Landscapes with mountains painted by German artist Carl Ludwig Hackert who also lived in Switzerland and made at least one trip to Italy. (1740-1796).

“An Italian palace, possibly The Reggia of Portici, Naples.” 18th c. German. Gouache within black ink framing lines. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/old-master-drawings/an-italian-palace-possibly-the-reggia-of-portici
“A view of Mont Blanc and Geneva.” 1796. German. Gouache on paper. Signed, inscribed and dated “Vue du Mont Blanc et Genève peint par Carl Hackert 1796” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5605563
“Vue de la Source de L’Arveron.” View of the Arve rising from a glacier, with men sitting on stones in the river. ca 1780. German. Hand colored etching. Inscription: Lettered with the title and signed “Carl Hackert f.” in the margin. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. Fair use license. via https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1958-0712-1351

Getting a little fresh air with Friedrich Eduard Meyerheim. Born in Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), Meyerheim lived from 1808 to 1879. Influenced by the Düsseldorf school.

Heimkehr vom Feld.” 1849. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image source: Hindman, Chicago and Hampel Auctions. Signed and dated on the lower left “F E Meyerheim. 1849.” In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_Eduard_Meyerheim_Heimkehr_vom_Feld_1849.jpg
“Girl From The Harz Mountains With Child.” Undated. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/friedrich-eduard-meyerheim-1808-1879-german/
Die Bleiche.” 1845. Signed and dated on the lower left. Oil on canvas. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_Eduard_Meyerheim_-_Die_Bleiche,_1845.jpg

Dinner dishes each with a different animal motif. Meissen. The style being closely related to the Hanbury-Williams service which was produced in the Meissen factory between 1748 and 1750 and gifted by Augustus III to Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams, British Envoy to the Saxon Court. Later it belonged to the Duke of Northumberland. Some of these from the Hanbury-Williams service itself.

Plate from the Hanbury Williams/Duke of Northumberland service, painted with a seated wolf in a landscape vignette, enclosed by a flower wreath tied at the base by a yellow ribbon with a beetle and an insect overhead. Gilt-edged wavy rim with three flower specimens. ca. 1748-1750. Made in Saxony. Decorated porcelain. Meissen, maker. Maker’s marks: crossed swords in underglaze-blue, mark for Meissen. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17977/lot/89/
Stand which was probably meant to sit under a small tureen, decorated with a camelid, possibly a llama, in a style very closely related to the so-called ‘Hanbury-Williams’, or Duke of Northumberland, service. Mid 18th c. Made in Saxony. Decorated porcelain. Meissen, maker. Image © National Gallery of Victoria. Fair use license. via https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/essay/meissen-porcelain-factory-pair-of-stands/
Stand which was probably meant to sit under a small tureen, decorated with a mountain goat eating foliage, in a style very closely related to the so-called ‘Hanbury-Williams’, or Duke of Northumberland, service. Mid 18th c. Made in Saxony. Decorated porcelain. Meissen, maker. Image © National Gallery of Victoria. Fair use license. via https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/essay/meissen-porcelain-factory-pair-of-stands/

Toothpick cases in gold and enamel to carry your toothpicks in when you go out to dinner. So much nicer than picking your teeth with a knife. All of these from the 18th century, more or less.

Rectangular toothpick case with cut corners, the lid painted en-plein with a staghunt, probably by Jean-Louis Richter. Taille d’épargne lozenge border set with rose diamonds and the sides and base enameled in translucent blue over striped engine-turning. Red leather case. ca. 1800. Made in Geneva, Switzerland. Gold, jewels and enamel. Maker’s marks: unmarked apart from French hibou control. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/arts-of-europe-l13301/lot.165.lotnum.html
Toothpick case in an unusual shape with a lid painted en-plein with a view of a river and the bottom and borders enameled in opaque black and pale blue. ca. 1800. Probably made in Hanau, Germany. Gold and enamel. Maker’s marks: “GW” between two cartwheels. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/important-mobilier-sculptures-objets-art-pf1311/lot.27.html

Toothpick case with a rectangular narrow box with rounded ends. Cover, sides, and base set with panels of translucent lime-green enamel on an engine turned ground stamped at intervals with pellets, within white enamel bead and chevron borders. The interior of the cover set with a mirror, 1780-1781.Louis XVI. Made in Paris, France. Gold and enamel. The flange engraved “Du Petit Dunkerke.” Joseph Etienne Blerzy maker (fl. 1768-1808). Maker’s marks: charge and discharge marks of Henri Clavel for 1780-1782. Struck with inventory number 974. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-louis-xvi-enamelled-gold-toothpick-case-by-6172570-details.aspx

Art Déco women frozen for life and never getting to stand up. Figurines for your coffee table done by Ferdinand Preiss of Germany who lived from 1882 to 1943.

