Art Deco bonbonnières, perfect for the candy at your next 1920s theme party or any other occasion that comes to mind. These will jazz up the gloomiest of rainy afternoons.

Bonbonniére. 1930s.
Bonbonniére. 1930s. German. Porcelain with a blue background and silver overlay. overlay on a blue background. Stamped “Rosenthal.” Image © Art Flagey. Fair use license. via https://www.art-flagey.com/gb/porcelain-and-ceramics/118-art-deco-bonbonniere-rosenthalgermany.html
Bonbonnière. ca. 1925.
Bonbonnière. ca. 1925. Swiss/French. Lacquered metal, inlaid with eggshell. Jean Dunand, maker (1877-1942). Incised “Jean Dunand 4143.” Image © Christies and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/jean-dunand-1877-1942-25720707?page=5&orderBy=lot-title&order=ASC
Bonbonnière. ca. 1923.
Bonbonnière, sterling silver with twenty cabochon lapis lazuli stones set into roundels. Removable cover with a central handle in the design of a flower with outward flowing leaves and a central carved lapis lazuli bud. ca. 1923. Made in Paris, France. Silver and lapis lazuli. Puiforcat, maker. Retailed by Grogan Company, Pittsburgh. Stamped “EP” makers mark. Underside of the body is also engraved “GROGAN COMPANY/ PITTSBURGH/ STERLING-PARIS.” Image © 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/collections/art-deco-modern-arch/products/puiforcat-french-first-standard-950-silver-bonbonniere-paris-c-1923-retailed-by-grogan-company-pittsburgh-pa
Bonbonnière. Form 1404.
Bonbonnière. Form 1404. 1940s. Belgian. Porcelain with floral decoration with light blue and gilding. Designed by Charles Catteau in 1934 for Boch La Louvière. Floral design created by Flower decor D5141 created by artistic director Raymond Chevallier, Artistic Director between 1937 and 1954. Marked on the base “67 – F1404 – D5141 – 1046 – 1045.” Black BOCH factory mark. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/16525543-raymond-chevalier-for-boch-la-louviere-art-deco-bonbonni-re-with-floral-decor

Beautiful fans from Fan d’éventails, Paris. So useful if your corset lacing is too tight and you start to swoon at that holiday ball.

Fan. ca. 1910. Macaw feather with tortoiseshell.
Fan. ca. 1910. Macaw feather with tortoiseshell. Maker not known. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/2723-ara-eventail-en-plumes-vers-1910.html
Fan. ca. 1890.
Fan. ca. 1890. Black and red cock/rooster feathers and wood with marquetry. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/2722-black-and-red-feather-fan-cica-1890.html
Fan. ca. 1900.
Fan. ca. 1900. Armour fan encrusted with violet sequins with wooden sticks and guards. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2733-la-vie-en-violet-fan-circa-1900.html
Imperial pineapple fan. ca. 1805-1810.
Imperial pineapple fan, the pineapple being a tribute to the Empress Joséphine who was born on Martinique. ca. 1805-1810. Silk leaf embroidered with green silk thread and gold sequins with bone. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2729-imperial-pineapple-fan-circa-1805-10.html

Public (free) series post for December 1, 2019 and continuing with our series theme. Arts and Crafts, a movement with designs so beautiful they are still used today. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/31997948

Public (free) patreon series post just made live. Multiple images, not just this one. Enjoy! Arts and Crafts movement today. Hard to pick and choose but I’m thinking on getting the keychain.

Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please check what is available at the various levels and all that. Thanks! Sarah.

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Keychain in the William Morris “Strawberry Thief” pattern. 2019. Image © 1996-2019, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/stap-William-Morris-Keychain-Strawberry/dp/B07G226Y28

Paintings of people from other times and places by French artist Raphaël Delorme who lived from 1885 to 1952.

"La Gare de Rouen." 20th c.
“La Gare de Rouen.” 20th c. French. Image © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/raphael-delorme/la-gare-de-rouen
"Jeune Filles du Temple." 20th c.
“Jeune Filles du Temple.” 20th c. French. Oil on canvas. Image © estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.triggison.com/product-page/jeune-filles-du-temple
"Allegory of Medicine." 20th c. French. Oil on canvas.
“Allegory of Medicine.” 20th c. French. Oil on canvas. Image © estate of the artist. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/rapha%C3%ABl-delorme/allegory-of-medicine-0vAI8i_p195WgbuDT8fT8w2
"Galère au Port." 1928-30.
“Galère au Port.” 1928-30. Oil on board. From a private collection. Image © estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/raphael-delorme-1885-1962-galere-au-port-5791705-details.aspx

Illuminations from 14th and 15th century manuscripts in the collections of the British Library. British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts via mesa-medieval.org.

House of the Sun (detail).
House of the Sun (detail). 1444-1445. Made in Rouen, France. Attributed to the Talbot Master. Royal 15 E VI f. 18v. Image © The British Library. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=38834
Trees of the sun, moon and phoenix (detail).
Trees of the sun, moon and phoenix (detail). 1444-1445. Made in Rouen, France. Attributed to the Talbot Master. Royal 15 E VI f. 18v. Image © The British Library. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=38834
Initial-word panel. Shir (song) with a bear and a unicorn, at the beginning of Song of Songs (page detail).
Initial-word panel. Shir (song) with a bear and a unicorn, at the beginning of Song of Songs (page detail). 1300-1325. German. Additional 15282 f. 296v. Image © The British Library. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=52566
Historiated initial 'P'(uer) of the Nativity with a full border with naturalistic flowers including a rose, a columbine, and lilies, at the beginning of the mass of the Nativity.
Historiated initial ‘P'(uer) of the Nativity with a full border with naturalistic flowers including a rose, a columbine, and lilies, at the beginning of the mass of the Nativity. 1475-1525. Made in the Saint Gall region of Switzerland. British Library Harley 294. Image © The British Library. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=24700

Pages from presentation albums made for Lord Carrington who, with Lady Carrington, was a very popular governor of New South Wales, Australia from 1885 to 1890. This selection from the excellent blog bibliodyssey.blogspot.com

City of Ryde, page 1.
City of Ryde, page 1, Album 14. Collection of the State Archives and Records, New South Wales. Fair use license. via http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2015/08/all-hail-lord-carrington.html
City of Wagga Wagga
City of Wagga Wagga, page 1, Album 14. Collection of the State Archives and Records, New South Wales. Fair use license. via http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2015/08/all-hail-lord-carrington.html
Masonic Lodge.
Masonic lodge, page 1, Album 14. Collection of the State Archives and Records, New South Wales. Fair use license. via http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2015/08/all-hail-lord-carrington.html
City of Ryde, page 2, Album 14.
City of Ryde, page 2, Album 14. Collection of the State Archives and Records, New South Wales. Fair use license. via http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2015/08/all-hail-lord-carrington.html

And a link to more: https://records-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=ADLIB_RNSW110709216&context=L&vid=61SRA&lang=en_US&search_scope=Everything&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=default_tab&query=lsr01,exact,NRS-20455

Plates from the book “Early western travels, 1748-1846,” which featured annotated reprints from earlier volumes mostly of the sort meant to encourage Americans to head west. Published in 1904, it was edited by Thwaites, Reuben Gold Thwaites and published in Cleveland, Ohio.

Frontispiece from "A Narrative of a year's residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,"
Frontispiece. Taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n132
"Soda Springs."
“Soda Springs.” Page 251. Taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n251
"Chimney."
“Chimney.” Page 223. Taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n223
"Worship in the Desert,"
“Worship in the Desert,” page 146. taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Page 146. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain.https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n145