How to live an Art Déco life even if you haven’t a clue. Pochoir printed plates from Jean Badovici, and Émile Jacques Ruhlmann’s 1924-1925 book “Harmonies” [intérieurs de Ruhlmann]. Published by Albert Morancé in Paris. Ruhlmann having been a leader of the Art Déco movement in Paris at that time.

Bedroom in the Hotel du Collectionneur.
Bedroom in the Hotel du Collectionneur. 1925. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.pinterest.ru/pin/314407617730903475/
Boudoir-Bibliothèque. 1918. Plate 12.
Boudoir-Bibliothèque. 1918. Plate 12. Image © 2000-2019 Biblio, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.biblio.com/book/harmonies-interieurs-ruhlman-presentes-jean-badovici/d/537379428
Niche. 1918.
Niche. 1918. Image © 2019 Pollaro Custom Furniture, Inc. Fair use license. via http://ruhlmann.info/interiors/
Sitting room.
Sitting room. Image © 2019 Pollaro Custom Furniture, Inc. Fair use license. via http://ruhlmann.info/interiors/
Interior.
Interior. Undated. Image © 2019 Pollaro Custom Furniture, Inc. Fair use license. via http://ruhlmann.info/interiors/
Bedroom interior.
Bedroom interior. Early 20th c. Image © 2019 Pollaro Custom Furniture, Inc. Fair use license. via http://www.jbdesign.it/idesignpro/art%20dec%C3%B2.html
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Rooms in the dacha at Peterhof just waiting for a grand duchess to walk in the door. 1850’s. Russian. Watercolors by Luigi Premazzi, artist (1814-1891).

Bathroom in the Dacha. Peterhof. 1852. Watercolor.
Bathroom in the Dacha. Peterhof. 1852. Watercolor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/deutsch/kunst/kuenstler/kunstdruck/luigi-premazzi/8787/1/138168/datscha/index.htm
Interior, Peterhof dacha. 19th c.
Interior, Peterhof dacha. 19th c. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/english/fine-art/artist/image/luigi-premazzi/8787/1/138173/datscha/index.htm
Interior, Peterhof dacha. 1852.
Interior, Peterhof dacha. 1852. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/deutsch/kunst/kuenstler/kunstdruck/luigi-premazzi/8787/1/140168/datscha/index.htm

Watercolors from various outings involving Edward VII as Prince of Wales. All of them by Sydney Prior Hall. Living from 1842 to 1922 he mostly painted grand royal scenes but he did these too.

The Prince of Wales Visit to India 1876: Madras racecourse, near Guindy Park, 15 December. The Prince in his box watching a race through field-glasses. 1870's.
The Prince of Wales Visit to India 1876: Madras racecourse, near Guindy Park, 15 December. The Prince in his box watching a race through field-glasses. 1870’s. Image © Royal Collections Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.illustrationhistory.org/illustrations/the-prince-of-wales-visit-to-india-1876-madras-racecourse-near-guindy-park
"The Royal Barge at Lisbon." 1876.
“The Royal Barge at Lisbon.” 1876. Royal Collections Trust. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Royal_Barge_at_Lisbon_(1876)_-_Sydney_Prior_Hall.png
The Hall of Audience in the palace of Abdin.
“The Hall of Audience in the palace of Abdin.” ca. 1876. Pencil sketches under watercolor. Image © Royal Collections Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/923284

An envisioning. . . 1980 with another afternoon slipping into dusk on the outskirts of Duluth.

Minnesota and January into another February. Memories of being somewhere warmer but back there so far it’s more of a mirage than anything else.

Big house on the coast near Havana, a dining table so long it looked to be slipping into the sea and maid after maid. Father an attorney downtown and a mother that party planned when she wasn’t sipping her way through another pitcher of daiquiris.

But better. America never home. Home for husbands and children but not for oneself. No, snow and ice with lines on telephone poles where it came up to so high even the tall gentleman who lives down the street has to jump as high as he can to touch it.

