century Dutch tile with tulips and Chinese Wan-Li corner motifs. Holland was first exposed to blue Chinese porcelain around 1602 due to trade with China. The Dutch/Chinese artistic fusion is wonderfully compatible.
cheat sheet: Love the History behind the Detail of each style/if I ever eventually make a chair I'd love to know where each style of leg came from, what time period etc. It would make the chair all the more meaningful.
A rare Renaissance period gold, enamel, ruby and diamond "gimmel" ring with memento mori, possibly century. Designed as two connected bands decorated with relief and enamels throughout, the bezels set with two rubies and two diamonds. The bands pull