Watercolors of the West Indies done between 1828 and 1938 by Canadian John Herbert Caddy who was a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery who was stationed in the West Indies during those years.

Topographical View of the West Indies, depicting the Pitons or Sugar Loaves, Saint Lucia. One of a set of topographical views of the West Indies.1828-1838. British. Watercolor on paper. . Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the British Royal Artillery, artist. Image  © 1999 – 2022SKINNER, INC, Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3100B/lots/238
Brimstone Hill, Saint Kitts. One of a set of topographical views of the West Indies.1828-1838. British. Watercolor on paper. . Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the British Royal Artillery, artist. Image  © 1999 – 2022SKINNER, INC, Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3100B/lots/238

More plates in gold and pretty colors from “Historic Styles Of Ornament containing 1,500 examples from all countries.” Translated from the original German of H. Dolmetsch and published by B. T. Batsford in London in 1898. Maybe it looked like this in Ancient Greece, maybe not. Either way they are fun.

Greek: ornamental architecture and sculpture. Page 22. British. Collections of Ohio State University. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/HistoricStylesOfOrnament/page/n22/mode/1up
Greek: Polychrome architecture. Page 26. British. Collections of Ohio State University. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/HistoricStylesOfOrnament/page/n26/mode/1up
Greek: Pottery. Page 28. British. Collections of Ohio State University. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/HistoricStylesOfOrnament/page/n28/mode/1up

Fruit and flowers from a 1930 seed catalogue from J. V. Bailey Nurseries, Dayton Bluff Station, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Collections of the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library

Grootendorst rose (see page 17). Title page/page 2 of a 1930 J. v. Bailey Nurseries’ catalogue. Collections of and digitalized by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT31332055/page/n2/mode/1up

Latham raspberries. Page 4 of a 1930 J. v. Bailey Nurseries’ catalogue. Collections of and digitalized by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT31332055/page/4/mode/1up
Currants and grapes. Page 5 of a 1930 J. v. Bailey Nurseries’ catalogue. Collections of and digitalized by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT31332055/page/5/mode/1up
Wealthy and McIntosh apples. Page 8 of a 1930 J. v. Bailey Nurseries’ catalogue. Collections of and digitalized by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT31332055/page/8/mode/1up
Minnesota number 1 pear. Page 9 of a 1930 J. v. Bailey Nurseries’ catalogue. Collections of and digitalized by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CAT31332055/page/9/mode/1up

Views of an old Siberia that isn’t coming back. Watercolors by artist Mikhail Stepanovich Znamensky who was a native of Tobolsk. Living from 1833 to 1892, he was also an illustrator.

Dancing game in northern Russia. Kurgan near Tobolsk, western Siberia, from an ethnographic album about life in western Siberia. by 1892. Siberian/Russian. Watercolor on paper. Mikhail Stepanovich Znamensky, artist (1833-1892). Signed in Cyrillic on the lower left. Image © 2022 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license, via https://www.dorotheum.com/de/l/7129105/
 Two summer tents with three Khanty women seated in or just outside them. One woman holds a child. From a series of works created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Tobolsk and the annexation of Siberia to Russia, which was celebrated in 1885. ca. 1885. Siberian/Russian. Watercolor on paper. Mikhail Stepanovich Znamensky, artist (1833-1892). Image © 2022 William Reese Company.. Fair use license, via https://www.williamreesecompany.com/pages/books/WRCAM46028/mikhail-stepanovich-znamensky/three-watercolors-showing-scenes-of-the-khanty-people-a-northe
Three Khanty people in traditional clothing standing in a dining room, with a Russian official seated on the left; a portrait of the Tsar hangs on the wall in the background and an animal skin is draped on the table. From a series of works created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Tobolsk and the annexation of Siberia to Russia, which was celebrated in 1885. ca. 1885. Siberian/Russian. Watercolor on paper. Mikhail Stepanovich Znamensky, artist (1833-1892). Image © 2022 William Reese Company.. Fair use license, via https://www.williamreesecompany.com/pages/books/WRCAM46028/mikhail-stepanovich-znamensky/three-watercolors-showing-scenes-of-the-khanty-people-a-northe
 Winter snowscape showing a man with three reindeer standing outside a log cabin. From a series of works created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Tobolsk and the annexation of Siberia to Russia, which was celebrated in 1885. ca. 1885. Siberian/Russian. Watercolor on paper. Mikhail Stepanovich Znamensky, artist (1833-1892). Image © 2022 William Reese Company.. Fair use license, via https://www.williamreesecompany.com/pages/books/WRCAM46028/mikhail-stepanovich-znamensky/three-watercolors-showing-scenes-of-the-khanty-people-a-northe

Graphic design by German creative type Lucian Bernhard. Living from 1883 to 1972, he was also a  type designer, professor, interior designer, and artist. Studied at the Akademie in Munich.

“Castell” advertisement for A. W. Faber pencils. 1908. German. Paper. Lucian Bernhard, graphic designer (1883-1972). Signed BERNHARD. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/LUCIAN-BERNHARD–1883-1972—CASTELL–AW-FABER-1908-11-x17–?saleno=2605&lotNo=8&refNo=794
Advertisement for Manoli cigarettes. 1910. German. Lithograph. Lucian Bernhard, graphic designer (1883-1972). Signed BERNHARD. Hollerbaum and Schmidt, Berlin, printer. Image © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://www.moma.org/collection/works/5794
Advertisement for Osram Azo. 1910. German. Lithograph. Lucian Bernhard, graphic designer (1883-1972). Signed BERNHARD. Hollerbaum and Schmidt, Berlin, printer. Image © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://www.moma.org/collection/works/7136?artist_id=515&page=1&sov_referrer=artist
Advertisement for Dignowitys Kronen-Garn. 1911. German. Paper. Lucian Bernhard, graphic designer (1883-1972). Signed on the lower left. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/LUCIAN-BERNHARD-(1883-1972)-DIGNOWITYS-KRONEN—GARN-1911-24?saleno=2336&lotNo=282&refN

Depictions of the Great Hall inside London’s Guildhall. Various artists and times.

Guildhall, London: The Great Hall, facing East. 1864. British. Watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite. Sir Horace Jones, artist (1819-1887). An old label on back reads: Restoration of the Guild Hall/ of London/ Carried out from the Designs & under the/ superintendance of / Horace Jones/ 13 Victoria …. SW. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/363827
Interior of the Great Hall, Guildhall, London. 1921. English. Oil on canvas. Daisy Radcliffe Beresford, artist (1879-1939). Collections of the Guildhall Art Gallery. Photo credit: City of London Corporation. CC BY-NC license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/interior-of-the-great-hall-guildhall-london-51324
The Coronation Luncheon to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Guildhall, London, 12 June 1953, 1953. English. Oil on canvas. Terence Tenison Cunio, painter (1907-1996). Collections of the Guildhall Art Gallery. Photo credit: City of London Corporation. Image © reproduced with kind permission of the Cuneo estate / Bridgeman Images. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-coronation-luncheon-to-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-in-the-guildhall-london-12-june-1953-51352/search/keyword:tere

Visions of an American West that doesn’t look that any anymore, at least sort of. Thomas Moran, artist. A member of the Hudson River School, he lived from 1937 to 1926. All of these paintings being taken from a current Christie’s catalogue.


