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Mary Shelley’s seal, previously unknown, on one of the unpublished letters recently discovered in an Essex archive. As the Guardian reports, the letters date “between 1831, nine years after the death of her poet husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and 1849, when Mary Shelley was already unwell with the brain tumour that would kill her two years later.” (via)

Mary Shelley’s seal, previously unknown, on one of the unpublished letters recently discovered in an Essex archive. As the Guardian reports, the letters date “between 1831, nine years after the death of her poet husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and 1849, when Mary Shelley was already unwell with the brain tumour that would kill her two years later.” (via)

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uispeccoll:

 En garde, Prêt, Allez!
Images from The School of Fencing : With a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions Peculiar to the Art, by Domenico Angelo, London, 1787.

uispeccoll:

 En garde, Prêt, Allez!

Images from The School of Fencing : With a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions Peculiar to the Art, by Domenico Angelo, London, 1787.

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aleyma:

Jean Rousseau, Skull watch, 17th century (source).

aleyma:

Jean Rousseau, Skull watch, 17th century (source).

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design-is-fine:

Charlotte Isabelle Newman, jewellery from an album of 1,593 designs, 1848-84. Made by John Brogden, London. 1848-84

The Designs demonstrate the resourcefulness which made Newman indispensable to Brogden and also later led her to become the first woman artist-jeweller in late Victorian London. Newman trained at the Government Art School in South Kensington before joining the Brogden firm as a designer, probably in the mid-1860s.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk, via ewasleziona)

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Stockholm (detail), 1882

Stockholm (detail), 1882

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wandered around the holiday fair at Grand Central and came upon a booth selling some fantastic jewelry repurposed from antique origins. 
TIRANA JEWELRY 

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an antique Underwood {Shanghai, 11.2004}.

an antique Underwood {Shanghai, 11.2004}.

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palettes of famous artists: a fascinating read on how these preserved palettes give us insight into the psychology and methods of the old masters. 

palettes of famous artists: a fascinating read on how these preserved palettes give us insight into the psychology and methods of the old masters. 

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antique cup {Shanghai, 05.29.10}.

antique cup {Shanghai, 05.29.10}.

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A Pictorial History of American Currency. x.

A Pictorial History of American Currency. x.

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baby got bustle. via sealmaiden: The Fireplace by James Tissot

baby got bustle.
via sealmaiden: The Fireplace by James Tissot

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historical map of Europe circa 814 AD (death of Charlemagne).

historical map of Europe circa 814 AD (death of Charlemagne).

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ah, Leighton.
via mudwerks|lafronteradelasestrellas|trixietreats|moonweed|my-ear-trumpet|runawayrose:
The Light of the Harem by Frederic Leighton, 1880.

ah, Leighton.

via mudwerks|lafronteradelasestrellas|trixietreats|moonweed|my-ear-trumpet|runawayrose:

The Light of the Harem by Frederic Leighton, 1880.
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antique French engraving from 1838.

antique French engraving from 1838.

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ladies’ shoes, part 1.

ladies’ shoes, part 1.

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