Category Archives: Art

From the Collection–Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Augustus III, King of Poland

Believe it or not, this imposing sculpture is made out of a material that we usually associate with teacups and figurines for our end tables.  That’s right–this two-and-a-half feet tall man is made out of porcelain! But it’s not just … Continue reading

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From the Collection–George Vicat Cole, At Arundel, Sussex

For those you who where able to see the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Salon-style hang in Gallery 10 a couple of years ago, this painting may look familiar.  This is because it is a Layton Art Collection painting that was brought … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Maria-Theresia van Thielen, Still Life with Parrot

This still life is probably one of the only signed paintings by Flemish flower painter Maria-Theresia van Thielen. It is truly a jewel of the collection! Maria-Theresia van Thielen was one of three daughters of flower painter Jan Philips van … Continue reading

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German Tankards and Steins: Part 8–Character Steins

Ready for some more laughs? In this post, we’ll be looking at more German steins meant to be amusing. The industrial revolution of the nineteenth century meant that more goods could be produced quickly and more people could afford those … Continue reading

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German Tankards and Steins: Part 7–Humorous Mettlach

Drinking games have long been a source of entertainment.  One only has to look at the proliferation of puzzle jugs dating back to the sixteenth century to see this.

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