The Southern Arm of the Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Territory. 1874. American. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Thomas Moran, watercolorist (1837-1926). Signed with initials in monogram and dated TM/1874 ln the lower left. Inscribed with the title and description on a label affixed to the backing board. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-6367302?ldp_breadcrumb=back&intObjectID=6367302&from=salessummary&lid=1

A Passing Shower on the Yellowstone Cañon. 1903. American. Oil on canvas. Thomas Moran, painter (1837-1926). Signed with initials in monogram and dated TMoran 1903 on the lower right. Signed and dated again and inscribed with title on the reverse. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-6367303?ldp_breadcrumb=back&intObjectID=6367303&from=salessummary&lid=1


Painted in 1913. The Castle Rock, Green River, Wyoming (Indian Summer. Green River. Wyoming). 1913. American. Oil on canvas. Thomas Moran, painter (1837-1926). Signed with initials in monogram and dated TMoran 1913 with the artist’s thumbprint device on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-6367305?ldp_breadcrumb=back&intObjectID=6367305&from=salessummary&lid=1

Lithographs of Victorian cats, taken from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s “A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats” which was printed in London by Taylor and Francis between 1878 and 1883. All of these being part of one lot in a current Sotheby’s sale.

Felis Domestica, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Lynx, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Caracal, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Chaus, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi

More pochoir prints from “Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano.” By Enrique Gillet, it was published by A. Morance of Paris in 1922.

Page 37, Plate 13 from Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano. 1922. French. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n36/mode/1up
Page 38, Plate 11 from Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano. 1922. French. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n39/mode/1up
Page 40, Plate 15 from Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano. 1922. French. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n40/mode/1up

Arts and Crafts era silver by Omar Ramsden who was born in Sheffield but worked in London. He was one of England’s leading designers and makers of silverware and collaborated with Alwyn Carr. 

Hammered silver mounted wooden mazer with an everted rim, a girdle above a shaped apron with punched beads, the base castellated and pierced with a quatrefoil band, a cable band, and spreading foot. 1939. Arts and Crafts. English. Omar Ramsden., maker. Engraved Omar Ramsden me fecit on the underside. Maker’s marks: number 117 scratched above marks on foot. Image © COPYRIGHT 2021 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/past-auctions/drewea1-10283/lot-details/f073a9d4-b13a-4b87-bf3a-ae370126e93b
Solid silver set of three spoons in their original fitted wooden box. The tops of the spoons have designs with one having a rose, one a thistle and one a clover representing England, Ireland, and Scotland. 1925. Arts and Crafts. English, made in London. Omar Ramsen, maker. Hallmarked. Image ©  2022 Edinburgh Silver. Fair use license. via https://www.edinburghsilver.co/antique-silver-gifts/omar-ramsden-spoons-1925/
Sterling silver tazza with a circular tapering bowl, having spot-hammered decoration, on a cast baluster stem with pierced shields and scroll motifs, sitting on ah spread shaped circular foot. 1926. English. Arts and Crafts. Maker’;s marks: stamped OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT to the base. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/arts-crafts-sterling-silver-tazza-omar-ramsden-london-1926/id-f_20973022/
Shaped oblong form centerpiece suggestive of a boat with central projections featuring the arms of Baron Hyndley of Meads, Sussex. The body of the centerpiece features applied insignia for a Knight Bachelor, a Baronet, a knighthood of the Order of the Crown of Italy and the 1935 jubilee medal for George V. At each end of the centerpiece is a mermaid on rope support. The bowl has a removable flower grille, allowing for its use as a rose bowl. 1934-1935. Arts and Crafts. English, made in London. Omar Ramdsden, maker. Maker’s marks: Stamped OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT to the base. Came with a hand written note signed by Omar Ramsden written to Lord Hyndley promising delivery of the completed work in a hand addressed envelope. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/rare-omar-ramsden-sterling-silver-arts-crafts-centrepiece-rose-bowl-1934/id-f_15591952/
Solid silver cup and cover. Lidded cup featuring an ornate graduated column with a shield shaped monogram above a wreath applied to the one side with the cup having a domed fitted lid with a curved finial. the exterior of the cup and lid are both embellished with a hammered finish and the interior of the cup and lid are both gilded. 1923. Arts and Crafts. Made in London, England by Omar Ramsden. Maker’s marks; hallmarked. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/omar-ramsden-sterling-silver-arts-crafts-cup-cover-1923-centrepiece/id-f_15592302/