Diadems fit for the fairy princess of your dreams. Art Nouveau. René Lalique. Various collections.

Diadem in the form of a free-standing cockerel’s head. Displayed at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900.
Diadem in the form of a free-standing cockerel’s head. Displayed at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900. Gold, blue and green enamel with a cut amethyst in its beak. Comb made from horn. ca. 1900. French. Image ©2019 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Fair use license. via https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/works_museu/cockerel-diadem/
"Lilies" diadem designed for a  production of  “La Princesse Lointaine.” c. 1895.
“Lilies” diadem designed for a production of “La Princesse Lointaine.” c. 1895. Pearl encrusted with semi-precious stones. Alphonse Mucha, designer. Created by Lalique. Commissioned by Sarah Bernhardt. Image © The Japan Times Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/08/04/arts/art-nouveaus-jewels-crown/#.XSzZ0-hKhTs
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Spring series public (free) post for Sunday, June 30th, 2019. More beautiful plates from Albert Racinet’s “L’Ornement Polychrome” (1869-1873). Last one for this series with another series starting next Sunday. Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/28015306

Link for this week’s issue of my public (free) spring series over on mypatreon.com page. A new series starting next week. Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please look at the mission statement and at what’s available at the various subscription levels which start at only $5.00/month in US dollars (though they accept all sorts of currency, patreon having patrons and creators from all over the world). Thanks! Sarah.

But everything else (except for the books) being free.

And several images, not just the one shown here. Enjoy!

"Celtique." Plate 17.
“Celtique.” Plate 17. Painlevé , lithographer. Firmin Didot and Company, Paris, printer. Scanned by rawpixel from an 1888 edition. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustration_from_L%E2%80%99ornement_Polychrome_by_Albert_Racinet_from_rawpixel%E2%80%99s_own_original_1888_publication_00017.jpg

Fans straight from the Jazz Age, all from the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Maybe Zelda Fitzgerald owned one . . . I bet she did.

Fan. 1920's.
Fan. 1920’s. Ostrich feather with translucent sticks. Photo credit: ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image ©Paris, MAD. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/eventail-7
Fan. 1920. Advertising campaign for the Hotel des Therme, Salins-les-Thermes.
Fan. 1920. Advertising campaign for the Hotel des Therme, Salins-les-Thermes. L. Philippi, illustrator. Color lithograph with wood and metal. Photo credit © Les Arts Décoratifs/Jean Tholance. Image ©Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/brides-les-bains-savoie-0
Fan for an advertising campaign for the Ermitage Restaurant Bois de Boulogne, Paris. 1910-1920.
Fan for an advertising campaign for the Ermitage Restaurant Bois de Boulogne, Paris. 1910-1920. Paper, wood, metal and gouache. Photo credit: ©Photo Les Arts Décoratifs/Jean Tholance. Image © Les Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/ermitage-restaurant-bois-de-boulogne
Papillon fan. 1910-1920.
Papillon fan. 1910-1920. Color lithograph, paper, wood and cotton. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs/Jean Tholance. Image ©Photo Les Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/papillon?mode=default
Feather fan. 1920.
Fan. 1920. Silver pheasant feather and tortoiseshell. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image ©Paris, MAD. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/eventail-0?mode=default

Victorian children doing their best to be good until the painter goes home. Mothers and children by Belgian artist Gustave de Jonghe (1829-1893. Starting out with religious and historical subjects he is known for his society portraits and genre pictures.

"Mother with her Young Daughter." 1865.
“Mother with her Young Daughter.” 1865. Oil on panel. Image courtesy Sotheby’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_L%C3%A9onard_de_Jonghe_-_Mother_with_her_Young_Daughter.jpg
"Game Time." 1866.
“Game Time.” 1866. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_L%C3%A9onard_de_Jonghe_-_Game_Time.jpg
"Motherly Love." ca. 1860.
“Motherly Love.” ca. 1860. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://pixels.com/featured/motherly-love-gustave-leonard-de-jonghe.html

Spring series public (free) post for Sunday, June 16th, 2019. More beautiful plates from Albert Racinet’s “L’Ornement Polychrome” (1869-1873). Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/27678675

Several images, not just this one.

I will be out of state next weekend on a family visit, so the last issue of this series will be two weeks from today. After that, I have a new series for the summer which I think you will like just as much. Going to be fabulous judging by the images I already found and I have only casually looked around at this point.

Please click through and check it out. Gorgeous if I do say so myself. And should you be interested in supporting and can support my work please check what’s available at various levels. But my work here, on twitter, pinterest and Facebook will always be free. Only other part that isn’t are the books which are on Amazon under Sarah B. Guest Perry. Thank you! Sarah.

"Celtique."  Plate 18.
“Celtique.” Plate 18. Chataignon, lithographer. Firmin Didot and Company, Paris, printer. Scanned by rawpixel from an 1888 edition. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustration_from_L%E2%80%99ornement_Polychrome_by_Albert_Racinet_from_rawpixel%E2%80%99s_own_original_1888_publication_00018.jpg