~ Ornaments ~

~ True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park • Frank Lloyd Wright ~
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A cultured pearl, diamond, ruby and enamel bat brooch. Age uncertain, but in the Art Nouveau style. The body set with a pear-shaped pearl of grey tint, the outstretched wings decorated with pliqué-à- jour enamel, with single-cut diamond detail and ruby eyes, diamonds approx. 0.50ct. total, width 8.2cm.

Age uncertain, but in the Art Nouveau style. The body set with a pear-shaped pearl of grey tint, the outstretched wings decorated with pliqué-à- jour enamel, with single-cut diamond detail and ruby eyes

Frederick Hurten Rhead for University City Pottery, 1911. Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Art Nouveau vase ~ "Frederick Hurten Rhead for University City Pottery, Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike by Mahealani Palepale. Wing Victory of Samothrace, also identified as the Goddess of Victory, Nike, was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on a small island of Samothrace. This immaculate sculpture stands at 3.28m (11 feet) and is erected of Parian marble for the figurine and Gray Lartos marble for the base in which she stands on the bow of a vessel.

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike

Has anyone noticed that Nike statues are always headless? of Victory! Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Greek statue (marble), century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Italian Queen Marie-Jose’s antique jewelry at Christies London auction ~ Queen Marie-Jose diamond, yellow gold and natural pearls tiara, estimate

Spoon and fork, 3rd century A.D.; Imperial Roman; Silver; L. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) This elegant and unusual eating implement doubles as both a spoon and a fork, the latter intended more for picking up food from a serving dish than for eating from one's own plate. The handle is decorated with a spotted panther, an animal often associated with the god Dionysos.

Spoon and fork, dated century A. Imperial Roman, made of silver The Metropolitan Museum of Art

French benetier  FleaingFrance Brocante

French benetier Fleaing France Brocante Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

A sapphire and diamond set peacock brooch

A Sapphire and Diamond set Peacock brooch The body engraved with textured detail, the head with Ruby eye, to tail feathers set with cabochon Sapphires and Diamond highlights, stamped to the reverse with Asprey case, length .

TIFFANY & COMPANY 18K DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, TURQUOISE AND ENAMELED BROOCH.

A Tiffany & Co. 18 K Diamond, Sapphire, Turquoise, and Emerald Bird on Branch Brooch.

Barcelona Architecture, Architecture Details, Amazing Architecture, Architecture Interior Design, Column Capital, Architectural Columns, Stuck, Moulding, Cladding

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