Neoclassical Revival public (free) post for February 9, 2020 now live. Starting in the 18th century and still coming back over and over. Link below.

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Some 18th century. One you can go online and buy today assuming it isn’t out of stock. Five images, not just this one.

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Cream jug made with bright cut (decorative engraving with a series of short sharp strokes). 1800. Neoclassical. Mid-Georgian in style. Made in Dublin, Ireland. William Doyle, silverworker. Image James Baldwin Antiques © 2020. Fair use license. via http://www.jamesbaldwinantiques.com/stock.php?ProductID=459&ProductName=A+Georgian+Irish+Silver+Cream+Jug+in+the+Neoclassical+Style

Silver that weighs more than the roast beef when the maid brings in the platter. Made by François-Thomas Germain, (1726–1791) royal silversmith and sculptor to the King of France.

"La Machine d'Argent"
“La Machine d’Argent” or surtout de table” which depicts a rabbit, an ortolan, a snipe with a long beak, and a variety of vegetables including a cauliflower, onion, turnip and gherkin.mushroom. Leafy plants peek out at the edges of a rocky ground evoking the earthen floor of a wood or glade. 1754. French. Silver. Engraved underneath Engraved underneath: “F.T. GERMAIN. SCULPTEUR ORFEVRE DU ROY FECIT. 1754 A PARIS.” Struck with various stamps. Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/226276/francois-thomas-germain-la-machine-d’argent-or-centerpiece-for-a-table-surtout-de-table-french-1754/
Dish cover with a hunting theme
Dish cover with a hunting theme with a ten lobed oval base-plate upon which is set a rocky hillock topped with a stump with a hound crouching with the spoils of the hunt, several dead birds and a dead rabbit. Also features a hunting horn, dead hare and game basket which hang from the stump with various vegetables scattered around that were used to season the sauce for game. Part of a 1755 commission after the Lisbon earthquake of that year destroyed the Portuguese king’s silver. 1755. French. Silver. Image © R.M.N./Chuzeville. Collection of the Louvre, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/dish-cover
Gravy boat. 1762.
Gravy boat. 1762. French. Silver. Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. Photo credit: Sailko. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois-thomas_germain,_coppia_di_salsiere,_parigi_1762,_02.jpg
Centerpiece in three pieces with cherubs. 1766.
Centerpiece in three pieces with cherubs. 1766. Silver. French. Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. Photo credit: Sailko. Cc0 license 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois-thomas_germain,_centrotavola_in_tre_pzzi_con_putti,_parigi_1766,_02.jpg

A few little things to brighten up a holiday centerpiece. Well, they could even brighten up Buckingham Palace. Gilded silver from with the 16th century was slipping away and the 17th had yet to begin by Nuremberg master silverworker Caspar Beutmüller the Elder.

Double cup. 1590-1600.
Double cup. 1590-1600. Partially gilded silver with a silver medallion and a gold glass medallion. Inscribed ” “IERONIMVS . LOTER . AETAT[IS] . XXXXVI . 1544” on the silver medallion. Makers marks of “N” (Nuremberg) and the mark of the maker. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via
"Satzbecher" (stacking cup).1575-1600. Silver gilt.
“Satzbecher” (stacking cup), cylindrical body with an etched design of hunting party and the sign of Leo in the sky. The lower part with oval bosses and a short stem with a recumbent man and woman in frames. The foot decorated in a motif of scrollwork with three human and lion masks. 1575-1600. Silver gilt. Inscribed. Marked “Casper (24a) or Hans (24b) Beutmüller.” Image and description. © Trustees of the British Museum. Cc0 License 4.0. Fair use license. via http://wb.britishmuseum.org/MCN2335#1612922557
Grotesque bear and coconut cup. 1603-09.
Grotesque bear and coconut cup. 1603-09. Silver gilt and coconut. Caspar Beutmüller the Elder, maker. Photo credit: BURG ELTZ, WIERSCHEM. Part of the current exhibition “Making Marvels: Science & Splendor at the Courts of Europe” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image 2019 © Art & Antiques Worldwide Media, LLC. Fair use license. via http://www.artandantiquesmag.com/2019/10/making-marvels-exhibition/201911_marvels_04/

Russian silver-gilt, most of it enameled. Put enough of it out on your sideboard and it will look like the revolution never came. Imperial era. Antip Kuzmichev, Moscow, silverworker.

Easter egg with bud vase interior, gold-washed silver and cloisonne enamel with foliate bands,  a wide band of beaded flowerheads on a white ground. "Christ is Risen" lettering in the center over  beaded flowers and scrollwork, opening at center to reveal small bud vase with the inscription "Easter 1898" and a monogram. ca. 1898.
Easter egg with bud vase interior, gold-washed silver and cloisonné enamel with foliate bands, a wide band of beaded flowerheads on a white ground. “Christ is Risen” lettering in the center over beaded flowers and scrollwork, opening at center to reveal small bud vase with the inscription “Easter 1898” and a monogram. Possibly made before 1896 and inscribed later. Made in Moscow. Antip Kuzmichev, maker. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://m.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2498/lots/669
Three piece silver-gilt and champlevé enamel coffee set with coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer decorated in an Oriental pattern with traditional scrolling ornaments in shades of white, blue and green. 1898-1908.
Three piece silver-gilt and champlevé enamel coffee set with coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer decorated in an Oriental pattern with traditional scrolling ornaments in shades of white, blue and green. 1898-1908. Made in Moscow. Makers initials and “Made for Tiffany and Company” struck on the bases. Antip Kuzmichev, maker for Tiffany and Company, New York. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/russian-works-of-art-faberge-and-icons/a-silver-gilt-and-champleve-enamel-three-piece
Kovsh in gilt-silver and guilloche, cloisonne and champleve enamel.
Kovsh in gilt-silver and guilloché, cloisonné and champlevé enamel in a Russian Revival style. Champlevé enamel on the handle and around the perimeter of the interior of the bowl with translucent royal blue enamel over a guilloché ground featuring an anthropomorphized flower. Exterior with a band of polychrome cloisonné enamel. 1899-1908. Made in Moscow. Assayer`s mark of Ilya Lebedkin, 84 standard, with a French control mark. Antip Kuzmicheva, maker. Image © 2019 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/shapiro/a-guilloche-cloisonne-and-champleve-enamel-gilt-silver-kovsh-antip-kuzmichev-moscow-1899-1908-392565
Tea set in  silver and cloisonné enamel. 1892.
Tea set in silver and cloisonné enamel. 1892. Made in Moscow. Monogrammed “AHCF.” Antip Kuzmichev, maker for Tiffany and Company, New York. Image © 2019 | The Frick Pittsburgh. Fair use license. via https://collection.thefrickpittsburgh.org/objects/5713

