Brilliantly colored porcelain painted by Narcisse Vivien whose work is often of birds and with a platinum ground. Late 19th century. French.

Pair of vases, the decoration with birds on flower branches. ca. 1875-1880. French. Porcelain. Maker’s marks: signed “NVIVIEN”: under the base of each vase. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/addiction-benjamin-steinitz/a-pair-of-paris-porcelain-vases-by-narcisse-vivien
Pair of porcelain platinum ground reticulated vases, each of cylindrical form flanked by ring handles. Finely painted with birds perched on flowering branches eying insects in flight, the rim pierced with alternating ovolo and a dot pattern. ca. 1878. French. Porcelain. Maker’s marks: Raised sunburst pad marks, both signed with an NV monogram for Narcisse Vivien. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-paris-porcelain-platinum-ground-reticulated-5607615-details.aspx
Pair of oviform porcelain platinum ground pot-pourri vases and pierced covers, finely painted in the Japonisme taste with either cardinals or parakeets perched among flowering branches, the rims and finial enriched in black tracery. ca. 1880. Made in Paris, France. The painting likely by Narcisse Vivien. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-paris-porcelain-platinum-ground-5426465-details.aspx

Little accent pieces for your hall table from the height of various décor enthusiams from a little bit back, 1800 to 1900 to be exact. French. Various designers and makers.

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Vase. Chinoiserie. ca. 1900. French. Enamel with gilt bronze mounts in the motif of fô dogs and bamboo branches. Attributed to Edouard Lièvre. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/rare-cloisonne-enamel-vase-gilt-bronze-mounts-france-attributed-to-lievre/i

Teapot in the design of a stylized hare, the handle having spinning top attachments and ivory insulators and the cover with a ball grip. Japonisme. 1876-1877. Made in Paris.
Teapot in the design of a stylized hare, the handle having spinning top attachments and ivory insulators and the cover with a ball grip. Japonisme, inspired by a Japanese bronze. 1876-1877. Metal. Made in Paris by Christofle after an Emile Reiber design. Stamped “Christofle” and “959661.” Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/theiere-lievre-en-metal-argente-par-christofle-6168745-details.aspx

Bronze candelabra made with antique French doré bronze and Chinese Export porcelain. Orientalist.
Bronze candelabra made with antique French doré bronze and Chinese Export porcelain, with three hand chiseled ormolu elephants supporting each candelabra. Orientalist. ca. 1880. French. Designed by Edouard Lièvre. Made and signed by Ferdinand Barbedienne. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/pair-of-porcelain-dore-bronze-candelabra-barbedienne-edouard-lievre/id-f_2690473/

Paintings of Dutch women at home, all in the best Japonisme manner with dresses that were made to look like kimonos which was right on trend.George Hendrik Breitner, painter (1857-1923). Impressionst school, he was also a photographer.

"The Earring." 1893. Oil on canvas.
“The Earring.” 1893. Oil on canvas. Image © Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/en/collection/artworks/101543/the-earring

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“Vrouw in Japansche kimono (Geesje Kwak)” (Girl in a white kimono). ca. 1893. Oil on canvas. Signed “G.H Breitner” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/george-hendrik-breitner-rotterdam-1857-1923-amsterdam-5827262-details.aspx

"Girl in Red Kimono." ca. 1893.
“Girl in Red Kimono.” ca. 1893. Oil on canvas. Image © 2020 MCH Group | Curiator. Fair use license. via https://curiator.com/art/george-hendrik-breitner/girl-in-red-kimono-1

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"Stork and Four Frogs." ca. 1889.
“Stork and Four Frogs.” ca. 1889. French. Japonisme. Distemper on red-dyed cotton fabric in a three-paneled screen. Pierre Bonnard, artist (1867-1947). Private collection. Image courtesy the Athenaeum. via https://eclecticlight.co/2018/05/08/pierre-bonnard-japonisme-and-the-nabis-1888-1892/