Vases almost too pretty to use. Design drawings tricked out in watercolor and gold by Austrian painter and architect Franz Staudigl, designer for the Viennese Serapis-Wahliss line of hand-decorated white earthenware. 1910’s.

Design drawing for a vase with a black diamond motif and gold, blue and green decorations around the center.
Design drawing for a vase with a black diamond motif and gold, blue and green decorations around the center. No date. Watercolor, graphite and gold leaf on paper. Collection of the Wolfsonian – Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF029075/00001/citation
Design drawing for a hexagonal vase with a dark blue vase neck and green and gold decorations.
Design drawing for a hexagonal vase with a dark blue vase neck and green and gold decorations. No date. Watercolor, ink and gold leaf on paper. Collection of the Wolfsonian – Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF029073/00001/citation
Design drawing for a vase. Made in Vienna around 1900.
Design drawing for a vase. Made in Vienna around 1900. Watercolor on paper. Part of a convolute of 70 drawings, watercolors and gouaches with designs of the Austrian painter and architect Franz Staudigl. Image © 2019 Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller. Fair use license. via https://www.klinebooks.com/pages/books/43793/franz-staudigl/contributions-to-ornamentation-with-70-original-artworks
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Jugendstil page and chapter headings along with a few illustrations from the art journal “Kunst und Jugend.” 1909. Bund Deutscher Kunsterzieher (editor). Collection of and digitalized by Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg, Germany.

Abbildung (illustration) 2 . Page 3.
Abbildung (illustration) 2 . Page 3. E. Bollmann, illustrator. Image © © Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kunst_jugend1909/0013/image
Abbildung (illustration) 1. Page 2.
Abbildung (illustration) 1. Page 2. E. Bollmann, illustrator. Image © Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kunst_jugend1909/0012/image
Abbildung (illustration 3). Page 112.
Abbildung (illustration 3). Page 112. A. H. P, illustrator. Image © Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kunst_jugend1909/0132/image
download (2)Work of the graphic department of the Munich School of Arts, Direktor Godron, leader.
Work of the graphic department of the Munich School of Arts, Direktor Godron, leader. Abbildung (illustration) 7. Page 68. Image © Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kunst_jugend1909/0084/image
Abilldung (illustration) 21. Page 167.
Abilldung (illustration) 21. Page 167. Image © Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kunst_jugend1909/0191/image

Renaissance Revival odds and ends. Arriving around 1860 it’s looped back a few times. Public (free) series post from my summer revival series for August 11, 2019, over on my patreon.com page. Link below.

 

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These are turning up way more items than I had thought they would which is wonderful but which also means that there’s more coming. . . .
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Brooch/Pendant. ca. 1875. Italian.
Brooch/Pendant. ca. 1875. Italian. Renaissance Revival in style. Gold with a central ruby cameo, diamond an pearl. Augusto Castellani, goldsmith (1829-1914). Many thanks to my good friend Christian De Bor who sent me the link. In the public domain. via pinterest.com and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1437557276387094&set=a.170724886403679&type=3&eid=ARA-u4e3j5f0FSWctYMRXPqQCbur0WmLmCYxOYambxk5BytbGplCvXAVozrKiaVnoNw0maF0cJXj-3oE

Girls in white and red on holiday at the sea. British. Philip Wilson Steer, painter (1860-1942).

"The Beach at Walberswick." ca 1889.
“The Beach at Walberswick.” ca 1889. Oil paint on wood. Collection of the Tate Gallery, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/steer-the-beach-at-walberswick-n05351
"Girls Running, Walberswick Pier." 1888-1894.
“Girls Running, Walberswick Pier.” 1888-1894. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Tate Gallery, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/steer-girls-running-walberswick-pier-n06008
"Boulogne Sands." 1888-91.
“Boulogne Sands.” 1888-91. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Tate Gallery, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/steer-boulogne-sands-n05439
"Two girls on a Pierhead Walberswick." ca. 1887.
“Two girls on a Pierhead Walberswick.” ca. 1887. Image © 2019 Orwell Press Art Publishing. Fair use license. via https://orwellpressartpublishing.com/philip-wilson-steer-artist.php

Silver toothpick holders all shaped like swans to make any day sparkle. One a cocktail stick set in chrome and bakelite but it fits right in. Different dates and makers.

Swan toothpick holder. No date. Art Deco.
Swan toothpick holder. No date. Art Deco. Silverplate with a red bakelite head. Napier, maker. Image © 2019 The Hour Shop, Alexandria. Fair use license. via https://thehourshop.com/collections/napier/products/napier-swan-toothpick-holder
Cut-glass and silver swan toothpick holder.
Cut-glass and silver swan toothpick holder. 1960’s. Cut-glass and silver. E Ltd, maker. Import hallmarks for London 1964. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group). Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/burstow-and-hewett/catalogue-id-srburs10187/lot-977a1ce4-d63a-44ea-ac9f-a93b00f5d4a4
Swan or crane toothpick holder. 1930's. Art Deco.
Swan or crane toothpick holder. 1930’s. Art Deco. Silverplate. Napier, maker. In the public domain. via etsy.com and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/216172850838019275/
Toothpick holder modeled as a swan standing on a wire-work foliate base and holding a branch in its beak on a square pedestal with octagon galleried base with four feet.
Toothpick holder modeled as a swan standing on a wire-work foliate base and holding a branch in its beak on a square pedestal with octagon galleried base with four feet. Made in Lisbon, Portugal around 1875. Silver. Makers mark of “JXC” unidentified (Almeida L-385). Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-portuguese-silver-toothpick-holder-makers-mark-5164124-details.aspx
Swan cocktail stick set. Art Deco.
Swan cocktail stick set. Art Deco. French. Chrome and bakelite. Has twelve bakelite-topped cocktail sticks and a hardwood base. Image © divine-style-french-antiques.com. Fair use license. via https://divine-style-french-antiques.com/product/french-art-deco-chrome-bakelite-cocktail-stick-set-in-chrome-swan/

Art lost out there someplace and gradually inching back. American fantasy art. Henry Joseph Darger Jr, artist (1892-1973).

"Giant Roverine With Young All Poisonous All Islands of Universan Seas and Oceans. Also in Calverina Angelinia and Abbiennia."
“Giant Roverine With Young All Poisonous All Islands of Universan Seas and Oceans. Also in Calverina Angelinia and Abbiennia.” Mid 20th c. Image © Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo credit: James Prinz, © American Folk Art Museum / Art Resource, NY. Fair use license. via https://fnewsmagazine.com/2017/04/multitudes-of-enthusiasm-henry-darger-at-125/
"Human Headed Blengins." mid 20th c.
“Human Headed Blengins.” mid 20th c. Watercolor, pencil, and carbon tracing on pieced paper. © the Estate of the artist. Image © American Folk Art Museum and ResearchGate 2019. Photo © James Prinz. Fair use license. via https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Henry-Darger-Human-Headed-Blengins-mid-twentieth-century-watercolor-pencil-and_fig10_311964502
Untitled work. ca. 1940-1950.
Untitled work. ca. 1940-1950. Collage with watercolor, carbon transfer and pencil on pieced paper. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2019 Verizon Media. (Huffington Post). Fair use license. via https://www.huffpost.com/entry/henry-darger_n_6565294

Vases with their own glorious scenery to match what you can see out the window. Maybe prettier. Scenic vellum vases, glazed stoneware from Rockwood Pottery of Cincinnati. 20th century. American.

Vellum glazed river scene vase. mid 20th c.
Vellum glazed river scene vase. mid 20th c. Painted by Edward Timothy Hurley for Rockwood. Stamped “RP XLVIII 6920” on the base. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/rookwood-vellum-glazed-river-scene-vase-edward-timothy-hurley/id-f_8889123/
Scenic vellum vase with road and forest. 1922.
Scenic vellum vase with road and forest. 1922. Ceramic. Painted by Fred Rothenbusch for Rockwood. Image courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/61819281_f-rothenbusch-rookwood-scenic-vellum-vase
Scenic vellum vase. 1909.
Scenic vellum vase. 1909. Ceramic. Markings: Artist’s monogram incised on bottom, underglaze: “ETH.”, “V” impressed on bottom, underglaze: “RP” cipher with 14 flames, “IX” beneath “925 B/V”. Collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. In the public domain. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18618515/
Scenic vellum ovoid vase. 1908.
Scenic vellum ovoid vase. 1908. Ceramic. Painted by Fred Rothenbusch for Rockwood. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/rookwood-pottery/unusual-scenic-vellum-ovoid-vase-painted-by-fred-LiV5pB8gUrZ2ABdTBny6rA2