Landscapes with water by American artist Sanford Robinson Gifford. Living from 1823 to 1880 he was a Luminist as well as part of the Hudson River School.

"Indians at sunset/Sunset in the Wilderness." ca. 1859.
“Indians at sunset/Sunset in the Wilderness.” ca. 1859. Image © Sotheby’s. Fair use license. Artwork in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/american-art-n08996/lot.12.html
"Isola Bella in Lago Maggiore." 1871.
“Isola Bella in Lago Maggiore.” 1871. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/21.115.1/
"Wilderness." 1860.
“Wilderness.” 1860. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://leprincelointain.blogspot.com/2018/02/sanford-robinson-gifford-1823-1880.html
"An October afternoon." 1871.
“An October afternoon.” 1871. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/download/51838
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A few sparkly bits found drifting by from French master designer René Lalique from the collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. Living from 1860 to 1945 there wasn’t anything a Lalique reworking did not improve.

Female figure neck collar. 1900.
Female figure neck collar. 1898-1900. Chiseled gold, chrysoprase and enamel. Image ©2018 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Fair use license. via https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/works_museu/female-figure-neck-collar/
Centerpiece. 1903-1905.
Centerpiece. 1903-1905. Silver and glass. Design of a a female figure, appearing amid aquatic flora and fauna. Image ©2018 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Fair use license. via https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/works_museu/centrepiece/
Chalice with motifs and figures. ca. 1899-1901.
Chalice with motifs and figures. ca. 1899-1901. Glass, silver and bronze. ©2018 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Fair use license. via https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/works_museu/chalice-with-vine-motifs-and-figures/

More prettiness this time of a bejeweled kind from “Jeypore (Jaipur) Enamels”, a folio with 28 chromolithograph plates. S. S. Jacob and Surgeon-Major Thomas Holbein Hendley, makers. Published in London in 1886.

Enamel and gold-plate jewelry.
Enamel and gold-plate jewelry. Collection of the New York Public Library. NYPL Digital Image ID: 831904. In the public domain. Please click through the link for a description of each item. via http://www.victorianweb.org/history/empire/india/nypl6.html
Plate 2. A series of designs for the backs of daggers or hunting knives.
Plate 2. A series of designs for the backs of daggers, or hunting knives. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group) 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/lyon-and-turnbull/catalogue-id-srly10079/lot-76f7e397-7fbc-4520-bc17-a4f100a012e3
Plate 8. Cup, spoon and saucer that goes with the cup.
Plate 8. Cup, spoon and saucer that goes with the cup. Image © Gros and Delettrez, Paris. Fair use license. via http://www.gros-delettrez.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2473210&np=3&lng=fr&npp=50&ordre=3&aff=1&r=

This is the first part with more coming as I found enough great images for two posts.

American oak fretwork from the turn of the last century. For sure it’s beyond the technical reach of most anyone alive now but back then if you looked up it was what you saw.

Archway. 1885.
Archway. 1885. Stick and ball fretwork. Architectural salvage. Image ©1998-2019 Harp Gallery Antique Furniture. Fair use license. via https://www.harpgallery.com/shop/item26582.html
Interior residential fretwork. 1880's.
Interior residential fretwork. 1880’s. Chicago, Illinois. Architectural salvage. © 2019 Urban Remains. Fair use license. via https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/original-1880-s-victorian-era-salvaged-chicago-solid-oak-wood-architectural-stick-and-ball-interior-residential-fretwork.html
Ball and stick fretwork. Victorian.
Ball and stick fretwork. Victorian. © 2016 Lefflers Antiques, Toledo . Fair use license. via http://lefflersantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/imported/2/Antique-Victorian-Oak-Ball-And-Stick-Fretwork-24-x-38-12-192404489052.jpg

Yuletide offerings from German/American illustrator J. C. Leyendecker. Mostly cover art for magazines. Living from 1874 to 1951 his artwork graced newsstands from coast to coast. One that isn’t Christmas in the bunch. . .she snuck in somehow . .. oh well.

Christmas number for 1900. Success Magazine.
Christmas number for 1900. Success Magazine. Fair use license. via http://poulwebb.blogspot.com/2015/03/j-c-leyendecker-part-1.html
December, 1905 artwork for Century Magazine.
December, 1905 artwork for Century Magazine. © 2019 oldimprints.com. Fair use license. via https://www.oldimprints.com/pages/books/55296/j-c-leyendecker/a-christmas-hymn-disbound-section-of-the-century-magazine-december-1905
Madonna and child. Christmas, 1928.
Madonna and child. Christmas, 1928. In the public domain. via https://www.art.com/products/p17724033356-sa-i7066442/joseph-christian-leyendecker-madonna-and-child-december-22-1928.htm?upi=PHX0CJ0&PODConfigID=4986478
Queen Maeve. 1906.
Queen Maeve. 1906. Artwork for Century Magazine, January, 1907. Public domain. via http://poulwebb.blogspot.com/2015/03/j-c-leyendecker-part-1.html

Flowers in Cuba from a long time ago. From American Nancy Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft’s “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba”. Gone since 1828 she has left a glorious treasury for us to see. Digitized and made available for download at the HathiTrust digital library, by way of Cornell University’s Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Canna indica or Indian shot.
Canna indica or Indian shot. Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=9
Justicia.
Justicia. Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=9
Justicia picta leaf. Number 10.
Justicia picta leaf. Number 10. Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=9
Rivina humilis, Hoop withe.
Rivina humilis, Hoop withe. Page 27. Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=9
Pothos. Plate 7M.
Pothos. Plate 7M. Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463;view=1up;seq=9

Enameled jeweled up portraits of British Victorian pets. Mostly by William Essex (ca. 1784-1969).

Fox mask brooch. ca. 1905.
Fox mask brooch. ca. 1905. Enamel, platinum, diamond and pearl. Enamel work is most likely by William Essex. Image © Hamshere Gallery, London. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/stock.php?id=851
Head of a black and tan terrier. 1867.
Head of a black and tan terrier (left). 1867. Signed and dated by William Essex. White terriers after a painting by Landseer. Two scarf pins and a brooch. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21338/lot/16/?category=results&length=90&page=1
Cat pendant set with diamonds. Undated.
Cat pendant set with diamonds. Undated. Presumed to be by William Essex. Image © Daisy Antiques. Fair use license. via https://chatsworthlady.com/2016/05/24/antique-essex-crystal-jewelry-animals/
White bulldog, brown and white bulldog and white terrier (left to right).
White bulldog, brown and white bulldog and white terrier (left to right). 1862. Signed and dated William Essex. Scarf pins. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21338/lot/10/?category=list&length=10&page=1
Enamel of a Landseer Newfoundland. Undated.
Enamel of a Landseer Newfoundland. Undated. William Essex after the dog “Bob” in a painting by Landseer. Image © Hamshere Gallery, London. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/stock.php?id=251