Fun little things in sterling silver to keep around and make you smile, especially if you like sports. 20th c. American. Herbst & Wassall. With a shop in New York City and a manufacturing facility in Cranston, Rhode Island, they sold items made from gold and silver from 1909 to around 1931.

Golf ball lighter/ashtray.
Golf ball lighter/ashtray. Apparently came with an attached wick cover that got lost along the way. 1909-31. Sterling silver. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Herbst-Wassall-Sterling-Silver-Figural-Golf-Ball-Lighter-Ashtray-Combo-/153574147224
Gimbal cigar table lighter. ca. 1915. Sterling silver with a antler pedestal.
Gimbal cigar table lighter. ca. 1915. Sterling silver with a stag antler pedestal. Stamped with makers marks for “Herbst & Wassall.” Base inscribed with the initials “APM Jr.” Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/660455126/antique-c1915-herbst-wassall-sterling?show_sold_out_detail=1&frs=1
Gentleman's jewelry box in the form of a motorboat, with  storage compartments in the front and rear with the rear compartment still with its original velvet covered insert. Drivers seat with velvet insert. ca. 1920.
Gentleman’s jewelry box in the form of a motorboat, with storage compartments in the front and rear with the rear compartment still with its original velvet covered insert. Driver’s seat with velvet insert. ca. 1920. Sterling silver and velvet. Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Image © 2019 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-holloware-american/boxes/an-american-silver-gentleman-s-jewelry-boxherbst-and-wassall-cranston-rhode-islandcirca-1920silver-textilemarks-/a/654-33298.s

Antique trays made to hold your friends calling cards. So much jazzier than an ancient saucer from the kitchen. Made in Germany by WMF. Starting up in 1853 they are still making things though not ones that look like these.

Card tray. ca. 1906.
Card tray. ca. 1906. Silver-plated tin-based alloy. Marked to the underside with WMF logo ostrich in lozenge, letters “AS” and “B” in square. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/22308785-wmf-art-nouveau-card-tray
Figural card tray. ca. 1906.
Figural card tray. ca. 1906. Art Nouveau in style. Silver-plate. Image © 2019, Sue Todd Antiques. Fair use license. via https://suetoddantiques.com/products/w-m-f-art-nouveau-figural-card-tray
Visiting card tray with a maiden holding a dove.
Visiting card tray with a maiden holding a dove. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau in style. Silver-plated. Stamped marks. Image © 2019 – All Rights Reserved Style Gallery. Fair use license. via https://www.styleantiques.co.uk/recently-sold/1482-wmf-silver-plated-visiting-card-tray-with-art-nouveau-maiden-dove.html

Vases by George Paulding Farnham, chief designer for Tiffany & Company from 1885 to 1907. Art Nouveau. American.

"Ptarmigan" vase. 1900-1905.
“Ptarmigan” vase. 1901-1903. The body created from layers of fused copper and silver, sterling silver bird and coat of arms in gold. Photo © NGC. Image © National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Fair use license. via https://www.gallerieswest.ca/news/whistler%E2%80%99s-audain-art-museum-to-showcase-historic-ptarmigan-/
Vase. ca. 1901. Silver and enamel.
Vase. ca. 1901. Silver and enamel. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/tiffany-co/vase-by-george-paulding-farnham-eLk3-2H4IZVa61SQDZ-YJg2
Adams vase.
Adams vase designed to resemble a cotton plant, a commission made for Edward Dean Adams, chairman of the board of the American Cotton Oil Company. 1893-95. Gold, tourmaline, quartz, spessartite, rock crystal, amethyst, fresh water pearl, and enamel. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/35
Vase. ca. 1900. Exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle
Vase, designed to celebrate Native American art with “corncob” handles among other elements. ca. 1900. Exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Hand-raised silver body ornamented with amazonite,bluish opal and freshwater pearl embedded in the handles. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://antiquesjournal.com/index.php/2019/05/14/show-and-tell-5/
Loving cup. 1897.
Loving cup. 1897. Silver, copper, niello, and horn. Attributed to Paulding Farnham. Chasing attributed to Eugene Soligny. Collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Photo credit: Daderot. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Loving_Cup_by_Tiffany_Co.,_Paulding_Farnham_attrib_designer,_Eugene_Soligny_attrib_chaser,_1897,_silver,_copper,_niello,_horn_-_Cincinnati_Art_Museum_-_DSC04483.JPG