Tea Casket

ca. 1770

Containing two canisters for tea (green and black) and a larger one for sugar, this chest could be locked to secure its valuable contents; both tea and sugar were expensive commodities during the eighteenth century. The polychrome pastoral scenes and Italianate landscapes, combined with Rococo-style gilding against a pink ground, create an opulent effect.

At Laika studio

greuze:

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, The Roses of Heliogabalus (Detail), 1888

oncethingslookup:

Antonina Vasylchenko backstage at MSGM Fall 2014 RTW

eidetismo:

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Dir. Wes Anderson, 2004

vcrfl:

Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Eloquent Silence, op. CCCI, 1890.

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Young Audrey Hepburn in 1950’s.