Pouty Spinster

Moscow Blue, Leonid and Rimma Brailovsky, date unknown
Moscow Blue, Leonid and Rimma Brailovsky, date unknown
2Cellos

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In 1486 the Italian statesman Lorenzo de Medici was presented with a giraffe that quickly became a sensation in the city of Florence, probably a gift from the Burji Sultan of Egypt. Unfortunately, the animal died soon afterwards, becoming stuck in the beams of the Medici villa’s stables and breaking its neck.
Illustrations to Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat by Russian artist Savva Brodsky.
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Kuba cloth, Congo, Africa.
Kuba cloth, Congo, Africa.
Illustrations of surgical instruments by French painter and lithographer Nicolas-Henri Jacob (1782-1871).
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Illustrations of surgical instruments by French painter and lithographer Nicolas-Henri Jacob (1782-1871).

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The Hunterston brooch, an early Christian brooch with panels of gold filigree combining Celtic and Anglo-Saxon styles, made in the west of Scotland or Ireland around 700 AD.
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The Hunterston brooch, an early Christian brooch with panels of gold filigree combining Celtic and Anglo-Saxon styles, made in the west of Scotland or Ireland around 700 AD.
The neo-Gothic style binding of Longman & Company’s The Preacher, 1849.
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The neo-Gothic style binding of Longman & Company’s The Preacher, 1849.