Christmas Menu

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American Christmas postcard, c. 1900

 

 

Grace

Conscience, clear

Kindness          Good Cheer

Tender Memories

Charity, served with discretion

Peace, Love, Truth

Long Life stuffed with Usefulness

Heart, Fond and True, a large Portion

Affection         Happiness

Sweet Thoughts

Best Wishes for Absent Friends

Mitzpeh (don’t know the meaning)

 

Wishing those of you who celebrate Christmas this day joy of the day and of the season!

 

 

 

 

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One of several tables set for a Christimas meal at Winterthur, Delaware: legacy of Henry F. du Pont

 

 

 

Fish Market, 1568, oil on Baltic oak, Joachim Beuckelaer, Netherlandish, 1533-1575.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

Most of the paintings in this post are ‘genre’ paintings of a type which developed in Holland in the seventeenth century.  This painting, the museum notes, is the earliest of this type and preceded the form by a half-century.

The museum also notes that the subtext of this painting, which does not contain any obvious religious motif, is to warn against the excesses of the pleasures of the flesh.  The housewife, out shopping for fish with her vessel to receive them, crosses her hands over the mouth of her vessel against the temptation of succulent salmon.

 

 

Kitchen Scene, and details, 1620’s, oil on canvas.  Peter Wtewael, 1596-1660, Dutch.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

Tureen: tin-glazed earthenware. Brussels, Belgium c. 1800

 

 

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Adam and Eve.  Earthenware (slipware) , 1601, north Netherands, private collection on loan to Winterthur, Delaware in 2018

 

 

 

Details of Still Life with Grapes and Game, 1630, oil on panel.  Franz Snyders, Flemish, 1579-1657.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

Detail of a Platter, late 15th century. Manises, Spain.  Robert Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

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Tureen made in Brussels, Belgium by Philippe Mombaers, c. 1755.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

 

A Kitchen, c. 1643, oil on wood.  Hendrick Sorgh, 1609/11-1670, Dutch.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

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Earthenware creamware tureen.  Staffordshire, England, 1759-80

 

 

Still Life with a Glass and Oysters, oil on wood, c. 1640.  Jan Davidsz de Heem, 1606-1683/84.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

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Tureen: porcelain, made at the Vincennes Factory in 1756 three years before the factory relocated to Sevres, France

 

 

 

Still Life with Lobster and Fruit,and details, oil and wood, thought to be early 1650s.  Abraham van Beyeren, 1620/21-1690, Dutch.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

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Tureen: earthenware (creamware).  Staffordshire, England, 1759-80.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

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Charger with St. George Slaying the Dragon, 1907, earthenware with polychrome and luster glazes.  Walter Crane, 1845-1915, British and Charles E. Cundell (fl. 1907-1914).  Delaware Art Museum

 

 

 

Dishes with Oysters, Fruit and Wine, and detail, oil on panel, 1620/25.  Osias Beert the Elder, active 1596-1623, Flemish.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

 

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Lead-glazed earthenware, late 16th century.  Follower of Bernard Palissy, 1510-1590, French.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

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Earthenware (creamware), Staffordshire, England, 1760-70.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

Soup bowl: earthenware made at Apt, Vaucluse, France c. 1780.

Two colours of clay combined to resemble agate. Very popular in England and made in Apt for that market

 

 

 

Still Life with Asparagus and Red Currants, 1696, oil on canvas.  Adriaen Coorte, 1683-1707, Dutch.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

 

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Earthenware (creamware), Wedgewood Etruria Factory, Staffordshire, England, 1872.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

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Tureen, porcelain: unknown maker, French, 19th century.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

Still Life, Fish, and detail, c. 1903, oil on canvas.  William Merritt Chase, 1849-1916, American.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

 

 

 

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Tureen: tin-glazed earthenware.  Rato Factory, Portugal, 1767-1771.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

DSC00356Tureen: earthenware (pearlware), ?John Turner factory, Staffordshire, England, 1800, Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

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Tureen: porcelain, Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, London, 1750-60, Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

Still Life with Artichokes and Tomatoes in a Landscape, and detail, oil on canvas.  Luis Melendez, Spanish, 1716-1780. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

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Porcelain, Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, London, 1755-1777

 

 

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Porcelain, China, 1760-1780.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

Still Life with a Ham and a Roemer, and detail, c. 1631-1634, oil on canvas.  Willem Claesz Heda, 1594-1680/82, Dutch

 

 

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Miniature dishes with ham:  Red border: porcelain, Europe, 1810-60.  Colourless edges: creamware, thought to be Staffordshire, England, 1780-1810.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

Silver Gander (Chinese Gander), 1943, wood with silver gilding.  Frederick W. Harer, 1879-1948, American.  Philadelphia Art Museum

 

 

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Tureen:  tin-glazed ‘delft’ earthenware made in the factory of Justus Brouwer, Delft, Holland, c.1755-1780

 


Still life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza and Glassware, and detail, 1653, oil on wood.  Willem Claesz Heda, 1594-1680, Dutch.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

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Tureen: porcelain, 1750-1800, China.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

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Tureen: tin-glazed earthenware, Strasbourg Factory, 1750-60, France. Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

The Silver Tureen, and detail,1728, oil on canvas.  Jean Simeon Chardin, 1699-1779, French.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

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Tureen: tin-glazed earthenware made c. 1770 at Kiel, northern Germany.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

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Tureen: porcelain, Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, London, 1750-60.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

Hard-paste porcelain, 1905, made by Taxile-Maximin Doat, 1851-c.1939, French working at Sevres between 1878 and 1905.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

Still Life with Peacock Pie, and detail, oil on canvas, 1627.  Pieter Claesz, 1596/97-1660, Dutch, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 

 

 

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Plate with peacock and Eight Immortals, 1825-50, porcelain, China.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

 

Still Life with Fruit, oil on panel, 1675.  Jacob van Walscapell, 1644-1727, Dutch.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

Earthenware, Zsolnay Factory, Pecs, Hungary, c. 1900.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

Still Life with Figs and Bread, c. 1770, oil on canvas,  Luis Melendez, Spanish, 1715-1780.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

 

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Earthenware, American, 1983.  Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

Cakes, 1963, oil on canvas.  Wayne Thiebaud, American born 1920.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

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Earthenware custard cups and stand.  Spode factory, Staffordshire, England. c. 1820

 

 

 

Earthenware, 1870-80.  Theodore Deck, 1823-91, French.  Decorated by Edmond Lachenal, 1885-1948

 

 

 

Detail of Cakes, 1963, oil on canvas.  Wayne Thiebaud, American born 1920.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

Detail of Cakes, 1963, oil on canvas.  Wayne Thiebaud, American born 1920.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

 

 

Wrapped Oranges, 1889, oil on canvas.  William McCloskey, 1859-1941, American.  Loaned to the Philadelphia Art Museum in 2015 by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

 

 

 

Still Life, Cognac and Biscuits, 1850, oil on canvas. John F. Francis, 1808-1886, American.  On loan by private collectors to the Philadelphia Art Museum in 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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