Paintings of animals in the best French Rococo style. Jean-Baptiste Oudry, artist (1686-1755). Also did engraving and designed tapestries.

Screenshot (183)
“White greyhound.” 1748. Oil on canvas. Signed “JB. Oudry 1748”. Image © Didier Aaron New York and 2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation.Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jean-baptiste-oudry/white-greyhound-a-ogvdAmPSyGV6z1VmuAc9Nw2?utm_source=display&utm_medium=feature1&utm_campaign=gallery-network&utm_term=mrngaftn&utm_content=Didier-Aaron
Painting by Jean-Baptiste Oudry
“Clara the rhinoceros in Paris in 1749.” 1749. French. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Staatliches Museum, Schwerin. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clara_1749_Oudry.jpg
swan-attacked-by-a-dog-jean-baptiste-oudry
“Swan attacked by a dog.” 18th c. French. In the public domain due to age. via https://pixels.com/featured/swan-attacked-by-a-dog-jean-baptiste-oudry.html
Jean-Baptiste_Oudry_-_Hyena_(1739)
“Hyena in the fight with two dogs.” 1739. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Ludwigslust Palace, Ludwigslust. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Baptiste_Oudry_-_Hyena_(1739).jpg

Silver soup tureens from 18th century France with animals on the lids hoping they never fall in. From various collections and all made in Paris.

Tureen with crayfish. 1749. French. Silver.
Tureen with crayfish. 1749. French. Silver, cast in several parts and soldered together. Étienne-Jacques Marcq, silversmith (born ca. 1705–1781). Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tureen in the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/462598
Tureen with sea creatures.
Tureen, stand and cover with sea creatures. Modeled on an actual sea shell. One of two tureens made for Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston, in 1735-1740. Silver. Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, designer. Made by Pierre-François Bonnestrenne and Henry Adnet. Image © Cleveland Museum of Art. Fair use license. via http://cefiro.main.jp/Juste_Aurele_Meissonier.html
Tureen with lid with boar's heads and forelegs ornamenting either end with vegetables, crustaceans, and other game on the lid.
Tureen with lid with boar’s heads and forelegs ornamenting either end with vegetables, crustaceans, and other game on the lid. Part of a large dinner service ordered by Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Comte de Toulouse in 1727. 1733-1734. French. Thomas Germain, silversmith. Image © 2019 Detroit Institute of Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/tureen-lid-liner-and-stand-45774