Exquisite faience pottery by master French ceramicist Théodore Deck. Living from 1823 to 1891 he established his own workshop, Joseph-Théodore Deck Ceramique Française. Experimented with the Iznik style and later the Chinese.

Ceramic vase. Polychrome enamel with floral motifs, butterflies and birds. 1880-1890.
Ceramic vase. Polychrome enamel with floral motifs, butterflies and birds. 1880-1890. Image © Aguttes Neuilly & Lyon. Fair use license. via https://www.aguttes.com/lot/22236/5096426
Large ceramic vase decorated with butterflies, birds and floral motifs. 1880-1890.
Large ceramic vase decorated with butterflies, birds and floral motifs. 1880-1890. Image © Aguttes Neuilly & Lyon. Fair use license. via https://www.aguttes.com/lot/22236/5096429
Glazed ceramic cachepot with a parrot and butterflies.
Glazed ceramic cachepot with a parrot and butterflies. 19th c. Image © 2007 Galerie Marc Maison. Fair use license. via https://www.marcmaison.com/objets-d-art-19th-century-paintings-and-furniture/clocks-garnitures/theodore-deck-1823-1891-glazed-ceramic-cachepot-with-a-pa
Large Mamluk revival ceramic basin. 19th c.
Large Mamluk revival ceramic basin. Sits on a chinoiserie stand. 19th c. Image ROB MICHIELS AUCTIONS © 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.rm-auctions.com/cn/european-ceramics/3934-a-large-mamluk-revival-ceramic-basin-on-chinoiserie-stand-by-theodore-deck-19th-c?
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Ideas to make your house look rich even if you aren’t. From an album made by Maison Alphonse Giroux that lives with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

"Corner cabinet/Encoignure dans le genre Boulle." 1852-1870.
“Corner cabinet/Encoignure dans le genre Boulle.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/encoignure-dans-le-genre-boulle
"Miroir de toilette."  1852-1870.
“Miroir de toilette.” 1852-1870. Pen with black ink, pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/miroir-de-toilette
"Vase monté en lampe." 1852-1870.
“Vase monté en lampe.” 1852-1870. Pen with black ink, pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/vase-monte-en-lampe
Clock with candlestick and other items. 1852-1870.
Clock with candlestick and other items. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-1
"Cave à liqueur." 1852-1870.
“Cave à liqueur.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/cave-a-liqueur

Spring series free public post for Sunday, May 19th. More wonderful plates from Albert Racinet’s wonderful “L’Ornement Polychrome” (1869-1873). Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/26980619

Five images not just this one.

More next Sunday. Should you be interested in and can support my work across all of these platforms plus the books please check out what’s available at the various levels. Three wonderful patrons at the moment but I would love to have more.

"Greco-Romain."
“Greco-Romain.” Jetot, lithographers. Firmin Didot and Company, Paris, printer. Scanned by rawpixel from an 1888 edition. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Illustration_from_L%E2%80%99ornement_Polychrome_by_Albert_Racinet_from_rawpixel%E2%80%99s_own_original_1888_publication_00098.jpg

 

 

Art Nouveau belt buckles by the Paris firm of Piel Freres. A little something to make any outfit shine.

Peacock buckle. No date.
Peacock buckle. No date. Enamel. © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2967T/lots/1031
Egyptian revival belt buckle with scarabs.  ca. 1905.
Egyptian revival belt buckle with scarabs. ca. 1905. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/brooches/brooches/piel-freres-egyptian-revival-buckle-belle-epoque-period/id-j_84255/
Belt buckle. No date.
Belt buckle. No date. Silvered metal with glass cabochons. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/piel-fr%C3%A8res/buckle-iF_yPb2XQYmGChFHYWkizA2

Russian grandeur from the other side of 1917. Mostly from the turn of the last century but one a good bit back. Not as much fun as a present from the tsar but still. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

Kvosh with imperial eagle. Underside of handle inscribed May 6, 1911 but probably made between 1899 and 1903.
Kvosh with imperial eagle. Underside of handle inscribed May 6, 1911 but probably made between 1899 and 1903. Carved nephrite, a type of jade, silver, gold and various gemstones. Maker not known. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/14699/kovsh-with-imperial-eagle/
Mouse. 1908-1914.
Mouse. 1908-1914. Hardstone. Smoky quartz, diamond, gold and ruby. Fabergé, maker. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/76634
Kovsh. 1899-1903.
Kovsh. 1899-1903. Silver gilt with opaque filigree enamel with the monogram of Tsar Peter I on the handle. Grachev Brothers, maker. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/82450/kovsh-12/
Potpourri vase with classical figures. 1768.
Pot-pourri vase with classical figures, believed to have been given by Catherine the Great to her lover, Count Grigorii Grigorevich Orlov. 1768. Multi colored gold and enamel. Jean Pierre Ador, goldsmith. Ivan Frolov, assayer. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/search/?q=Saint+Petersburg+Russia
Presentation plate with crown and cross of Saint Andrew. 1885-1889.
Presentation plate with crown and cross of Saint Andrew. 1885-1889. Silver gilt with filigree and painted enamel. Grigori Arsenev Andreev, artist (active 1885-1898). Collection of the Walters Museum. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/82512/presentation-plate-with-crown-and-cross-of-saint-andrew/

Jugendstil tableware for your next luncheon. Austrian. Otto Prutscher, designer (1880-1949).

Jug. 1930's.
Jug. 1930’s. Silverplate with gold gilding. Designed by Prutscher. Manufactured by Wiener Silber Manuactur. Image © 2019 LES ATELIERS COURBET. Fair use license. via https://www.ateliercourbet.com/serveware/wiener-silber-otto-prutscher-jug
Wine goblet. 1909.
Wine goblet. 1909. Glass. Designed by Prutscher. Meyr’s Neffe, Adolf bei Winterberg, manufacturer. Exhibited at the Bröhan Museum, Berlin, Germany in 2014. Cc0 License 1.0. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St%C3%A4ngelglas,_designed_by_Otto_Prutscher,_made_by_Meyr%27s_Neffe,_Adolf_bei_Winterberg_(Bohemia),_c._1909,_glass_-_Br%C3%B6han_Museum,_Berlin_-_DSC03986.JPG
Compote dish. ca. 1907.
Compote dish. ca. 1907. Flashed and cut glass. Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://www.moma.org/collection/works/3048

The seaside and other holiday spots. All gloriously made to come to life as though you were sitting on that beach too. Austrian. Ferdinand Ludwig Graf, painter. (1868-1932). Designed posters too but I like these best.

"Cattolica." 1926.
“Cattolica.” 1926. Oil on canvas laid on cardboard. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/ludwig-ferdinand-graf/cattolica-cxiGWf5Z_ztlBc7NL8OPpg2
"Swimming pool." 1905.
“Swimming pool.” 1905. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://huariqueje.tumblr.com/post/178949632951/swimming-pool-ludwig-ferdinand-graf