Drinking vessel, artist unknown, London, 1676
Drinking vessel in the form of a seated cat. The fur painted in alternate horizontal bands in blue and manganese-purple; the ears and the backward projection of the base coloured greenish turquoise-blue. On the chest in a heart-shaped cartouche inscribed with the initials “LTM” and date ‘1676’. Buff earthenware body with white tin glaze, outer part of base wiped entirely clean of glaze. An opening at top with a hollow interior. Press-moulded in two parts with a base inserted. Concave on underside.
Nightlight in the form of a cat, anoniem, c. 1760 - c. 1770
When a candle is placed inside the porcelain cat, the light shines through its eyes. The small lamp was intended for children who were afraid of the dark, but was also used to scare off rats. It comes from the collection assembled by the 18th-century Hague Sinologist Jean Theodore Royer.
Entomology or natural history of insects with their generic and specific characters, their description, synonymy, and illuminated Coleoptera( Beetles.); By Oliver, GA (Guillaume Antoine), 1756-1814 Audebert, JB (Jean Baptiste), 1759-1800 , ill. on Flickr.
A Paris :De l’Imprimerie de Baudoin,1789-1808.
The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam, George Hendrik Breitner, 1896
Stilleven met citroen en geslepen glas, Maria Margaretha van Os, 1823 - 1826
Repetitive pattern in white and greys on a black ground; stylised flowers, fruit […], Daniël Marot (I), 1703 - 1712