a wider audience, she emailed me and then sent me a file with these images and more which I’ll create posts from soon. Sarah.

I’ve never reblogged someone else’s entire post but these strawberry paintings are too wonderful to pick and choose. All of them painted by Joseph Decker who was born in Germany in 1853 but immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of 14 and painted here. Died in 1924. From the blog godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com. One image below, please check out the link for the rest.

Very romantic looking landscapes from a little bit back. German. Eduard Agricola, painter (1800-1872).

Sunset in the Bay of Naples.” 1835. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “Ed. Agricola / 1835” on the bottom left. Sold at Christies in London in 2010. Image source Bruce Rasmussen, Copenhagen. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_-Sunset_in_the_Bay_of_Naples(1835).jpg
View from the island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples.” 1847. Oil on canvas. Image source: Palais Dorotheum, Wien. Signed and dated “Ed. Agricola 1847” on the bottom center. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_-Blick_von_der_Insel_Procida_in_den_Golf_von_Neapel(1847).jpg
View of Castel Gandolfo and Lake Albano,” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed on the bottom right. Image source: Auktionshaus Michael Zeller, London. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_Castel_Gandolfo.jpg

Gold printed brocade relief specimens. Five in all. Created in Augsburg and Nuremberg, Prussia (Germany) in 1720-1820. Various makers. Made from an engraved copperplate, heated and covered with imitation gold leaf. From the website of rare bookseller Michael Laird.

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Specimen two of 12. Image © Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use licenses. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/3075/decorative-papers/book-arts-small-teaching-collection-of-five-5-gold-printed-brocade-relief-paper-specimens

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Specimen four of 12. Image © Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use licenses. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/3075/decorative-papers/book-arts-small-teaching-collection-of-five-5-gold-printed-brocade-relief-paper-specimens

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Specimen five of 12. Image © Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use licenses. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/3075/decorative-papers/book-arts-small-teaching-collection-of-five-5-gold-printed-brocade-relief-paper-specimens

Jugendstil Art Nouveau centerpieces made by German firm WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) that will pretty up any tea table. Silver plate and cut glass. WMF is still around but they make coffee machines for offices now.

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Plated pewter centerpiece with a circular cut glass bowl supported by foliate brackets above a figural maiden and lily stem spreading to a fish and lily pad decorated base. ca. 1890-1910. German. Plated pewter and cut glass. Possibly made by WMF. Image © Tooveys Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/427248/an-art-nouveau-plated-pewter-centrepiece-bowl

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Silver plate centerpiece with floral decoration on acanthus foliate supports, the body with ovolo panel and festoon decoration. Curvilinear handles. Clear glass liner. ca. 1910. Silver plate and glass. Makers marks: Full marks for WMF on the foot. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/planters-cachepots-jardinieres/wmf-art-nouveau-flower-fruit-centrepiece-circa-1910/id-f_12608622/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhIP6BRCMARIsALu9LfnOcFJpVAj48Sgs9yBKKV5lunk-6OdnJrMee7TXRB3YwrcUPprxtbkaAg8qEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Silver plate centerpiece with glass liner. 1904. German. WMF, maker. Image © Dorian Frank. Fair use license. via https://www.dorianfrank.com/product/wmf-art-nouveau-centerpiece-219/

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Silverplate centerpiece with supports in the motif of maidens. Silver plate and finely cut colored crystal glass. ca. 1900. German. WMF, maker. Image © Dorian Frank. Fair use license. via https://www.dorianfrank.com/product/wmf-art-nouveau-centerpiece-2/

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Silver plate centerpiece stand with a four footed curving base decorated with irises leading to a naturalistic column. Scalloped edge bowl with floral decoration. Whiplash handles. Cobalt crystal bowl. ca. 1900. German. Silver plate and cobalt crystal glass. Makers marks: marks for WMF on the underside. Image ©1998-2020 Cherubs Antiques Gallery. Fair use license via https://www.cherubantiquesgallery.com/items/1275848/WMF-Art-Nouveau-Centerpiece-Stand

Hills to climb with German artist Ludwig Richter. Some big rocks, too. Living from 1803 to 1884, Richter was the son of an engraver. Also worked as a designer for Meissen and did etchings. Like everyone else, he took a trip to Italy.

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“Civitella” (Evening). 1827-1828. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ludwig_Richter_-_Civitella_(Evening)_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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“Bridal Procession in a Spring Landscape.” 1847. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ludwig_Richter_-_Bridal_Procession_in_a_Spring_Landscape_-_WGA19454.jpg

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“Genoveva in The Forest Seclusion.” 1839-1841. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://www.amazon.com/Genoveva-Forest-Seclusion-Adrian-Richter/dp/B017HO508S

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“Ariccia” (Morning). 1828. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ludwig_Richter_-_Ariccia_(Morning)_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg