A set of four posters celebrating the four seasons in Italy. Created in 1950 to 1951 by graphic designers Manno Previtali and Alfredo Lalia about whom very little is known and printed in Italy by E.N.I.T. Luigi Salamone, lithographer. From an old Swann Auctions catalog.

“Winter in Italy.” 1950-1951. Italian. Travel poster. Luigi Salamone, lithographer. Image ©  Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/MANNO-PREVITALI–DATES-UNKNOWN—ALFREDO-LALIA–1907—–SEA?saleno=2558&lotNo=258&refNo=777205
“Autumn in Italy.” 1950-1951. Italian. Travel poster. Luigi Salamone, lithographer. Image ©  Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/MANNO-PREVITALI–DATES-UNKNOWN—ALFREDO-LALIA–1907—–SEA?saleno=2558&lotNo=258&refNo=777205
“Summer in Italy.” 1950-1951. Italian. Travel poster. Luigi Salamone, lithographer. Image ©  Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/MANNO-PREVITALI–DATES-UNKNOWN—ALFREDO-LALIA–1907—–SEA?saleno=2558&lotNo=258&refNo=777205
“Spring in Italy.” 1950-1951. Italian. Travel poster. Luigi Salamone, lithographer. Image ©  Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/MANNO-PREVITALI–DATES-UNKNOWN—ALFREDO-LALIA–1907—–SEA?saleno=2558&lotNo=258&refNo=777205

Jardiniere with putti . .. a bit of fun and frolic for your plants.

Flambe glazed ceramic jardinière with gilt bronze mounts. French. Maker’s marks for Luneville which been in business since 1711. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/98408403_beautiful-19th-century-french-jardiniere
Parian bisque jardinière modeled as a basket with with relief figures of putti, Oval base strewn with rose flowers. Antique. 19th c. Maker not known. Incised #4 mark under the base. Image © 2021 French Garden House. Fair use license. via https://frenchgardenhouse.com/item_6207/Estate-19th-Century-Parian-Bisque-Cherub-Jardiniere-Putti-Basket.htm
Jardinière with an openwork troughed body carried by four putti figures with three-dimensional rose branches. and the handles with lateral laurel wreaths with bows. Porcelain with polychrome painting and a gold rim. ca. 1907-1927. German. C. G. Schierholz and Son, maker. Maker’s marks: manufacturers mark “Thuringia. Plaue. C. G. Schierholz & Son.” Image © Very Important Lot. Fair use license. via https://veryimportantlot.com/en/lot/view/jardiniere-mit-putten-394695
Decorative vintage brass baroque jardiniere with putti – Italy – ca.1970 Brass or bronze jardinière with putti. ca. 1970. Baroque in style.; Italian. Image © 2021 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/8606717-decorative-vintage-brass-or-bronze-baroque-jardiniere-with-putti-italy-ca-1970

Hand colored etchings from Marco Carloni’s 1776 work “Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture.” All of these drawn by Francesco Smugliewicz and Vincenzo Brenna, and engraved by Marco Carloni. There are a couple of volumes with the etchings in black and white. These were hand colored later, for a large folio edition. Various sources.

Hand colored etching showing a man and two dancers. from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1780. Inventory ID #21755. Collections of and Image © the Albertina Museum, Vienna. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungenonline.albertina.at/?query=search=/record/objectnumbersearch=%5B21755%5D&showtype=record#/query/a953e64e-84a5-4752-aac5-4ca523ddea4b

Bezel illustration panel with three women from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1780. Inventory ID #21760. Collections of and Image © the Albertina Museum, Vienna. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungenonline.albertina.at/?query=search=/record/objectnumbersearch=%5B21760%5D&showtype=record#/query/7460b920-2605-4b28-a4f2-856f3db5660b
Baths of Titus (Domus Aurea) from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1776. Italian. Copper engraving with watercolor and tempera. Image © Galleria Trincia – Stampe Antiche – Roma, Fair use license. via http://www.pierotrincia.it/it/3067/pitture-murali-delle-terme-di-tito—marco-carloni.html
Plate nine from “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e Loro Interne Pitture.” 1776-1778. Italian. Hand colored etching. Collections of the British Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://enfilade18thc.com/2021/03/12/print-quarterly-march-2021/

Silver by Emanuele Caber of Milan. ca. 1820-1850, all with animals incorporated in the design.

Pair of silver candlesticks decorated with monkeys. Circular base with a border decorated with a frieze of water leaves and laurel leaves. Stem topped by a seated monkey wearing an Egyptian style headdress and holding a pineapple on its head with both hands. Loaded bases. Foot rim engraved “MH”. ca. 1820. Made in Milan, Italy. Silver. Emanuele Caber, silverworker. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-orfevrerie-et-objets-de-vertu/an-italian-pair-of-silver-candlesticks-with
Pair of silver salt boxes made as two cups supported by swans with a round base on zoomorphic feet. 1825-1850. Made in Milan, Italy. Emanuele Caber, silverworker. Maker’s marks: Punches: starry world, plow, silversmith’s mark under the sign of the deer. Image © 2000-2018 arsvalue.com. Fair use license. via https://www.arsvalue.com/it/lotti/77985/coppia-di-saliere-in-argento-milano-emanuele-caber-secondo-quarto-del-xix
Silver coffee pot with an ogive body resting on a base with high grooves and the ovoli frame repeated on the neck. Large beak/spout with the final part modeled as a dog’s head. Decorated with a figure of Mercury made in bas relief. Hinged lid with a swan finial. Wooden handle with silver attachments depicting volutes alt. ca. 1840. Made in Milan, Italy. Silver. Emanuel Caber, silverworker. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-interessante-caffettiera-in-argento-milano-1840-ca-1963369/?

What to wear when the Medici ladies come to supper. Probably ltalian. Mid-late 16th century, taken from the “Album of Costume Studies.” Collections of the Morgan Library and Museum. Done in Watercolor and gouache, with pen and ink, some with gold or silver paint.

Woman in a pale blue dress. Watercolor and gouache with pen and ink. Folios 2 verso – 3 recto. Image
© Morgan Library and Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/costume-drawings/6
Woman and man in black and red. Folios 5 verso 6 recto. Image
© Morgan Library and Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/costume-drawings/9
Women with veils. Folios 14 verso 15 recto. Image
© Morgan Library and Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/costume-drawings/18

Lace designs from back when making lace was popular with aristocratic ladies who were always in need of new patterns. Taken from Isabella Parasole and Elisabetta Catanea’s 1616 work “Teatro delle nobili et virtuose donne, dove si reppresentano varii disegni di lavori novamente inventatidisegnati de Elisabetta Catanea.”

‘Lavori a punto reticella.” Number 7. Page 5. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cc0 License 0. via https://archive.org/details/Parasole1616TeatroMET/page/n5/mode/2up
‘Lavori a punto reticella.” Number 8. Page 5. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cc0 License 0. via https://archive.org/details/Parasole1616TeatroMET/page/n5/mode/2up
“Lavori de Maglia.” Number 44. Page 37. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cc0 License 0. via https://archive.org/details/Parasole1616TeatroMET/page/n37/mode/2up

Characters in “Mascarade à la Greque,” a parade of fantastical architectural outfits envisioned up by French artist Ennemond Alexandre Petitot who lived from 1727 to 1801 and was also Court Architect at Parma when he wasn’t dreaming things up. Etched and published by Benigno Bossi (1727–1792). Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. via publicdomainreview.com.

“Bergere a la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“Berger a la Grecque.” ca 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
La Mariée à la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“L’Epoux a la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“Sacerdotesse a la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“Jeune Moine à la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade

Airbrushed pottery with fun decorations from the 1930s. Italian. Angelo Simonetto for the firm Galvani Pordenone. The Galvani porcelain factory was founded in 1811. In the late 1920s they began to produce more modernist pieces decorated with air brushing with the use of masks. These pieces are from that line.

Futuristic plate with a fish motif. 1930s. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/plate-ceramic-galvani-pordenone-angelo-simonetto-futuristic-design-1930s-fish/id-f_21082062/
Cylindrical ceramic vase with polychrome decoration of boats and fish on a white background. ca. 1940. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Maker’s marks: Signed “Galvani” on the body and rooster mark for Galvani. Image © La Gazette Drouot 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/3075843
Coffee service. 1930. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.it/itm/SERVIZIO-CAFFE-CERAMICA-Galvani-Pordenone-DESIGN-ANGELO-SIMONETTO-1930-VINTAGE-/174376501617
Plate with a boat motif and a blue border. 20th c. Italian. Ceramic. Maker’s marks: Signed “Galvani” with a rooster mark for Galvani on the underside.. Image  © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.it/itm/PIATTO-ceramica-GALVANI-PORDENONE-FUTURISTA-AEROGRAFO-sc-ROMETTI-Simonetto-PUCCI-/233613403773

Oil lamps done in art glass. All with interesting designs.

Venetian “Fume” tea color four spot art glass oil lamp fluted flower vase. Hand blown with a ruffled rim and rigaree decoration on the neck. Each spot has a shell decoration at the bottom. ca. 1870-1900. Italian. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/venetian-fume-tea-color-four-spout-italian-art-glass-oil-lamp-flower-vase/id-f_21321702/
Oil lamp, probably made in Bohemia for the English market. Late 19th c. Image © 2007–2020 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/275402-antique-bohemian-art-glass-oil-lamp-prod?in=activity
Acid etched glass oil lamp with a cameo glass egg shaped reservoir in green, acid etched with a fern leaf textured ground. Glass probably by Baccarat or Saint Louis as similar acid etched and cameo glass with the fern leaf pattern are shown in the 1907-1908 Baccarat catalogue. Cast bronze stand in the form of a chestnut branch with a square red marble base. ca. 1907. Art Nouveau. French. Maker’s marks: Glass marked “Depose.” Burner marked for the German manufacturer Kosmos. Art glass with marble and bronze. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-French-Acid-Etched-Glass-Oil-Lamp-Art-Nouveau-Bronze-Marble-Stand-/303706243814
Art glass oil lamps in iridescent glass embellished with a pulled feather design and featuring removable glass encased wicks. Made in 1990. American. Stuart Abelman, maker. abelmanartglass.com. Engraved maker’s marks on the underside. Vases © Stuart Abelman. Image © 2020 EBTH, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebth.com/items/9047671-stuart-abelman-art-glass-oil-lamps

Posters from the golden age of passenger steamships. From the United States National Archives.

“Cunard Line: “Carpathia,” Slavonia”, Pannoma”, and the “Ultonia.” New York, Mediterranean, Adriatic.” 1906-1913. National Archives Identifier: 80625782  Local Identifier: 85-P-1 . Collections of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Image © United States National Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=:&f.parentNaId=75509884&f.level=item&sort=naIdSort%20asc
Norddeutscher Lloyd, di Brema, Vapori celerissimi.” ca. 1906-1913. National Archives Identifier: 102251868  Local Identifier: 85-P-5 .Collections of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Image © United States National Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/102251868
“Lloyd Italiano società di navigazione. sede principale in Genova and sede principale in Napoli.” Depiction of a passenger ship at sea. 1906-1913. National Archives Identifier: 102252004  Local Identifier: 85-P-12. Collections of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Image © United States National Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=:&f.parentNaId=75509884&f.level=item&sort=naIdSort%20asc
“La Veloce: navigazione Italiana a Vapore, Vapori celeri postali per le Americhe.” ca. 1906. National Archives Identifier: 102251899  Local Identifier: 85-P-10. Collections of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Image © United States National Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/102251899