But one day. Out in that tiny boat when the revolution came and mother clung to all the way to Florida.

Two albums filled with pictures that were under the seat and nothing more . . . dinner party for one of the ambassadors . . . only a mayoress now and a table by the window but the rest only a dream anyway . . . doesn’t really matter that it was all real . . .

Dinner party at the home of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Undated.
Dinner party at the home of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Undated. Photographer not known. via https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62525518_10218952356180838_7495592073328852992_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQlnw5zX1UmQaywOvSF_Grxgtl8fFLwxOajDy9NSPWsDZP8qV8kFuPerErruDkWSztE&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl1-1.fna&oh=dc8b52968fcc312f829adb3ea8aaf6c7&oe=5D8C257C

 

Vases by Zsolnay Porcelánmanufaktúra Zrt of Hungary. Various dates but all beautiful.

Vase with Japanese motifs. 1915.
Vase with Japanese motifs. 1915. Image © Virág Judit Galéria, Budapest. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/654288652095164228/
Ibis vase. Undated.
Ibis vase. Undated. Hergelth Géza és Tyeklár Ildikó, designers. Image Time&Arts Porcelán © 2017. Fair use license. via http://www.timeandartsporcelan.hu/termek/zsolnay-ibisz-vaza-limitalt-1170762/
Vase. 1890-1900.
Vase. 1890-1900. Image © Inter- Art Holding Kft. 2019. Fair use license. via http://csokantikvitas.hu/zsolnay-vaza/
Vase.
Vase. Stamped Zsolnay Five Church Hungary Brand, Mrs Fülöpp Zsuzsanna Decor. Image 2010-2019 © Pintér Aukciósház Kft. Fair use license. via https://pinteraukcioshaz.hu/zsolnay-vaza

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

More sterling silver oceanic dinnerware from various firms. Late 19th century. Mostly American.

Serving pieces with seaweed decorated bowls and tines.
Serving pieces with seaweed decorated bowls and tines. Jelly spoon, two lettuce forks and a pickle fork. ca. 1890. American. Sterling silver and ivory. Whiting, New York, maker. Image © Charlton Hall Auction, West Columbia, South Carolina. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/whiting-ivory-pattern-silver-serving-pieces-4pcs-D904BF5A8D?utm_source=house&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=exclusive&utm_content
Polar bear ice bowl with an applied icicle rim. 1874.
Polar bear ice bowl with an applied icicle rim and a pierced inset liner. 1874. Made in Birmingham, England. Silver. Hallmarked. Horace Woodward, silversmith. Image © Britannia Fine Antique Silver. Fair use license. via http://www.silverperfect.com/Inventory/rarehollowware1.html
Bowl with three applied turtles and seaweed. ca. 1880.
Bowl with three applied turtles and seaweed. ca. 1880. American. Hammered silver in a Japanese style with the interior engraved with seaweed to match the etched seaweed on the outside. Sterling silver. Tiffany, maker. Image © Britannia Fine Antique Silver. Fair use license. via http://www.silverperfect.com/Inventory/archives/tfnyturtlebldetail.html
Seahorse fish servers. ca. 1890.
Seahorse fish servers. ca. 1890. American. Hammered silver with applied decoration. Whiting, New York, maker. Image © 1998-2019 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=imgres&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwil9Z7d5O7iAhXN1VkKHYOJAjkQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rubylane.com%2Fitem%2F1374855-4533%2FWHITING-Antique-Hammered-Sterling-Silver-applied&psig=AOvVaw3qC0J8bvqBFLw-LFDDlBlw&ust=1560801474659884
Set of twelve five o'clock tea spoons, many with oceanic themes, including crabs, fish and seaweed. ca. 1888.
Set of twelve five o’clock tea spoons, many with oceanic themes, including crabs, fish and seaweed. ca. 1888. American. Sterling silver. Gorham Silver, Providence, Rhode Island. Image 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/gorham-rare-original-set-of-12-antique-sterling-silver-five-oclock-tea-spoons-providence-ri-c-1889