“Dreams.” Figure in ivory of a kneeling beauty in a thoughtful, contemplative mood, the surface having excellent hand-carved details. Raised on a green onyx and black marble pyramid base. 1925. Art Déco. German. Ivory, onyx and marble. Maker’s marks: Signed “F Preiss on the back. Image © 2020, Hickmet Fine Arts. Fair use license. via https://hickmet.com/collections/art-deco/products/ferdinand-preiss-dreams-1?mc_cid=1388bf4aac&mc_eid=b7f6cf8664
“Girl on Wall.” Gilt and patinated bronze figure of a girl sitting on an alabaster base. ca. 1925. Art Déco. German. Gilt and patinated bronze and alabaster. Maker’s marks: Foundry mark for Preiss and Kassler. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16799/lot/183/
Figurine of a woman modeled in ivory with a fawn modeled in patinated bronze sitting on an onyx and black glass base. Undated. Art Déco. German. Ivory, patinated bronze, onyx and black glass. Maker’s marks: Engraved “F. Preiss.” Image © 2020 Auction house Lempertz. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1056-2/1237-a-berlin-cryselephantine-figure-of-a-woman-with-a-fawn.html

Down by the water somewhere in the Caucasus mountains. Paul von Franken, artist (1818-1884). German but he painted many Caucasus scenes. So popular was his work in Russia that he often signed his paintings in Cyrillic.

“A Hunting Party in the Caucasus.” 1872. Oil on canvas. Signed in Cyrillic and dated 1872 on the lower left. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/russian-pictures-2/a-hunting-party-in-the-caucasus
Caucasian landscape. 1873. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image source: Dorotheum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_von_Franken_-_Caucasian_landscape.jpg
Figures on the Shore of the Black Sea.” 1852. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated on the lower right. Image source MacDougall’s Fine Art Auctions. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_von_Franken_-_Figures_on_the_Shore_of_the_Black_Sea.jpg

Paintings of Salerno which is near Naples in Italy. Various dates but mostly from the time when every aspiring artist lived in Rome at least for a little while, generally with lots of what we would call studio shares so they could afford it.

“Bay of Salerno.” 1858. German. Albert Bierstadt, artist (1830-1902). Image © Art.com. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art.com/gallery/id–a1488-b175692/albert-bierstadt-beach-landscapes-posters.htm
“A View of the Bay of Salerno from Behind.” 19th c. German. Oil on canvas. August Riedel, artist (1799-1883). Image © 2002 Matthiesen Fine Art Ltd. Fair use license. via https://matthiesengallery.com/work_of_art/a-view-of-the-bay-of-salerno-from-behind
“Bay of Salerno or Southern Landscape.” 1881. French. Oil on canvas. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, artist (1841-1919). Collections of the Musée d’art moderne André Malraux, le Havre. Image . © MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn. Fair use license. via http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/en/collections/artworks-in-context/impressionism/renoir-bay-salerno-or-southern-landscape
“Ruins of Paestum near Salerno: The Three Temples.” 1782. British. Watercolor, pencil and pen and ink on paper. John Robert Cozens (1752–1799), artist. Collections of the Gallery Oldham. Cc0 license CC BY-NC-ND. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/ruins-of-paestum-near-salerno-the-three-temples-232980

More drawings of marginalia for the prayer book of Maximilian I. Done in 1515 by Albrecht (Albert) Dürer, who lived in Nuremberg in what is now Germany. Copied from lithographic copies of the originals made by J. N. Strixner and published by R. Ackermann in 1817.

Page 48 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/48/mode/2up
Page 48 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/48/mode/2up
Page 50 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/50/mode/2up
Page 50 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/50/mode/2up

Bird tureens in porcelain from Meissen. If you stare at them long enough maybe they will start to chirp. German.

Porcelain partridge form tureen and cover mounted on a rococo gilt bronze base, the bird seated on its nest in front of a spray of bulrushes. Early 19th c. German. Porcelain and gilt bronze. Meissen, maker. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/true-connoisseurship-the-collection-of-ezra-cecile-zilkha/a-meissen-porcelain-partridge-form-turren-and

Partridge tureen and cover modeled as a partridge seated on a basket weave nest. Quail box and cover modeled as a quail perched on a grassy mound. The pheasant perched astride a high mound with three speckled chicks at her feet. Mid 18th c. German. Meissen, maker. Maker’s marks: each with blue crossed swords marks for Meissen. The tureen with an indistinct impressed “D”. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-meissen-partridge-tureen-and-cover-a-5722294-details.aspx
Partridge tureen. ca. 1748. German. Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding. Meissen, maker. Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cc0 License 0. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/22409/partridge-tureen

Still lifes with fruit, just one piece of fruit. Born in Mainz in the Rhineland-Palatinate district. Justus Juncker, painter (1703-1767).

“Stilleven met peer en insecten.” 1765. Collections of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Justus_Juncker_-Stilleven_met_peer_en_insecten1615-_St%C3%A4del_Museum.jpg
“Stilleven met appel en insekten.” 1765. Collections of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Justus_Juncker_-Stilleven_met_appel_en_insekten1614-_St%C3%A4del_Museum.jpg