Portraits of the Empress Josephine of France. French. Firmin Massot, artist. Living from 1766 to 1849, he was from Switzerland but also painted in France.

Portrait of the Empress Josephine of France (1763-1814), bust-length, wearing a white muslin dress Bust length portrait of the Empress Josephine of France wearing a white muslin dress. ca. 1804-1810. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-mayfair-pied-a-terre-an-interior-by-alidad/portrait-of-the-empress-josephine-of-france-1763
Portrait of Josephine de Beauharnais. 1812. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. Image in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Firmin_Massot_-_Jos%C3%A9phine_de_France_full.jpeg

Paintings of fruit to put around so you can pretend to live in an orchard. Swiss. Aimé Barraud, painter. Living from 1902 to 1954, he was a member of a family that engraved pocket watches. Later he switched to portraits and still lifes.

“Nature Morte aux Pommes, aux pinceaux et au pichet.” 1934. Swiss. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated and inscribed on the lower left. ©  Estate of the artist. Image ©  2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/swiss-made-unlocked/aime-barraud-nature-morte-aux-pommes-aux-pinceaux
“Nature morte aux pommes et aux raisins.” 1936. Swiss. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated on the lower right. ©  Estate of the artist. Image ©  2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/from-anker-to-zao-wou-ki/nature-morte-aux-pommes-et-aux-raisins-1936?locale=en
“Nature morte aux fruits.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. ©  Estate of the artist. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group) 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/beurret-and-bailly/catalogue-id-srbeu10001/lot-acc2b5cb-1edf-4380-8197-a4a500a0b59c

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

Paintings of the Alps from just a little while back. Swiss. Alexandre Calame, artist. Living from 1810 to 1864, Calame exhibited his landscapes in Paris and Berlin. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school.

Alpine mountain scene. 19th c. Swiss. Alfred O. Deshong Collection, Widener University Art Museum, Chester, Pennsylvania. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alpine_Mountain_Scene_by_Alexandre_Calame.jpg
Blick auf den Genfer See – Vue sur le Lac Leman.” 1849. Swiss. Oil on wood. Collections of the Villa Vauban, Luxembourg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandre_Calame_-_Lac_Leman_1849.jpg
“Boulders by a Lake.” 1857-1861. Swiss. Oil on paper on canvas. Signed “A. Calame f.” on the lower left. Image © 2020 KUNSTHANDEL MÜNCHEN. Fair use license. via https://test.daxermarschall.com/en/portfolio-view/alexandre-calame-sold-5/

Glacier art. Swiss, painted by Jean-Antoine Linck. Living from 1766 to 1843, he painted landscapes.

“View of the Massif of Mont Blanc near the “Petit Jorasse, Grand Jorasse, le Géant” with the “Glaciers des Périades et Jorasse” and the “Glacier de la Venval” as seen from the “Col de Fenêtre près du Gd. St. Bernard” Late 18th-early 19th c. Watercolor and gouache over graphite. Framing line on mount along edge of drawing, in pen and brown gouache. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public. domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/373896
Artiste dessinant depuis la voûte nommée le Chapeau, le glacier des Bois et les aiguilles du Charmoz.” ca. 1799. Watercolor on paper. Image source Beurret & Bailly. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Antoine_Linck_Glacier_c1799.jpg
View of the Glacier des Bois and the Needles of Charmoz from the arch, called the Cap.” 1799.
Colored etching. Collections of the Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Genève. In the public domain due to age. via http://vanishingice.org/linck-nussbaumer/

Interesting trees. Probably still out there growing. Landscapes by Swiss artist Hans Emmenegger. Living from 1866 to 1940, he studied at the Académie Julien in Paris, following up at the Münchner Akademie.

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“Solitude.” Undated. Private collection. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Emmenegger-Solitude-Collection-Reproduction-Unframed/dp/B07DSQWMKB

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Untitled work. Part of an exhibition held at the Kunstmuseum Luzern, 5/7–12/10/2104. Image taken from the exhibition catalog. Fair use license. via https://www.snoeck.de/book/244/Hans-Emmenegger

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“Haus in der Toskana,” 1903. Image source: sikart.ch. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emmenegger_Haus_in_der_Toskana_1903.jpg

Posters advertising various household items. 1940s. Swiss. Niklaus Stoecklin, graphic designer/artist (1896-1982).

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BINACA toothpaste. 1941. There were versions for various countries, this is the German one. © Estate of the artist. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/NIKLAUS-STOECKLIN–1896-1982–BINACA-1941-50×35-inches-127×9?saleno=2538&lotNo=102&refNo=771256

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Bi-Oro sunscreen. 1941. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 The Museum of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://www.moma.org/collection/works/6207?sov_referrer=artist&artist_id=5671&page=1

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Promotion for META, promoting easy to light, small charcoal briquettes for heating. 1941. © Estate of the artist. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/NIKLAUS-STOECKLIN–1896-1982–META-1941-50×35-inches-127×90-?saleno=2538&lotNo=103&refNo=771254

Bundled up and swathed in fur. All being 1960s or earlier back when it was chic. Just liking the images, not dreaming of a fur.

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Advertising ephemera for the firm of Paul Rückmar/. One of Zurich’s elite furriers, also had shops in Davos and Saint Moritz. 1921. Swiss. Carl Franz Moos, graphic designer (1878-1959). Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/CARL-FRANZ-MOOS-(1878-1959)-PAUL-R%C3%9CCKMAR–Z%C3%9CRICH-1924-50×35-?saleno=2538&lotNo=14&refNo=771249

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Advertisement for coral lipstick. 1928. Alberto Vargas, creator (1896-1982). Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Coral-Lipstick-Alberto-Vargas-Giclee/dp/B019UFNJY4

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Advertisement for Fourrures Canton, 20 Rue de Bourg, Lausanne. 1960. French-Swiss. Charles Loupot, graphic designer (1892-1962). © Estate of the artist. Image © poster-auctioneer.com. Fair use license. via https://poster-auctioneer.com/en/realisierte_preise/cat/Fur-mode

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Advertisement for Fourrures Canton, Rue de Bourg, Lausanne. 1919. French. Charles Loupot, graphic designer (1892-1962). © Estate of the artist. Image © lofty.com. Fair use license. via https://www.lofty.com/products/fourrures-canton-24-rue-de-bourg-1919-1-o2xp6

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Advertisement for Franz Rosenfeld Fourrures, Bahnhofplatz 7, Zurich. 1933. Swiss, Roland Brunhoff, graphic designer (1897–1955). © Estate of the artist. Image © poster-auctioneer.com. Fair use license. via https://poster-auctioneer.com/en/realisierte_preise/cat/Fur-mode

Art that reminds me of the Ballets Russes. Perhaps the artist was friends with the dancers. Taken from “Paul Thévenaz, a record of his life and art” which was privately published in 1922 a year after the Swiss born Thévenaz died at a young age from a burst appendix.

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“Le Rêve.” Page 91. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n91/mode/2up

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“La Voyageur.” Page 91. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n91/mode/2up

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“Faune.” Page 77. 1922. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n77/mode/2up

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“Saint George and the Dragon.” Page 90. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n89/mode/2up

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“La Tampete.” Page 93. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n93/mode/2up

Calligraphic paintings in the best Gothic style from the 1845 work “Alphabet Gothique par Midolle,” illustrated by Swiss calligrapher and miniature-painter Jean Midolle. Entirely hand-drawn and hand-colored. These also coming from the website of Bromer Booksellers in Boston.

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“G.” Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle

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Title page. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle

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“L.” Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle

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Calligraphic painting with flowers. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle