Illuminations of what the duchess of Bavaria kept in her jewelry box under the love letters from her distant admirers. From the wonderful Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria. Commissioned in 1552, Munich court painter Hans Müelich, illuminator

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Inkwells and caskets in gold, one made for a Russian tsar and another commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Fritz von Miller (1840-1921). he did designing and worked in bronze and gold with a workshop in Munich, Bavaria.

Casket. ca. 1880-85.
Casket. ca. 1880-85. German. Ebony, ivory, silver, gilded metal, lapis lazuli, and amber. Fritz von Miller, designer. Image © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/File:02.86-SC39657.jpg
Inkstand. 1864.
Inkstand with ornamentation that includes mythical and allegorical figures such as Hercules and the Hydra, Time, and Victory. 1864. Commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as recognition for the royal physician Doctor Ignatz von Zauber in recognition of his twenty-five years of service in the city of Munich’s government. Silver, gilt-bronze, and enamel with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Designed by Von Miller in partnership with jeweler Adam Hausinger. Photo by John Faier, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Image © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Fair use license. via http://driehausmuseum.org/exhibitions/collection-highlights
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III.
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III. 1883. Made in Munich, Germany. Silver, enamel, hardstone, rock crystal, and gilt-bronze with tooled leather. Inscribed “The Gift of the German State in the year of our Lord, 1883, on the day of the Coronation, Saint Petersburg, the 15th of May.” (English translation). signed at one end “Fritz von Miller München”. Image © Sotheby’s 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-and-silver-n09068/lot.367.html

Frescoes from 19th century Munich. Wilhelm von Kaulbach, German artist. Living from 1805 to 1874, he also illustrated books. Associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting.

Fighting a chimera in the wig era, design for a fresco at the Neue Pinakothek. 1850.
Fighting a chimera in the wig era, design for a fresco at the Neue Pinakothek. 1850. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Neue Pinakothek, Munich. Photo credit: the Yorck Project. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wilhelm_von_Kaulbach_003.jpg
Iron foundry, Munich showing the casting of the "Mama Bavaria" statue. 1854.
Iron foundry, Munich showing the casting of the “Mama Bavaria” statue. 1854. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/26095468@N04/8357453468
"King Ludwig I, Surrounded by Scholars and Artists, Descends from the Throne to View the Sculptures and Paintings Presented to Him." 1848.
“King Ludwig I, Surrounded by Scholars and Artists, Descends from the Throne to View the Sculptures and Paintings Presented to Him.” 1848. Collection of the Neue Pinakothek Museum, Munich. In the public domain due to age. via http://ludwigthefirst.weebly.com/wilhelm-von-kaulbach.html

Jewels that glow and gleam from the pages of Duchess Anna of Bavaria’s Jewel Book. Almost as much fun as having them be part of your trousseau. Munich court painter Hans Müelich, artist. 1552.

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Living large and life to the max at the turn of the last century. Gabriel Schachinger, artist. Born in 1850 in Munich he at one point was a pet painter of the mad Ludwig II of Bavaria who never wore one fur if you could wear three. Something that obviously rubbed off in a big way.

"Pene d'Amore." Undated.
“Pene d’Amore.” Undated. via https://rceliamendonca.com/2013/03/10/nem-tudo-so-flores-galeria-2/.
"Ludwig II of Bavaria as the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of Saint George" (detail). 1887.
“Ludwig II of Bavaria as the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of Saint George” (detail). 1887. Detail image via clipground.com. Collection of the Schloss Herrenchiemsee. See the entire portrait here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ludwig_II_portrait_by_Gabriel_Schachinger.jpg
"Sweet Reflections." 1886.
“Sweet Reflections.” 1886. Collection of the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia. via https://woodmereartmuseum.org/explore-online/collection/sweet-reflections.

Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years.