John-Joseph Merlin's Silver Swan automaton, c 1774-82, Bowes Museum. Made entirely of silver, this life-size clockwork swan is both amazing and beautiful. More info: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2011/01/silver-swan-swimming-sumptuously-since.html
A silver pitcher shaped as a rabbit standing on its hind quarters, with hinged head, gilt interior & cabochon ruby eyes - stamped with Imperial Warrant mark of Fabergé, assay mark of Moscow 1894, assay master A. Svetchin, 88, height 9 ¾”.. This pitcher & the six rabbits that follow were formerly in the collection of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria (1861-1948), one of Fabergé's most important clients. While several similar pitchers exist, no other such group of rabbits seems to have survived.
How to make your bathroom an oasis: My favorite tip from this article was to put various toiletries in pretty bottles/containers, rather than the cheapy ones they came in. I don't currently have space for this, but I will once I get some kind of shelves.
Russian silver egg adorned with cabochon garnets and raised design depicting bees, leaves and grape clusters with vines. Gold wash to interior. Makers marks [Pavel Ovchinnikov] to both pieces of the egg. Late 19th century.
Homeowner Kristin Lee says the magenta Barbara Barry chair in the master bedroom is one of her favorite pieces in the condo she shares with her family during baseball season. Against views of Philadelphia, a Lee Industries sofa paired with Barbara Barry’s Arclight silver-leaf cocktail table offer a retreat for the lady of the house.
75-Strand-Liquid-Silver-Waterfall-Necklace - A rippling waterfall of Liquid Sterling Silver - Seventy-five strands of lustrous tiny Silver beads hand strung and gathered into graceful Silver cones. Strung by Navajo master bead artist Berlinda Begay. Can you imagine that this silver waterfall necklace has over fourteen thousand individual pieces in it. Twenty-four inches of soft flowing Sterling Silver to drape around your neck. This Liquid Silver Necklace is 24" long. Stamped Sterling