Hitting the books for my midterm. Here is a quadruple silver-plate basket. Quadruple plate means that an item is coated with three times as much silver as other items with the electroplating process. I can’t find much information on this item except that it was likely made by the Meriden Brittania silver-plate company because of the lion hallmark on the bottom. The ‘275’ code doesn’t bring up any information. My guess is that is is from the second half, more likely the last quarter of the 19th century. If it is truly from Meriden Brittania, then it can not have been made any later than 1898 when Meriden merged with others to become International Silver Company. I’m now using it as a tea caddy. I’d like to find a brass lion’s head planter for pens and pencils. Yes, I drink English Breakfast blend. ☕️#antiques#history#silverplate#1800s#19thcentury#vintage#quadrupleplate#meridenconnecticut#silverplatehallmarks
Late 19th century patinated bronze model of a Berber by Emile Pinedo Paris. The Berber portrayed in traditionally attire, walking and holding a water jar in each hand, the naturalistically cast rectangular base stamped in the maquette 'PINEDO PARIS' and applied with a plaque to the front inscribed 'PRIX DE ROME’
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Brazilian Baroque 3. The settee, perhaps no more elegant icon of tropical luxury. These are extremely formal, almost more sculpture than seat, meant for your best room in your mansion, because let’s face it, comfy lounging wasn’t the goal here. The patron who commissioned such pieces was making a statement about his wealth, taste, and refinement. Such delicate detailing in hard, black jacarandá could only be Brazilian, expressing the magnitude of the broad horizontal landscape, the rhythmic pulsation of sinuous line, a song in wood. Caning and open airy structure is ideal for the body to breathe in these sticky sweaty climes of the northern regions of the country. Who wants dank upholstery? 2 and 5 show a taste for the neoclassical Roman triclinium, while the hips on the table in 3 swell and sway with such luscious exaggerated curves that the French only dreamed their cabriole legs might dance. While you’re at it, add some red and black lacquer and gold leaf for a little excessive good measure. 5 is a stunner: made in Recife, with such delightful even regal movement any gentleman would bow with respect in the presence of her generous grace. Genteel to the max. #brasil#barroco#brazil#baroque#18thcentury#19thcentury#jacaranda#furniture#design#hipsfordays#curves#luscious#gentlemen#prefer#brazilian#dance#song#tropical#luxury#wood#interiordesign#recife#bahia#salvador
These crumbling “pepper-pot” towers are the only remnants of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary; everything else was demolished a few years ago. They date back to 1894, when the infirmary was redesigned after a typhoid outbreak. Not sure how, but the layout, with its onion-shaped towers, was meant to prevent the disease from coming back.
Sir András Schiff. Just brilliant. He gave a short speech on music appreciation. Played a lot of Brahms, Schumann, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. And four Hungarian encores. 👌🏻
Thanks for suggesting this @2hi2u
"[Young artists] should go to Nature in all singleness of heart, and walk with her laboriously and trustingly, having no other thoughts but how best to penetrate her meaning, and remember her instructions, rejecting nothing, selecting nothing, and scorning nothing; believing all things to be right and good, and rejoicing in the truth." - Ruskin, Modern Painters, 1843.
Picture : John Atkinson Grimshaw, A Mossy Glen, 1864.
This red gilded diary was one of many slightly damaged tomes at the 1 Euro section of the book market in the Hague. Right from the moment I saw it, I thought it may be a nice simple repair project and a gift for my daughter.
With this project I finally found use for some of the marbled paper I bought from @katyebru last spring - check one of the last photos :) You'll find the full story at iBookBinding.com