Watercolors of Canada mostly by or in the water. William Armstrong, artist. Living from 1822 to 1914, he was born in Ireland but lived and worked for most of his life in Canada.

"The Wolseley Expedition, Kaministiquia River, 1870."
“The Wolseley Expedition, Kaministiquia River, 1870.” Undated. Watercolor. In the public domain due to age. via https://thecanadasite.com/art/art3_stephenson.html
Winter_scene_on_Toronto_Bay
“Winter Scene on Toronto Bay.” 1835. Collection of the Toronto Public Library. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winter_scene_on_Toronto_Bay.jpg
"Rapids at Sault Sainte Marie (Ontario)." Undated.
“Rapids at Sault Sainte Marie (Ontario).” Undated. Watercolor. In the public domain. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/405042560217559886/?lp=true
"Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Toronto, September 1860." 1860.
“Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Toronto, September 1860.” 1860. Watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on wove paper, mounted on canvas. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Canada. Fair use license. via https://www.gallery.ca/collection/artwork/arrival-of-the-prince-of-wales-at-toronto-september-1860
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Pieces to spruce up anyone’s morning room. Maybe you should just do up the entire house. Émile-Aubert Lessore (Lessorre) for Wedgwood. A French ceramics artist and painter, Lessore’s work is just grand.

Queens' ware vase. ca. 1862.
Queens’ ware vase. ca. 1862. Decorated in enamel decorated with scrolled snake and vine framed cartouches. One side with a motif of children in a treed landscape with a village gathering on the other. Signed by the artist. Impressed mark. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2940B/lots/365
Vase. 1862-63. Lead-glazed creamware and jasperware.
Vase. 1862-63. Lead-glazed creamware and jasperware. Lessore in collaboration with Henry Brownsword for Wedgwood. Photo credit: Sean Pathasema/Birmingham Museum of Art. Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lessore_Vase.jpg
Queen's ware Trentham vase. ca. 1872.
Queen’s ware Trentham vase, the vase being supported on the backs of two children and a raised base adorned with agricultural tools. Polychrome enamel. ca. 1872. Émile Lessore, decorator for Wedgwood. Modeled by Rowland Morris. Signed by the artist. Impressed mark. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/wedgwood-emile-lessore-decorated-queens-ware-trentham-vasewedgwood-emile-26735587?page=24&orderBy=lot-title&order=ASC

Paintings of Victorian horses working by British artist James Pollard (1792–1867).

"The Wokingham Stakes." 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed.
“The Wokingham Stakes.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed. Image © 2015 – 2019 BIDTOART. Fair use license. via https://bidtoart.com/en/fine-art/the-wokingham-stakes/191543
"Coursers Taking the Field at Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire, the Seat of the Marquess of Salisbury." Exhibited in 1824.
“Coursers Taking the Field at Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire, the Seat of the Marquess of Salisbury.” Exhibited in 1824. Collection of the Tate Gallery, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/pollard-coursers-taking-the-field-at-hatfield-park-hertfordshire-the-seat-of-the-marquess-t03434
"Epsom Races - The Betting Post." 19th c.
“Epsom Races – The Betting Post.” 19th c. In the public domain. via https://pixels.com/featured/epsom-races–the-betting-post-james-pollard.html

Gilded up angels and cherubs hanging out with clocks and hoping to be done soon. Wouldn’t you? Nineteenth century and probably all made in France.

Pendulum clock decorated with a library and scientific objects, attached to an angel.
Pendulum clock with an entablature with a frieze celebrating the arts and sciences and decorations in the motif of attached to an angel. 19th c. Gilded bronze. Maker not known. Image © Conan Hôtel d’Ainay and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/pendule-en-bronze-cisele-et-dore-de-type-38260324?page=4&orderBy=lot-title&order=DESC
Eight day striking mantel clock. ca. 1850.
Eight day striking mantel clock with cherubs. ca. 1850. French. Bronze ormolu. Image © eBay.co.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/388576274093616024/?lp=true
Mantel clock. Late 19th c.
Mantel clock with a depiction of the Archangel Michael standing in a bed of roses. Louis XVI style casing decorated with porcelain plaques displaying Parisian life. Late 19th c. Gilt bronze. A. D. Mougin, maker. Image © Bruneau & Company Auctioneers, Cranston and Live Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/44840675_ad-mougin-french-gilt-bronze-angel-mantle-clock

Public (free) weekly post now live on my patreon.com page. Grecian Revival. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/31081981

This weeks’ public (free) post for today. Grecian revival going back and forth in time. One being Assyrian and in Hollywood where their interpretations of all of the above are incredible.  Five images, not just the one below.

Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please check out what’s available at the various levels which start at $5. per month (US dollars, though they accept currency from everywhere).

Upholstered armchair. 19th c. Neo-Grecian in style.
Upholstered armchair. 19th c. Neo-Grecian in style. Mahogany. Maker not known. Image © 2019 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/stair-galleries/neo-grecian-mahogany-armchair-1121328

Sunday public (free) post just up on my Patreon page. My weekly series. “Gothic Revival (Part 2). Fashionable from around 1820 to 1860.” Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/30544887

Five more, mostly found just now. All great! Should you be interested in supporting my work please check out what’s available at the various levels. Thanks! Sarah.

And enjoy! All fabulous, at least I think so.

Title plate from the souvenir folio  “Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1850, London, Lloyd Bros. & Company, Sept 1st 1851."
Title plate from the souvenir folio “Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1850, London, Lloyd Bros. & Company, Sept 1st 1851.” Depicts a dome from Coalbrookdale and statue of William Shakespeare sculpted by John Bell. 1851. Published in Great Britain. In the public domain due to age. via https://babylonbaroque.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/the-great-exhibition-1851/

Novelty propelling (mechanical) pencils so fun to play with you’ll never get any work done. Mostly Edwardian. All amusing. Several by Sampson Mordan who co-invented the first patented mechanical pencil.

Tennis racket propelling pencil. ca. 1880.
Tennis racket propelling pencil. ca. 1880. British. Silver. Sampson Mordan & Company, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/tableware/victorian-novelty-silver-tennis-racket-propelling-pencil-sampson-mordan/id-f_14980102/
Royal Coronation propelling pencil. 1953.
Royal Coronation propelling pencil in working condition. 1953. Image © Molloy’s Mega Antiques Centre, Takapuna, Auckland and © 1998-2019 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/160319-SUN505/Vintage-1953-Royal-Coronation-Propelling-Pencil
Propelling pencil in the form of a cross.
Propelling pencil in the form of a cross. Engraved decoration fitted with a fob suspension loop. Victorian. Gold and turquoise. Maker not known. Image © Copyright Toovey’s 2017-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/406048/a-victorian-gold-and-turquoise-inset-propelling-pencil-in-the-form-of-a-cross
"Bullseye" police lantern propelling pencil.
“Bullseye” police lantern propelling pencil. Victorian. Silver. Sampson, Mordan & Company, probable maker. Image © McTears Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.mctears.co.uk/news/Bullseye/?i=299
Pig propelling pencil. ca. 1880.
Pig propelling pencil. ca. 1880. Victorian. Unmarked but tests as silver. Maker not known. Image © 2001 – 2019 Sellingantiques Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/318189/antique-victorian-silver-novelty-pig-propelling-pencil-c1880/#