Figural lamps from my new blogging friend Rick Hornwood who sent me the link to his website. These lamps are all to be found in his ebay store “CalLamps”. The last is a great dane porcelain figurine so not a lamp but also fun and then too my dog loving grandmother owned a pair of pedigreed great danes that my mother and her brother loved.

Light blue miniature figural Victorian oil lamp in the form of a French house. 1880s with the handle added later. Porcelain. Maker not given. Image © 1995-2022 eBay Inc. and Rick Hornwood. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/195378977201?hash=item2d7d7e99b1:g:Oy8AAOSw~6NjmTCB

Miniature figural patit oil lamp modeled as a snail in blue porcelain. Victorian. Maker not given. Image © 1995-2022 eBay Inc. and Rick Hornwood. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/195045738577?hash=item2d69a1c851:g:yOMAAOSwEJtie~kN

Jacob petit great dane figurine ink well in white porcelain. 19th c. French. Maker not given. Image © 1995-2022 eBay Inc. and Rick Hornwood. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/194508737315?hash=item2d499fcb23:g:nWcAAOSwJkBihwmO

Novelty Edwardian pincushions in sterling silver. Two animals and a canoe for them to paddle away in. Also a few more new friends that were made by other silver firms. Made by Levi and Salaman in Birmingham, England.

Pig. 1904.
Pig. 1904. Image © Harrington & Company Vintage Luxury & Collectables, Woolloongabba. Fair use license. via http://www.hnco.com.au/rare-1904-levi-salaman-english-sterling-silver-pig-cushion/
Elephant with raised trunk, engraved "Bramble Hill" on one side. 1905.
Elephant with raised trunk, engraved “Bramble Hill” on one side. 1905. Image ©2019 LoveAntiques.com. Fair use license. via https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-silver/edwardian-(1901-1914)/edwardian-silver-pin-cushion-elephant-raised-trunk-levi-and-salaman-1905-59211
Hedgehog pin cushion. 1906.
Hedgehog pin cushion. 1906. Image ©2019 LoveAntiques.com. Fair use license. via https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-silver/silver-pin-cushions/adorable-antique-silver-hedgehog-pin-cushion-levi-and-salaman-birmingham-1906-163248
Canoe pincushion. 1905.
Canoe pincushion. 1905. Image © I.Franks 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.ifranks.com/item/j0823-silver-pincushions
Standing camel novelty silver pincushion. 1905. Edwardian. Made in Birmingham, England by Sydney and Company. Image © Toovey’s Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/528577/an-edwardian-silver-novelty-pincushion-in-the-form-of-a-standing-camel
Silver novelty pincushion in the form of an ornamental pheasant standing on an oval base. 1905. Edwardian. British, made in Chester by Sampson Mordan and Company, Ltd. Image © Toovey’s Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/528578/an-edwardian-silver-novelty-pincushion-in-the-form-of-an

Saturated colors and amazing designs to lose yourself in for a November Sunday . . . . . .not a minimalist one in the bunch . . . .all from “L’Ornement Polychrome”, which covered two millennia of the enchanting world of decorative arts. Albert-Charles-Auguste Racinet (1825–1893), maker.

Greco-Roman. Plate IX. 1869.
Greco-Roman. Plate IX. 1869. Chromolithograph. Collection of the Grand Valley State University. via https://artgallery.gvsu.edu/Detail/objects/2828.

Egyptien. 1888.
Egyptien. 1888. From a scan by Raw Pixel. via https://links.fluate.net/index.php/?OMhVQA.

Primitif. 1888.
Primitif. 1888. From a scan by Raw Pixel. via https://links.fluate.net/index.php/?OMhVQA.

Moyen Age. ca. 1900.
Moyen Age. ca. 1900. via https://www.topsimages.com/images/byzantine-ornament-racinet-04.html.

Assyrien. Plate IV. 1869.
Assyrien. Plate IV. 1869. Collection the Grand Valley State University. via https://artgallery.gvsu.edu/Detail/objects/2561.

All images in the public domain in the United States and elsewhere because the maker died over 100 years ago.